Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial

"All truth is hard truth. We’re in the darkness now, and we got to accept the hard truth to bring on the light. You can hide the truth, but you can’t get rid of it. When truth come out in the light, we get the beauty of the world."
– Thornton Dial

"If there is one thing that you can do, leave something for somebody else…You can work for somebody else’s freedom. You can leave something for somebody else’s child.
This is life." – Thornton Dial

"A giant among us, a talent that seems unlimited…"
– David C. Driskell, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

"There is revelation in these works."
– Amiri Baraka, Poet, scholar and activist

"Art [is] supposed to show how the world is: sometimes dark, sometimes light."
– Thornton Dial