"Prolific is a word often given to describe Holland's output of art over the years, but it's horribly understating."
"At first I tried to develop a style. Then I stopped trying. Not trying worked."
Op-Ed at 40: Four Decades of Illustration Video by The New York Times / Interview by Aviva Michaelov, Art Director New York Times Op-ed page
"What interests me is the heart and soul of a culture, what's behind it and the things we all take for granted because often the things we take for granted are unique to our particular period."
"By the seventies, you couldn't walk through Soho without getting run over by a topless cello player or if you stood still, Christo might come along and wrap you up."
The Natural Interview with Brad Holland by Stirling Kelso, Texas Monthly
"One year a tornado carried off my grandmother's house. It looked like Dorothy's house in The Wizard of Oz, except it didn't have a witch sticking out from under it."
"We don't know if the soulfulness in their paintings came from their faith in God, or faith in their own craftsmanship. But either way, it came because they believed in something bigger than themselves...There was a modesty in these paintings that was missing from the modern era."
"Style is the most valuable asset of the modern artist. That's probably why so many styles are reported lost or stolen each year."
Poor Bradford's Almanac by Steven Heller, Imprint: The Online Community for Graphic Designers
"Brad is still extraordinarily active doing his art and now writing about it too. I've always loved his writing; it was sincere yet ironic, smart, and soothing, just like his best talks and lectures."
"Artists who are driven by opposing passions often come to grief. But those who succeed in harnessing them often give off light."
"This predicament is now called Postmodernism, and if you're confused about it, that's probably because you're beginning to understand it."
"I knew I was going to have to start at the bottom, so I wanted to get to the bottom as fast as I could."
"I began to feel like I was just one more guy who painted like Brad Holland."
Phantom Pain by Brad Holland, New York Art World
"Lost souls will probe every aspect of modern life for the vulnerability that is the underbelly of complexity."
"Holland had ideas. He saw himself as a conceptualist in the manner of the early 20th Century Expressionists and Surrealists."
Illustration and the Law by Steven Heller, Imprint: The Online Community for Graphic Designers
"I've been practicing art without a license for 40 years; I don't think I'll push my luck by practicing law without one."
First Things About Secondary Rights by Brad Holland, The Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, Columbia Law School
"With the advent of the digital age, artists' neglected secondary rights have been recognized as a potential stream of income for whichever parties control them."
"The Orphan Works bill affects every artist and photographer in the world."
"Under Orphan Works legislation, nothing you do would be protected unless you registered it with a commercial registry."
"Artists, he said, are like cats. 'You can't herd cats, but you can move their food.'"
"This amendment would orphan millions of valuable copyrights and open the door to cultural theft on an unprecedented scale."
"If you thought you were already confused about how to protect your copyrights, welcome to the Fun House."
"Copy Leftists fail to distinguish between copyrights held by corporations and those held by individuals. Corporations don't create; individuals do."
"But imagine instead if Van Gogh had had to waste endless hours of his short career digitizing every single drawing, painting and sketch, registering his metadata with multiple databases, filing out forms, monitoring the internet for infringements and dragging infringers into US courts to contest the diligence of their searches and proving the value of his work - which in his lifetime was zero. He'd have shot himself years earlier."
Orphan Works: A Hobson's Choice for Artists by Brad Holland, opening statement from the US Small Business Administration Roundtable
"Visual artists oppose the Orphan Works Act because it would impose a radically new business model on the licensing of copyrighted work."
"The proposed changes to copyright law threaten the exclusive rights and copyright protections afforded to visual artists by the 1976 Copyright Act."
"As copyright holders of published illustrations we unite to protect our copyrights, establish transparent accountability of the reprographic royalty streams earned by American illustrators, and promote the proper licensing of our works."