Quotation Explorer - 'Artist'

Being kind to your dog doesn't make you a better artist. - Margaret Atwood
The artist has the master picture in his mind, before he begins to paint. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to. - Janet Fitch
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. - John F. Kennedy
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist - Albert Einstein
I pastiche, I quote, I lie. Fake, forge, forage, fabricate, copy, borrow, transform, steal. I illusion. I’m a genuine deceiver, a shy sham artist. - Shawna Lemay
I see the game now. You can't write with ink, and you can't write with your own heart's blood, but you can write with the heart's blood of some one else. You have to be a cad before you can be an artist. O’Henry 'The Plutonian Fire' (1905) - O. Henry
You can be taught to write you can’t be taught to be an artist - John Geddes
Painting in watercolor is like walking a tight-rope; one must achieve a perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what the artist wants to do, or all is lost. - Mary C. Taylor
every good artist paints what he is - Jackson Pollock
Be an artist in everything you do. - Debasish Mridha
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Henry Ward Beecher
The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it. - Craig Raine
Anything can be art: painting stairs, raising a child, or organising a trip to the end of the world. It's the way you live that makes you either an artist, or an art connoisseur, or an unsatisfied critic. - Mykyta Isagulov
The Artist always has the masters in his eyes. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If an Artist falls in love with you, you will live forever. - Genereux Philip
[N]othing is more easily corrupted than an artist. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Art might be beautiful even though the artist is not. - Debasish Mridha
When you steal from an artist you are stealing their blood, sweat and tears. - Tyler Shields
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. - Pablo Picasso
During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high. - Kurt Vonnegut
The scientist seeks laws; the historian, causes; the artist, freedom. - Marty Rubin
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. - Andy Warhol
All writers are different, each have their own artist way they go about telling a story. The only thing they have in common, is they write. - Lori Lesko
The artist takes in the world, but instead of being oppressed by it, he reworks it in his own personality and recreates it in the work of art. - Ernest Becker
He's an artist in London. We don't see him much."Tom gave him one of his quick, considering glances and asked, "Doesn't he live with you?""No," said Indigo, finally saying out loud what he had known now for a long, long time. "Not really. Not anymore. - Hilary McKay
He who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. - Francis of Assisi
If you participate in life, you don’t see it clearly: you suffer from it too much or enjoy it too much. The artist, to my way of thinking, is a monstrosity, something outside nature. All the misfortunes Providence inflicts on him come from his stubborness in denying that maxim. - Gustave Flaubert
Every artist joins a conversation that's been going on for generations, even millennia, before he or she joins the scene. - John Barth
It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer - Shanna LaFleur
The artist can not serve his struggle for freedom unless he subjectively assimilates the social content, unless he feels in his very nerves its meaning and drama and freely seeks to give his own inner world incarnation in his art. - Leon Trotsky
There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions. - Anais Nin
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. - Tennessee Williams
An authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. - Rebecca West
Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe. - Jalaluddin Rumi
It's impossible for a creative artist to be either a Puritan or a Fascist, because both are a negation of the creative urge. The only things a creative artist can be opposed to are ugliness and injustice. - Liam O'Flaherty
I am an artist, my hair is rarely tamed & sometimes I sleep till noon, My house is messy and I speak to the moon. I care less about the materials that I share with my world and more about the passion inside myself. Im an artist, what more can you expect? i am full of soul, love and all the rest. - Nikki Rowe
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
As an artist, my talents are not mine alone to just keep. My creations have to touch lives, spread love and let my skills be used only in good things but should be selfless not through selfish motives. In this manner, I am giving the gift back to my Master Creator." - Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. - Marcel Duchamp
Don't Become An Artist, Actor, Muscian, Producer or Writer, Etc, For Only The Money. You May Be Very Dissapointed. - Chris Mentillo
Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out. - Chuck Jones
The Gospel worldview equips the artist with a unique combination of optimism and realism about life. - Timothy J. Keller
An artist is someone who, needing nothing and no one, wants everything and everyone. - Neel Burton
If you are an artist, may no love of wealth or fame or admiration and no fear of blame or misunderstanding make you ever paint, with pen or brush, an ideal of external life otherwise than as you see it. - Olive Schreiner
An angry artist tells people what (he thinks) they need to hear. A hungry artist tells people what (he thinks) they want to hear. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Love is the greatest artist in the universe; everything it creates is a masterpiece. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Anyone that says his mind will be probably regarded a fool, but the true artist is not moved by the comments about the looks of his painting or remarks that are dreadfully sarcastic, but hearken now! That he who says what others want to hear hasn't said anything of his own. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. - Leo Tolstoy
An artist is someone who cannot rest, who can never rest as long as there is one suffering creature in this world. - Madeleine L'Engle
If there is no mystery, for the artist, to solve inside of his art, then there's no point in it. . . . for me, every act of art is the act of solving a mystery. - Truman Capote
The highest duty of the writer is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may. In serving his vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation. - John F. Kennedy
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. - Oscar Wilde
An artist does not fake reality--he *stylizes* it. - Ayn Rand
I don't think there's a rap artist that has more songs about killing somebody than Johnny Cash does.
To become an artist you have to be curious. - Leonardo da Vinci
You are the artist, and your days the canvas. Will you create an original masterpiece, or live a paint-by-numbers kind of life? - John Mark Green
You know what? I'm an artist. I'm an artist and I'm gonna make art, arty art art! - Andy Biersack
Look at your life like a blank canvas and you're the artist, now go ahead and paint your masterpiece." . - Ray Mancini
Every parent is an artist, but not every artist is apparent. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
For the true artist, there is no trivial thing. - Marty Rubin
If you have a sharp brain, then you are an artist. - mohammad rishad sakhi
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
i can create my imagination coz i am because Artist.! - Manish Suthar
Edsel is the artist in our family. Art is something I know nothing about. - Henry Ford
She doesn't know any other way to express her love, it always flowed like a river inside her. Don't judge her for the way she love .Like an artist she carves each relation in her life wholeheartedly. Now its an art work , you might not like her art but don't doubt her love which created that. - Archna Mohan
as an artist, one of the toughest things to do is getting someone to understand why you think the way you think. And as much as i don't wanna care what they think about my thinking, it comes down to making them understand or watching them leave. - Darnell Lamont Walker
What an artist finds, he finds without looking for it. - Marty Rubin
An artist sees not only the thing, but he also hears its inner voice. - Debasish Mridha
Be an artist, in whatever little faculty possible.For the Earth, without ‘Art’ is just ‘Eh - Jasleen Kaur Gumber
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them. - Anton Chekhov
Not only the artist watches his art with admiration but his art also watches his artist with admiration! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The knowledge an artist possesses is an advanced form of daydreaming. - Marty Rubin
You are an artist; your life is your masterpiece. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent - Oscar Wilde
A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist - Lady Gaga
There is, perhaps, no more dangerous man in the world than the man with the sensibilities of an artist but without creative talent. With luck such men make wonderful theatrical impresarios and interior decorators, or else they become mass murderers or critics. - Dame Edna Everage
When a mad man found some certain way to express his insanity in original way, he would get promoted to be called an Artist.... Wait, are you talking about me? - Hiroko Sakai
For a true artist, difficulties become opportunities and clouds become solid present. - Alejandro Jodorowsky
The artist must forget the audience, forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music.Then, the music speaks through the performance,and the performer and the listener will walk togetherwith the soul of the composer, and withGod. - Mstislav Rostropovich
A high self-esteem having artist works hard to be understood. A low self-esteem having artist works hard to be agreed with. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Not anyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. - Jan Pinkava Ratatouille
A very fine artist can take something quite ordinary and, through sheer artistry and willpower, turn it into a work of art. - Truman Capote
Wishful thinking is more valuable to an artist than critical thinking. - Marty Rubin
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. - George Santayana
Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him. - Konstantin Stanislavski
The other day, when I was deciding where to place a mountain range, how to make a river's flow detour around underground stalactite caves, and what precise color to give the sky at sunset, I realized I was God... or an artist and a writer. - Vera Nazarian
I don't believe any real artists have ever been non-political. They may have been insensitive to this particular plight or insensitive to that, but they were political, because that's what an artist is―a politician. - Toni Morrison
But secretly I knew I had been transformed, moved by the revelation that human beings create art, that to be an artist was to see what others could not. - Patti Smith
I am always doing what I thought I couldn't do, because I might learn something. Henri Marcel - French Artist in Marriage, A Journey and A Dog. - Brenda H Sedgwick
What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. - Pablo Picasso
The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another…and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.— - Leonard Bernstein
I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
An artist cannot do anything slovenly. - Jane Austen
An artist that makes art merely to meet a demand is a slave to what his patrons wants to see, or, hear. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. - Oscar Wilde
Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. - don Miguel Ruiz
Whatever success or acclaim an artist might achieve, it's just a bad job if you don't enjoy it. - Marty Rubin
For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue that I had to do the job myself. - Anaïs Nin
Even being an artist isn't as good as being nothing. - Marty Rubin
To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence. - Louise Bourgeois
An artist reveals his naked soul in his work - and so, gentle reader, do you when you respond to it. - Ayn Rand
If living Life is an art, then Only You can be the artist to make it colorful. - Sagar Gosavi
The only obligation any artist can have is to himself. His works means nothing, otherwise. It has no meaning. - Truman Capote
Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes....Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas. - Arshile Gorky
The artist is the only one qualified to criticize his art, because only the artist knows what he was trying to express and how satisfied he is with the attempt. - Ron Brackin
Every great athlete, artist and aspiring being has a great team to help them flourish and succeed - personally and professionally. Even the so-called 'solo star' has a strong supporting cast helping them shine, thrive and take flight. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
If an artist is not only he who sings or paints, but he whow express himself by words or illustrations then I can consider myself as one. - Amen Muffler
That a work of creation struggles and insistently demands to be brought into being is a fact that no genuine artist would think of denying. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Gathering your own reference materials, sketches and using your own imagination is going to help you grow as an artist far more than stealing someone else's work. - Bonnie Hamlin
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape... - Pablo Picasso
It's rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing. - Steve Jobs
Today the artist has inherited the combined functions of hermit, pilgrim, prophet, priest, shaman, sorcerer, soothsayer, alchemist. - Thomas Merton
The modern artist is working with space and time and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating. - Jackson Pollock
Work neither for fame nor profit. An artist should aspire only to inspire. - Hayden Pearton
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso
There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Where Norman Rockwell is the Artist for the man on the street, O'Henry is his author. - Sonia Rumzi
Every artist needs canvass, mine just happens to be Microsoft Word and a Thesaurus. - Lori Lesko
The only really free artist is the one who sings all alone in the shower. - Marty Rubin
The market follows the artist. The artist does not follow the market. - Iimani David
As an artist, motive means opportunity - Siren Waroe
Tomorrow is a blank canvas and you are the artist. - Lamees Alhassar
A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist. - Louis Nizer
I'm convinced that Theoretical Physicist is just another way of saying BS Artist. - J.C. Cassels
When you've found your inner artist, suddenly nothing is ever finished - Damond Jiniya
I look into your eyes and I’m sure that some divine artist dipped her brush in the same soul and used it to paint us both. - Cristen Rodgers
The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery. - Sir Francis Bacon
He’s a pagan! I’m an artist! We’re naturally sympathetic! - Sidney Howard
Artists shouldn't wait until they are told what their art should be, they shouldn't follow trends or allow other people to influence their work, an artist should only create from the strongest emotions within their heart - Andrew James Pritchard
The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all. - Julia Cameron
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein
When I think of Tao, I think of the artist Bob Ross and his famous painting techniques. I can hear him say, It’s your tree, you can make it look any way you want to. - Sheila Burke
Don't resent the artist for painting the wrong picture of you after you provided the colors of your character. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
I'm an artist who is a Christian. I'm not a Christian artist.
Time and death: It's the ultimate vision of an artist at the end of everything. It's just what's there. It was not something I planned to do. - Don DeLillo
When an artist paints a flower, she borrows the beauty from nature and adds fragrance from her own heart. - Debasish Mridha
The present is only faced in any generation by the artist. - Marshall McLuhan
Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around wildly and call it a nightmare, or a witches sabbath or a portrait of the devil; but only a great painter can make such a thing really scare or ring true. That's because only a real artist knows the anatomy of the terrible, or the physiology of fear. - H.P. Lovecraft
Be a great artist especially when you draw your life’s picture. - Debasish Mridha
I am a victim. To be an artist is to be a victim, because if you don't do what you want to do you die. That is the reality. - Alejandro Jodorowsky
The mind of an artist never sleeps, because dreaming is when they do their best work. - Mark W. Boyer
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. - William Faulkner
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowski
What an artist perishes with me!
God is the best makeup Artist I have ever seen however, you may get an honorable mention for sprucing. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Tonight I’ve been dealing with a known killer, a male whore, a scam artist and now I’ve graduated to talking to a mayor. Who’s next? The President of the National Association of Rodents? - V. Alexander
You knew that what makes me very glad is that you are an artist. - mohammad rishad sakhi
An artist is a provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one. It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one. That is the realm of the artist. - Federico Fellini
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. - André Gide
Design is an art, creative artist must have a beautiful mind - Bhupesh B. Patil
When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by as his only lasting achievement. - Max Ernst
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all. - Walt Whitman
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Greater Creativity by Julia Cameron - Piet Mondrian
Teaching is as sacred as priesthood. If one has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and artist, he must not teach. - Pearl Buck
I remember growing up, saying you’re an artist it sounds pretentious but now it’s one of the only dignified things that you can call yourself. - Marilyn Manson
Abstract means literally to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract. - Richard Diebenkorn
If an artist is not only he who sings or paints, but he who express himself by words or drawing then I can consider myself as one. - Amen Muffler
When you master the art of work, then your life becomes a work of art...and you're the artist and no one else paints your life for you. - Sotero M Lopez II
...What I depend on is a vigorous audience that can discover sweetness and light, beauty and truth, beyond the ability of the artist, on his own, to create them. - Orson Scott Card
Through art we can see the reflection of the inner world of an artist. - Debasish Mridha
A picture is a personal diary where only the artist knows the meaning. - Steeven Shaw
My mother said to me, if you go into the military, you will become a general. If you go into the clergy, you will become Pope. Instead, I became an artist, and I am Piccaso.
He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death. - Irving Stone
When dealing with writers it breaks down like this: a regular writer is your average everyday megalomaniac. Like every artist, there's a part of them that believes--nay, knows--the world turns for them. Most are harmless. Some are obnoxious. Some are Bret Easton Ellis. - Hannah Strom-Martin
Artist must have an all-or-nothing attitide. Otherwise they will bite his head off and there will be no artist. - Kata Mlek
We all have an inner artist that has something to tell us if we allow it to come to the surface. - Bill Buchman
The artist, and particularly the poet, is always an anarchist in the best sense of the word. He must heed only the call that arises within him from three strong voices: the voice of death, with all its foreboding, the voice of love and the voice of art. - Federico García Lorca
One is either an artist or one is not. It is not something one becomes. It is something that one is from birth. We do not study to be artists. We study to become more proficient. To understand more. - Edward Swift
Remember...we don't see objects, we see light. [...] Light can do anything water can do--flow, wash, trickle. It can do anything an artist can do--paint, burnish, carve. Candlelight falls, licks a face. There is always light in a room. - Janet Fitch
Alex has met them at the restaurant with his latest girlfriend, black-banged Lola, a performance artist who claims to have studied magic. - Ron Childress
My first thought, as a child, was that the artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and that he does it without destroying something else. A kind of refutation of the conservation of matter. That still seems to me its central magic, its core of joy. - John Updike
The task of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
The true artist plays mad with his soul, labors at the very lip of the volcano, but remembers and clings to his purpose, which is as strong as the dream. He is not someone possessed, like Cassandra, but a passionate, easily tempted explorer who fully intends to get home again, like Odysseus. - John Gardner
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms, Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
For the modern consciousness, the artist (replacing the saint) is the exemplary sufferer. And among artists, the writer, the man of words, is the person to whom we look to be able best to express his suffering. - Susan Sontag
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. - Wassilly Kandinsky
The history of time is captured by poet, artist, writer, photographer…! - Lailah Gifty Akita
It’s called being an artist for a reason; it’s something YOU ARE. It’s how you live. It’s WHO you are. How you spend your life and what you leave behind. - Charlotte Eriksson
The storm is an artist; the rainbow is its masterpiece. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I have the heart of an artist and the soul of a writer. - A.D. Posey
If you are any kind of an artist, then validation can be a result, but you’re going to do the work anyway. Because you’re just wired that way. It’s so engrained, it’s such a part of your personality that you don’t just stop doing it. - David Sedaris
A great artist is always before his time or behind it. - George Moore
Be an artist, see the beauty not only with your eyes but also with your heart. - Debasish Mridha
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically. - Vasily Kandinsky
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it. - Henry Moore
An artist must be passionately in love with her art. Obsessed or possessed go mad for what you believe in. - Charlotte Eriksson
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso
The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist. - Eric Gill
Vladimir Nabokov, contemning readers who "identified" with characters in fiction, remarked that the best readers identify with the artist. - Joseph Epstein
I would rather fail as an artist than succeed as anything else. - Robert Dowling
I think comedy as an art involves the audience as a participant as much as is involves the artist. - Craig Ferguson
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. - Pablo Picasso
Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. - Saul Bellow
Only the mediocre artist is always at his best. - Victor J. Banis
For an artist, there's nothing better than having the opportunity to create a world that doesn't- but could- exist. - Christophe Lautrette
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. - Émile Zola
A scientist is proud of his intelligence, an artist is proud of his imagination. - Amit Kalantri
One cannot remain the same. Art is a mirror which should show many reflections, and the artist should not always show the same face, or the face becomes a mask.
I am the eye that beholds... And I am the dreamer that paints the stars in the night sky... For I am the one they call artist, and you call Love. - Solange nicole
There's no correlation between creativity and equipment ownership. None. Zilch. Nada. Actually, as the artist gets more into his thing, and as he gets more successful, his number of tools tends to go down. He knows what works for him. Expending mental energy on stuff wastes time. - Hugh Macleod
People who feel pain, that’s common. Someone who uses pain to create, this is an Artist. - Steeven Shaw
That life has no clear meaning is the best possible news for an artist. - Marty Rubin
One note does not make a symphony; one artist does not make an orchestra. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa said that to be an artist means never to avert your eyes. And that's the hardest thing, because we want to flinch. The artist must go into the white hot center of himself, and our impulse when we get there is to look away and avert our eyes. - Robert Olen Butler
And every good artist knows that the gift comes from somewhere else, and it's there for a reason, and that's to make the world a better place. - James Lee Burke
Be an artist; you can get away with anything. - A.D. Posey
I'm an artist. I'm an artist and I'm going to make art! Art arty art art. - Andy Beirsack
[The Creator] shines in the cosmic consciousness as a painting in the mind of an artist. - Swami Venkatesananda
Normal is not a part of my vocabulary. I am an artist after all. - Paul S. Lynch
We all have an artist within us; but not all of us help him to create wings on our bodies! Those who help will know the taste of the skies! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art. - Kamand Kojouri
It is the artist who tries to gradually accustom people to the possibilities of a better state of things. - C.A. Dawson Scott
A storm is an artist who passes by on her way to paint your rainbow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
All art is a form of vulnerability because at least part of the artist goes into the piece. - A.D. Posey
The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas. - Pablo Picasso
The poet, the artist, the sleuth - whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial... he cannot go along with currents and trends. - Alfred North Whitehead
This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art. - James Baldwin
Artist is not human, but humanity. - Raheel Farooq
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
Why not fall in love with an artist? Otherwise there are no letters, pictures, paintings and songs for you when you wake up. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The price an artist pays for doing what he wants is that he has to do it. - William S. Burroughs
We may never pick up a paintbrush or sculpt a masterpiece, but each one of us—without exception—is an artist in our own way. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
The greatest artist and web-designer ever is indeed a spider! - Munia Khan
An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine. - Andres Serrano
An artist who conforms to conventional ideas is nothing but a mere charlatan. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I can create my imagination because i am an Artist.! - Manish Suthar
The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails - James Joyce
Seeing is an art; To become an artist, you need to feel. - Iman Ghavamabadi
Out of the cacophony of random suffering and chaos that can mark human life, the life artist sees or creates a symphony of meaning and order. A life of wholeness does not depend on what we experience. Wholeness depends on how we experience our lives. - Desmond Tutu
The cruelest thing you can do to an artist is tell them their work is flawless when it isn't - Yahtzee Croshaw
Every great artist has the sense of provocation. - Arthur Cravan
Why is joy not considered a fit subject for an artist? - Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The advantage of having an artistic tradition is that the younger artist could see an organic link between the real life of one's country and its art work which is a sublimation of that life. - Kuo Pao Kun
Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confidence in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer - Rainer Maria Rilke
Not everyone with a painting brush is an artist, likewise not everyone with a camera is a photographer - Ewlyn Fernando
Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist.
Some things are meant to live and die with an artist - J.R. Stewart
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better. - YourLeo
The artist has a duty to be calm. He has no right to show his emotion, his involvement, to go pouring it all out at the audience. Any excitement over a subject must be sublimated into an Olympian calm of form. That is the only way in which an artist can tell of the things that excite him. - Andrei Tarkovsky
For an artist is not a consumer, as our commercials urge us to be. An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the act of creation there is collaboration. We do not create alone. - Madeleine L'Engle
The value of an artist is more because of his originality than his skill. - Amit Kalantri
It is by continuing to put out good work that the artist best shows his gratitude. - Criss Jami
All types and levels of art are beautiful, because art is beautiful, creativity is gorgeous and the artist itself is a masterpiece already. - Kelly Palmen
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. - D. H. Lawrence
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
Next to the Energy that emanates from the Sun, there is only one real magic; It lies within the Visual Artist. - Andrea L'Artiste
The artist must manage to make posterity believe that he never existed. - Gustave Flaubert
A human being is a real artist and a creative in any field, not a programmed robot in some factory. - Shawn Lukas
Art is the reflection of pure emotion and mind, the nature of sensation. An artist illustrates that. - Unarine Ramaru
Wherever I wander off to, when I draw, when I paint, I get my life back. I am lucky that I am an Artist. - Hiroko Sakai
REPLICA, n. A reproduction of a work of art, by the artist that made the original. It is so called to distinguish it from a "copy," which is made by another artist. When the two are mae with equal skill the replica is the more valuable, for it is supposed to be more beautiful than it looks. - Ambrose Bierce
We believe that an artist, in order to be true to himself and his work, must be a free man. - John F. Kennedy
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)] - Robert Hughes
Nobody should ever receive more money for a work of art than the artist who produced it. - Pansy Schneider-Horst
An author is an artist who paints a picture in the imagination of the reader. - Darrell Case
Artist, never explains his work, it’s the audience that explores it. Explain Vs Explore is what we should adopt in our personality- Be unique always. - Praveen Chenna
Don't be an artist. Be somebody's artist. - zev rector
Next to the Energy that emanates from the Sun, there is only one real magic; It lies within the Visual Artist. When one can take an empty space and create something beautiful, It is not just Art, It's "Magic". - Andrea L'Artiste
The decadent artist markets other people's pain - Jennifer Birkett
To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. - Marcel Duchamp
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. - Émile Zola
And remember whatever discipline you're in, whether you're a musician or a photographer, fine artist or a cartoonist, writer, a dancer, a singer, a designer... whatever you do, you have a thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art. - Neil Gaiman
It takes an artist…. to be an artist - Sameh Elsayed
You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there. - Maria Callas
A great artist paints a picture on the canvas of his mind using the colors of his love and imagination before transferring the image onto a real canvas. - Debasish Mridha
There is no art without artist, try to paint your future under God's control. - Bruce Mbanzabugabo
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. - Jean Cocteau
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon
You look like a lesbian artist fairy. - LaCour Nina
The artist must be blind to "recognized" and "unrecognized" form, deaf to the teachings and desires of his time. His open eyes must be directed to his inner life and his ears must be constantly attuned to the voice of inner necessity. - Wassily Kandinsky
You know you possess the soul of an artist when, each time you sit down to create, the whole universe lays itself at your feet. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth. - Ezra Pound
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. - Oscar Wilde
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. - Piet Mondrian
My main task as an artist is to show you either what you have never seen before -- or to show you what you have seen countless times, in a way you've never seen it. - Mike Duron
[...] I've come to the conclusion that the artist can not justify life or come up with a cogent reason as to why life is meaningful, but the artist can provide you with a cold glass of water on a hot day. - Woody Allen
Artist paint images unseen, musicians create sounds that emerge from silence, and authors write from a synthetic point of view about a world that can never exist. - Carl Henegan
Then Martine said: "So yuo will be poor now all your life, Babette?"Poor?" said Babette. She smiled as if to herself. "No, I shall never be poor. I told you that I am a great artist. A great artist, Mesdames, is never poor.We have something, Mesdames, of which other people know nothing. - Karen Blixen
Whoever uses the spirit that isin him creatively is an artist. Tomake living itself an art, that isthe goal. - Henry Miller
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts--such is the duty of the artist. - Robert Schumann
I've always been admired as a musician and painter but not spiritual writer, and that's why God's an artist, not priest. - Robin Sacredfire
I never understood, what a starving artist was until I became one. - Mary Sage Nguyen
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. - Edward Hopper
Without an element of vulgarity, no man can be a work of art...I have to try and think what an artist is, apart from a hooligan who cannot live within his income of praise. - Quentin Crisp
A true artist removes his heart willingly, allows constructive criticism to stomp it, then puts it back—bruised and aching—as he continues to strive for excellence due to the all-consuming obsession and love for his art. - H.G. Mewis
The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. - Oscar Wilde
To fornicate is to aspire to enter into another; the artist never emerges from himself. - Charles Baudelaire
Love is the greatest artist in the universe; all her works are masterpieces. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The neurotic and the artist - since both live out the unconscious of the race - reveal to us what is going to emerge endemically in the society later on.
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search. - Rick Riordan
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker. - Thomas Hardy
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. - William Faulkner
If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself? - Miguel Ruiz
To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes. - Akira Kurosawa
I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist. - Billy Joel
Normal, average and ordinary are not a part of my vocabulary. I am an artist after all! - Paul S. Lynch
The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province. - Albert Einstein
I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it. - Federico Fellini
Assassination is an art, milord, and I am the city’s most accomplished artist - Durzo Blint - Brent Weeks
The here, the now and the individual have always been the special concern of the saint, the artist, the poet and -- from time immemorial--the woman. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The importance of an artist is to be measured by the quantity of new signs which he has introduced to the language of art. - Henri Matisse
The out-of-work actor wears out more than shoe leather. The very sensibilities that make him an artist are shattered by the disregard he is shown as a human being. - Bette Davis
The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. - D.H. Lawrence
Magic is always there. Sometimes it just takes an artist to find it and show the rest of us where to look. - Amy Neftzger
If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing - Glenn Gould
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone.. the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. - Marcel Duchamp
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture - Paulo Coelho
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