Quotation Explorer - 'Artists'

An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences. - Edith Wharton
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. - Norman Rockwell
A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. - L. Ron Hubbard
children need calm—they’re artists - John J. Geddes
Artists are strange people. They make the world a beautiful place, and make others feel good, but they are a bunch of lonely people. Artists are people with unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams, lonely, and always searching for perfection. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. - Joseph Campbell
Writers and artists know that ethereal moment, when just one, fleeting something--a chill, an echo, the click of a lamp, a question—-ignites the flame of an entire work that blazes suddenly into consciousness. - Nadine C. Keels
The privilege of struggling artists is ... the life being buried in what we can't really afford of* what a gorgeous life!! - Hiroko Sakai
[Who are the artists you admire, Surrealist or otherwise?]Remedios Varo, Max Ernst, Charlotte Salomon, Goya, Aubrey Beardsley. Beardsley is not so much about the impossible as he is about freaks and deformities, but those are interesting to me too. - Audrey Niffenegger
I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time. Artists tend to take themselves way too seriously and don't enjoy the fun of making an impact on culture. I just have a good time and sequins represent a good time. - Lady Gaga
Artists should paint whatever they like. - Marty Rubin
The greatest artists see what is invisible to the masses. - A.D. Posey
We are artists. When we can’t find the beauty, we create it. - A.D. Posey
Philosophers wonder when they do not know, artists when they do. - Raheel Farooq
There are no greater or lesser arts, only greater or lesser artists. - Jim Malone
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
It's tragic that extremists co-opt the notion of God, and that hipsters and artists reject spirituality out of hand. I don't have a fixed idea of God. But I feel that it's us - the messed-up, the half-crazy, the burning, the questing - that need God, a lot more than the goody-two-shoes do. - Mike Doughty
Artists become their myths. - Marty Rubin
Good talent needs a showcase to prove its worth.There are many cases across the world across arts where good and talented artists have disappeared bcz no one saw them. - Chetan katigar
I am not afraid to die because I know heaven is a place of artists, musicians and poets - rassool jibraeel snyman
After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest sceintists are always artists as well. - Albert Einstein
Friends are the artists who paint happy lips on your face. - Richelle E. Goodrich
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
I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. - Marcel Duchamp
When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money - Oscar Wilde
Artists show us what we blind to. - Baris Gencel
Leaders today should be more conductors than solo artists. - Brad Lomenick
The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. - H.L. Mencken
Philosophers tell you what they think. Artists show you. - Marty Rubin
God and other artists are always a little obscure..... - Oscar Wilde
Blank walls are a shared canvas and we're all artists. - Carla H. Krueger
True artists unburden their envies and work toward encouraging amateurs. - Aniruddha Sastikar
There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists. - E.H. Gombrich
My father said that artists see the world differently than normal people. I see a tree where you mights see a collection of lines, shapes, and shadows. - Stacey H. Lee
The artists are the most powerful ones, the creators, first are the painters, working without words, second are the music composers, and third are the writers. - Robert Black
Publishers are just middlemen. That's all. If artists could remember that more often, they'd save themselves a lot of aggrevation. - Hugh Macleod
I believe dreams connect us to our ancestors and it is through creativity that we can tap into this in the conscious state. Creativity is a sort of trance that we have as artists that erases time and space. - Lorin Morgan-Richards
He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood. - E.M. Forster
Dreamers dream the dream, Artists live it. - Mark W. Boyer
Great artists have no country.
Artists are dishonest creatures really. They foist their version of reality upon us while making it all up. Writers, painters, musicians, auteurs—they’re all the same. - Tom Gething from "Sabotage"
The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found. - Terence McKenna
Before civilization, artists painted for the living. Today, most paint for a living. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid. - Jules Feiffer
I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'. - Kurt Vonnegut
All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few preparedto learn to draw? - Banksy
Every budding dictatorship begins by muzzling the artists, because they're a mouthy lot and they don't line up and salute very easily. - Margaret Atwood
Writers are alphabet artists. The blank page becomes their canvas as they paint pictures with words. - Barbara Case Speers
It's only artists who know how to use their eyes - Grant Albert Camus
If we can't, as artists, improve on real life, we should put down our pencils and go bake bread. - Barbara Kingsolver
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
Photographers are artists, they capture and bring emotion in the motions of life. - Unarine Ramaru
The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves. - Marcel Duchamp
Artists are never poor, they just don't get enough time to make money ! - Brahmananda Patra
Great artists need great clients. - I. M. Pei
The motivation of all artists is 'Look at me, Mum'. - Sebastian Horsley
While art should never become exclusionary and elitist, any culture which fails to support its artists is only contributing to its own impoverishment. (Beyond Religion, p. 122) - David N. Elkins
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. - Pope John Paul II
Nothing seems to me more tragic than the pressures we put on artists to do what we think we'll like, and our refusal to prize what is most ornery and special about them. - Marcia B. Siegel
Bad artists always admire each others work. - Oscar Wilde
Artists must remain in a state of awe to remain artists. - Marty Rubin
I'm kind of hooked to the game of art and literature; my heroes are artists and writers. - Jim Morrison
Charge less, but charge. Otherwise, you will not be taken seriously, and you do your fellow artists no favours if you undercut the market. - Elizabeth Aston
We are all born artists. The nature generally doesn’t discriminate among newborns with respect to art. Yet most of us try very hard as we grow, without knowing, to stop being artists. - Pawan Mishra
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
Artists, especially writers, great writers, are the most honest people I know. There are deep confessions in their words. And if we're strong enough to expose the spaces between them, we find truths there also. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Artists think along the edges of the box, because that's where things get done. That's where the audience is, that's where the means of production are available, and that's where you can make an impact. - Seth Godin
I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists. - Richard Linklater
Art has the ability to change minds. Passion is what changes the world. When both collide, it's as powerful as a bomb. Art isn't pretty and poised fluff. Art is brutal and snarling. Artists growl. This is the roar of change that beats within them. - 8/29/11 - A.H. Scott
Words are one of the most powerful things given to human beings. In the hands of artists who can use them properly they are like weapons of mass construction. - Eric T. Benoit
What are we artists for? We are for showing you what you've wandered for to find the home of your spirit... - Hiroko Sakai
Pornography won’t be enough. Because it never is. Sooner or later, all niggers want to touch the real thing. All dogs want to smell and taste the true information. All artists want to make their fantasies reality. And everyone with a cock wants to use it to fall in love. - Peter Sotos
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
Writers and other artists are mostly just historians, produced by nature to describe, decipher and thus historically represent the universe. - Robert Black
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't. - Annie Lennox
LEFTISTS EAT THEIR CHILDREN: The poets, artists, and radicals are murdered first once the "revolution" actually comes about. - A.E. Samaan
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
I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none. - Ben Shahm
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists. - Logan Pearsall Smith
To all you writers, artists, musicians, creative types who want to give up: It's okay to walk away for a bit. Get your second wind. But your writing, art, music will be there, lurking over your shoulder, and it will call to you, and you will answer. And come back even stronger. - Kathleen M. Rodgers
There will always be con artists, I know that, Warren admitted. But that doesn’t mean clairvoyance isn’t real. - Keith Steinbaum
You have to keep doing it, Even if no one is watching. The best artists, are those Who live from their expressions, Not chasing the impressions. - Nikki Rowe
When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. - Pablo Picasso
As artists, we are eternally heartbroken. - Lady Gaga
The challenge is quite formidable if you spell it out explicitly: artists must look at a three-dimensional scene with their two-dimensional retinas and then generate a two-dimensional painting that appears three-dimensional to viewers who look at it with their two-dimensional retinas. - Margaret S. Livingstone
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. - James Baldwin
Musicians are artists, as silence is their canvas. - Mark Hewer
It’s a shame how much artists have to bleed for people to enjoy their work. - Solange nicole
Artists, by their free expressions, encourage others to be free. This is the quality that makes works of art enduring. - Marty Rubin
I romanticize life the way artists see scenery or a dreamer gazes up at the stars. - Anastasia Bolinder
We are defined as artists by the pull of our hearts, not the creation of our hands. - Edward Mooney, Jr.
Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature. - Steven Pinker
Few artists thrive in solitude and nothing is more stimulating than the conflict of minds with similar interests. - Arthur C. Clarke
Some artists benefit less from being interviewed than they do from being left alone. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. - Eugène Delacroix
Artists and intellectuals are not he same animal. This causes a great deal of confusion. Our schools teach educate us intellectually but not artistically. We learn to deconstruct art, not construct it. - Julia Cameron
Artists are not in delusion, they only recreate the hidden side - Farid F. Ibrahim
Great artists are great not because of their great sufferings, but because of their joy in creating. - Marty Rubin
Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. - Oliver Gaspirtz
It is the duty of every generation of writers and artists to find fresh ways of expressing the habitual circumstances of the human condition. To serve up the lukewarm remains of yesterdays dinner is easy, profitable and popular, (for a while). It is also wrong. - Jeanette Winterson
What a major mistake, having rejected pretty much all of the great talented female artists that have lived throughout the ages, art history is left incomplete. The validity of the written art history is as absent as those women left out. - Siren Waroe
Kids are real artists. They’d rather paint the outside of the box than being stuck inside. - Shawn Lukas
The dictators, commanders or emperors who want to conquer the world soon realize that the world has already been conquered by the artists and their arts! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Writing is the only art form where a good number of the artists make a slice of their living criticizing one another in print, in public. - Christian Bauman
That life has no clear purpose or meaning is the best possible news for artists. - Marty Rubin
Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence- a reconcentration… tearing away the veils, the attitudes people acquire of their time and earlier time. Really good artists tear down those veils - Francis Bacon
Flying is not only the art of the birds, but it is also the art of the artists! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide. - D.W. Winnicott
Artists are the shamans of our time. - Will Bason
There are two types of people in this world: Those who make it their life's work to rid themselves of all pain and suffering... and Artists. - Gregor Collins
Artists of today can be inspired by the past, but they have to apply present methods if they want a future in music. - Loren Weisman
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