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Only the middle distance and what may be called the remoter foreground are strictly human. When we look very near or very far, man either vanishes altogether or loses his primacy. The astronomer looks even further afield than the Sung painter and sees even less of human life. At the other end of the scale the physicist, the chemist, the physiologist pursue the close-up – the cellular close-up, the molecular, the atomic and subatomic. Of that which, at twenty feet, even at arm's length, looked and sounded like a human being no trace remains.
Something analogous happens to the myopic artist and the happy lover. In the nuptial embrace personality is melted down; the individual (it is the recurrent theme of Lawrence's poems and novels) ceases to be himself and becomes a part of the vast impersonal universe.
And so it is with the artist who chooses to use his eyes at the near point. In his work humanity loses its importance, even disappears completely. Instead of men and women playing their fantastic tricks before high heaven, we are asked to consider the lilies, to meditate on the unearthly beauty of 'mere things,' when isolated from their utilitarian context and rendered as they are, in and for themselves. Alternatively (or, at an earlier stage of artistic development, exclusively), the nonhuman world of the near-point is rendered in patterns. These patterns are abstracted for the most part from leaves and flowers – the rose, the lotus, the acanthus, palm, papyrus – an ~ Aldous Huxley
The Artist quotes by Aldous Huxley
Nor is it merely that we can discern in Christ that close union of personality with perfection which forms the real distinction between the classical and romantic movement in life, but the very basis of his nature was the same as that of the nature of the artist - an intense and flamelike imagination. He realised in the entire sphere of human relations that imaginative sympathy which in the sphere of Art is the sole secret of creation. He understood the leprosy of the leper, the darkness of the blind, the fierce misery of those who live for pleasure, the strange poverty of the rich. Someone wrote to me in trouble, 'When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting.' How remote was the writer from what Matthew Arnold calls 'the Secret of Jesus.' Either would have taught him that whatever happens to another happens to oneself, and if you want an inscription to read at dawn and at night-time, and for pleasure or for pain, write up on the walls of your house in letters for the sun to gild and the moon to silver, 'Whatever happens to oneself happens to another. ~ Oscar Wilde
The Artist quotes by Oscar Wilde
Every successful artist comes from a family - parents or siblings or both - who, although equally gifted, chose not to pursue the treacherous and difficult path of the artist. ~ Chris Abani
The Artist quotes by Chris Abani
The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities. ~ Adam Ferguson
The Artist quotes by Adam Ferguson
Humility is a virtue that is enjoined upon us. So far as the artist is concerned, with good reason; indeed, when he compares what he has done with what he wanted to do, when he compares his disappointing efforts with the great masterpieces of the world, he finds it the easiest of virtues to practice. Unless he is humble he cannot hope to improve. Self-satisfaction is fatal to him. The strange thing is that we are embarrassed by humility in others. We are ill at ease when they humble themselves before us. I don't know why this should be unless it is that there is something servile in it which offends our sense of human dignity. When I was engaging two coloured maids to look after me the overseer of the plantation who produced them, as a final recommendation, said: 'They're good niggers, they're humble.' Sometimes when one of them hides her face with her fingers to speak to me or with a little nervous giggle asks if she can have something I've thrown away, I'm inclined to cry: 'For heaven's sake don't be so humble.'
Or is it that humility in others forces upon us the consciousness of our own unworthiness? ~ W. Somerset Maugham
The Artist quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
It would distort markets. Besides, if I bought a load of gold when I thought the price was going up, then it would drive up the price at that point. When I came to sell in the future it would depress the price. Thus, I wouldn't make the killing I thought I would, would I?"
"Yeah, but futures contracts."
"Same thing, dear boy."
"Art, then."
"If I bought Constable's Hay Wain direct from the artist it wouldn't have the same cachet as it does today. The absence of that piece from the market might mean that all of his work was devalued."
"Yeah, but you could bring another piece back."
"Ah, then the paint and canvas wouldn't age correctly. For older objets d'art, the carbon dating would show it was younger than it should be. Sorry, Kevin. You're not going to get rich by temporal smuggling or speculation. ~ Mark Speed
The Artist quotes by Mark Speed
Every normal human being (and not merely the 'artist') has an inexhaustible store of buried images in his subconscious, it is merely a matter of courage or liberating procedures ... of voyages into the unconscious, to bring pure and unadulterated found objects to light. ~ Max Ernst
The Artist quotes by Max Ernst
The job of the artist is to point at things. ~ Miranda July
The Artist quotes by Miranda July
People listening to songs are like people reading novels: for a few minutes, for a few hours, someone else gets to come in and hijack that part of your brain that's always thinking. A good book or song kidnaps your interior voice and does all the driving. With the artist in charge you're free for a little while to leave your body and be someone else. ~ Douglas Coupland
The Artist quotes by Douglas Coupland
For the mystic what is how. For the craftsman how is what. For the artist what and how are one. ~ William McElcheran
The Artist quotes by William McElcheran
If we make one criterion for defining the artist the impulse to make something new, or to do something in a new way - a kind of divine discontent with all that has gone before, however good - then we can find such artists at every level of human culture, even when performing acts of great simplicity. ~ Margaret Mead
The Artist quotes by Margaret Mead
If the artist starts evaluating himself, it's an enormous block, isn't it? ~ Philip Guston
The Artist quotes by Philip Guston
The important man is not the artist, but the businessman who, in the marketplace and on the battlefield, holds the reins in his hands. ~ John Heartfield
The Artist quotes by John Heartfield
Early in school, they called me 'the artist.' When teachers wanted things painted, they called upon me, they called upon 'the artist.' I am not saying that I learned my name, animals can learn their names, I am saying that they learned it. ~ Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
The Artist quotes by Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Long ago I used to mutter (as you probably do), "Very interesting," and cast a desperate glance around for the punch-bowl. This banal comment fools no one, least of all the artist, and you quickly find you have lost a friend and alienated a roomful of people, all of whom are pretending they like the pictures with a grim kind of appreciation. ~ Sydney J. Harris
The Artist quotes by Sydney J. Harris
Above all, artists must not be only in art galleries or museums - they must be present in all possible activities. The artist must be the sponsor of thought in whatever endeavor people take on, at every level. ~ Michelangelo Pistoletto
The Artist quotes by Michelangelo Pistoletto
Everyone has something of the spiti that animates the artist ~ Jude Morgan
The Artist quotes by Jude Morgan
The artist speaks with inspiring tools of creativity. Thinkers challenge with the weapons of choice. These two forces are necessary to move souls beyond limitation. ~ T.F. Hodge
The Artist quotes by T.F. Hodge
His art is the health of the artist. ~ Harold Clurman
The Artist quotes by Harold Clurman
It was the face that disturbed me. The artist had lit it in such a way that it appeared very strong, actually, to my mind, brutal. The nose was long and thin, the full underlip protruberant [sic], and the blue eyes icy cold. There was a great deal of pride in his look - more than pride, arrogance, rather. I wondered if it were only animals he had hunted with that gun.
Yet there was no doubt that the face was well done. The contrast between light and dark was evidence enough of the artist's skill. The man, I thought, must have actually been proud of the insolence and brutality which I saw in his face. Otherwise he would never have let the artist depict so clearly those aspects of his character. ~ Barbara Cohen
The Artist quotes by Barbara Cohen
If it is the mark of the artist to love art before everything, to renounce everything for its sake, to think all the sweet human things of life well lost if only he may attain something, do some good, great work - then I was never an artist. ~ Ellen Terry
The Artist quotes by Ellen Terry
She (the artist, the writer) doesn't wait for inspiration, she acts in the anticipation of its apparition. ~ Steven Pressfield
The Artist quotes by Steven Pressfield
The artist labors while he may, But finds at best too brief the day; And, tho' his works outlast the time And nation that they make sublime, He feels and sees that Nature knows Nothing of time in what she does, But has a leisure infinite Wherein to do her work aright. ~ Henry Abbey
The Artist quotes by Henry Abbey
Do not fall into the error of the artist who boasts of twenty years experience in his craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience - twenty times. ~ Trevanian
The Artist quotes by Trevanian
Therein lies the social significance of art: It is constantly at work educating the spirit of the age, conjuring up the forms in which the age is more lacking. The unsatisfied yearning of the artist reaches back to the primordial image in the unconscious, which is best fitted to compensate the inadequacy and one-sidedness of the present. The artist seizes on this image and, in raising it from deepest unconsciousness, he brings it into relation with conscious values, thereby transforming it until it can be accepted by the minds of his contemporaries according to their powers. ~ Carl Jung
The Artist quotes by Carl Jung
The world, moment by ordinary or agonizing moment, lies chock-full with its own clarifications and rewards. That such rewards most often go unnoticed keeps the artist in business. ~ Robert Wrigley
The Artist quotes by Robert Wrigley
The artist should not be satisfied to only play the part of a mirror. ~ Jules Breton
The Artist quotes by Jules Breton
I suspect that every teacher hears the same complaints, but that, being seldom a practicing author, he tends to dismiss them as out of his field, or to see in them evidence that the troubled student has not the true vocation. Yet it is these very pupils who are most obviously gifted who suffer from these disabilities, and the more sensitively organized they are the higher the hazard seems to them. Your embryo journalist or hack writer seldom asks for help of any sort; he is off after agents and editors while his more serious brother-in-arms is suffering the torments of the damned because of his insufficiencies. Yet instruction in writing is oftenest aimed at the oblivious tradesman of fiction, and the troubles of the artist are dismissed or overlooked. ~ Dorothea Brande
The Artist quotes by Dorothea Brande
You are right in demanding that an artist approach his work consciously, but you are confusing two concepts: the solution of a problem and the correct formulation of a problem. Only the second is required of the artist. ~ Anton Chekhov
The Artist quotes by Anton Chekhov
During every really creative act, the artist finds himself homeless. To overcome this state he has to call up his last reserves of strength. ~ Asger Jorn
The Artist quotes by Asger Jorn
The writer, indeed every real artist, was the devil, rivalling God in creativity, trying even to surpass him. God was surely man's most fatal creation, the devil's kitsch bitch. It was God, with his insistence on being worshipped and admired, who made the argument of art necessary, keeping the fire of dissent alive in men and women. This dissident was the artist, who spanned with his imagination reason and unreason, the under and the over, the dream and the world, men and women. ~ Hanif Kureishi
The Artist quotes by Hanif Kureishi
You know, I often thought that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses. They're admired and hero-worshipped but there is always present underlying desire to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory. ~ Stanley Kubrick
The Artist quotes by Stanley Kubrick
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
The Artist quotes by Orson Scott Card
In a sick world, it is the first duty of the artist to get well. ~ Jean Toomer
The Artist quotes by Jean Toomer
The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality. ~ Robert Breault
The Artist quotes by Robert Breault
The artist is he who can take something ordinary and wring out of it attar of roses. ~ Walter Sickert
The Artist quotes by Walter Sickert
The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination. ~ Richard Wright
The Artist quotes by Richard Wright
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature. ~ Gustave Flaubert
The Artist quotes by Gustave Flaubert
The name of the artist is more important to them than the quality of the work ... People criticize a picture by their ear ~ Okakura Kakuzo
The Artist quotes by Okakura Kakuzo
The goal of the artist is not to solve a question irrefutably, but to force people to love life in all its countless, inexhaustible manifestations. If ~ Leo Tolstoy
The Artist quotes by Leo Tolstoy
In all technai or arts (medicine perhaps most of all), there is a self-exhilaration on the part of the practitioner (the intoxication of the ego with its own potency) which is infectious: the patient enjoys a placebo-effect which redounds to the ego of the "artist." ~ Kenny Smith
The Artist quotes by Kenny Smith
To the question how one kind of labor can be measured against another, how the labor of the artisan can be measured against the labor of the artist, how the labor of the strong can be measured against the labor of the weak, the communists can give no answer. ~ Benjamin N. Cardozo
The Artist quotes by Benjamin N. Cardozo
The whole time I was in front of the camera, I was thinking of the artist. A fellow creator who had poured her soul into something truly remarkable that might simply be ignored by the whole world. I was trying to get in her head. I was trying to figure out why she had created this thing and, in the same breath, calling out the world for its callous ignorance of beauty and form... I wanted people to wae up and spend a few moments looking at the exceptional amazement of human creation. ~ Hank Green
The Artist quotes by Hank Green
The position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel. ~ Piet Mondrian
The Artist quotes by Piet Mondrian
Beyond imagination and insight, the most important component of talent is perseverance - the will to write and rewrite in pursuit of perfection. Therefore, when inspiration sparks the desire to write, the artist immediately asks: Is this idea so fascinating, so rich in possibility, that I want to spend months, perhaps years, of my life in pursuit of its fulfillment? Is this concept so exciting that I will get up each morning with the hunger to write? Will this inspiration compel me to sacrifice all of life's other pleasures in my quest to perfect its telling? If the answer is no, find another idea. Talent and time are a writer's only assets. Why give your life to an idea that's not worth your life? ~ Robert McKee
The Artist quotes by Robert McKee
I was interested in [Hunter S. Thompson novels]. The rebel in me fell in love with it, and the artist in me was confused by it, and interested and turned on. Ever since, his work has meant different things to me, at different times, and I still get new meaning out of it and appreciate it, in a different way. His work is very visceral, and you can take from it what you want, in various moments of your life. ~ Amber Heard
The Artist quotes by Amber Heard
The modern picture of the artist began to form: The poor, but free spirit, plebeian but aspiring only to be classless, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy bourgeoisie, to be whatever the fat burghers feared most, to cross the line wherever they drew it, to look at the world in a way they couldn't see, to be high, live low, stay young forever
in short, to be the bohemian. ~ Thomas Wolfe
The Artist quotes by Thomas Wolfe
It's never the same relationship. I see my job as filling in the blanks. Whatever it is that the artist lacks in the process of making a record, I'm supposed to fill that in. And sometimes it's a lot of stuff and I have to hector them about working on the material and that sort of thing. Sometimes you have an artist that's really fairly self-sufficient; they just need another ear to offer some objective criticism, but otherwise pretty much know what they're doing. It varies a lot. ~ Todd Rundgren
The Artist quotes by Todd Rundgren
The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does. ~ Lewis Mumford
The Artist quotes by Lewis Mumford
You are a paintbrush in hands of the Artist. ~ Heidi Baker
The Artist quotes by Heidi Baker
If he [the Artist] were to take up the pen it would be ... to better express his individuality and explain it to others; or else to put his internal affairs in order ... to deepen and sharpen his relationship with his fellow men because other souls exert an immense and creative influence on our soul; or to try to fight for a world as he would like it to be, for a world that is indispensable to his life. ~ Witold Gombrowicz
The Artist quotes by Witold Gombrowicz
In the visual arts, for example, the semiological approach to graphics provides a rigorous analysis of the visual means used by the artist. It defines the basic properties and laws governing the arts and suggests objective criteria for art criticism. ~ Jacques Bertin
The Artist quotes by Jacques Bertin
Like anything in life, spending time around good things will eventually make us good, being around inspiring things leads to inspiration and so on. Be the artist of your own picture and make it a masterpiece. ~ Torron-Lee Dewar
The Artist quotes by Torron-Lee Dewar
It's almost natural because when you're an artist you know what you want. And then if you're able to mentally turn that into being a CEO, now you know what the artist wants. That's kinda how I did it. ~ Lil' Wayne
The Artist quotes by Lil' Wayne
What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love. ~ Lady Gaga
The Artist quotes by Lady Gaga
What a good session musician does is listen to the song, to the artist, and to the other players. That way you can help bring out the song and help the artist express what they want to express. It's never about you stepping out and showing you can play something fancy. ~ Benmont Tench
The Artist quotes by Benmont Tench
In the act of creativity, the artist lets go the self-control which he normally clings to and is open to riding the wind. ~ Madeleine L'Engle
The Artist quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
Just as there is a moment when the artist must stop, when the sculpture must be left as it is, the painting untouched - just as a determination not to know serves the maker more than all the resources of clairvoyance - so there must be a minimum of ignorance in order to perfect a life in happiness. Those who lack such a thing must set about acquiring it: unintelligence must be earned. ~ Albert Camus
The Artist quotes by Albert Camus
The artist thing is just natural. If that comes out, the music, the songs, I need some actual time which I dedicate to it. But I don't have to sit down eight hours a day in order to get out what I need to create. That is just always bubbeling inside and than evetually it just comes out. ~ Sage Francis
The Artist quotes by Sage Francis
What the artist attempts to do is to try and tell a story. Attempting to give physical expression to a story that's internal. ~ Gregory Crewdson
The Artist quotes by Gregory Crewdson
The ultimate aim of all artistic activity is building! ... Architects, sculptors, painters, we must all get back to craft! ... The artist is a heightened manifestation of the craftsman ... Let us form ... a new guild of craftsmen without the class divisions that set out to raise an arrogant barrier between craftsmen and artists! ... Let us together create the new building of the future which will be all in one: architecture and sculpture and painting. ~ Walter Gropius
The Artist quotes by Walter Gropius
The moral life of man forms part of the subject matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium. ~ Oscar Wilde
The Artist quotes by Oscar Wilde
There are things the artist intends, and things the viewer sees, and what the viewer sees isn't always what the artist intends. Isn't always apparent upon first viewing. ~ Julie Anne Long
The Artist quotes by Julie Anne Long
In this image (watching sensual murder through a peephole) Lorrain embodies the criminal delight of decadent art. The watcher who records the crimes (both the artist and consumer of art) is constructed as marginal, powerless to act, and so exculpated from action, passive subject of a complex pleasure, condemning and yet enjoying suffering imposed on others, and condemning himself for his own enjoyment. In this masochistic celebration of disempowerment, the sharpest pleasure recorded is that of the death of some important part of humanity. The dignity of human life is the ultimate victim of Lorrain's art, thrown away on a welter of delighted self-disgust. ~ Jennifer Birkett
The Artist quotes by Jennifer Birkett
Connection, he explained, was the essence of pop music, according to his boss, Jimmy Iovine: "Jimmy always says it's all about the connection between the artist and the fans," he says. "This whole business, it's just about that connection. ~ John Seabrook
The Artist quotes by John Seabrook
The criminal, like the artist, is a social explorer. ~ Marshall McLuhan
The Artist quotes by Marshall McLuhan
Each one seems to be, in some way, essentially different from the others, and each is a surprise to me. I think that making books, or any kind of art, might also be like mining. The artist digs into his or her life and imagination and never knows what they'll find. That's the adventure. ~ Mordicai Gerstein
The Artist quotes by Mordicai Gerstein
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. ~ Oscar Wilde
The Artist quotes by Oscar Wilde
The fewer limitations the artist imposes on his work, the less chance he has for artistic success. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Artist quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The portrait is one of the most curious art forms. It demands special qualities in the artist, and an almost total kinship with the model. ~ Henri Matisse
The Artist quotes by Henri Matisse
The highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist, is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may. ~ John F. Kennedy
The Artist quotes by John F. Kennedy
The Artist started painting the Ancient Fire, inhaling the wine in search of philosophical beginnings… ~ Talismanist Giebra
The Artist quotes by Talismanist Giebra
Here, in Lorrain's poisoned little jewel of a tale ("The Man Who Made Wax Heads") the consummate achievement of decadent art is caught in miniature. The genius of the artist entangles perpetrators and victims in a sticky web of perverse delights, in which exploitation becomes collusion, the ripples of guilt spread outward, and the real criminal slips away. In the end, responsibility is lodged firmly with the consumer, forced – he must confess – by his own perverse desires, to buy into the values of this particularly black market. ~ Jennifer Birkett
The Artist quotes by Jennifer Birkett
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. ~ Oscar Wilde
The Artist quotes by Oscar Wilde
This perversion of the truth, familiar to the artist though it was, always unnerved him afresh and proved too much for him. What was a consequence of the premature ending of his fast was here presented as the cause of it! To fight against this lack of understanding, against a whole world of nonunderstanding, was impossible. ~ Franz Kafka
The Artist quotes by Franz Kafka
Artists see the world in a very different way than everyone else, and it's important when the artist points a lens at the law. ~ Thane Rosenbaum
The Artist quotes by Thane Rosenbaum
It's time for a streaming service that is centred around and driven by the artist community directly. Artists are prolific beyond a new recording every two years. They perform, tour, record, and collaborate constantly. will not only make these rare and unique recordings available, we will ensure that the artists are fairly compensated for this work. ~ Daniel Lanois
The Artist quotes by Daniel Lanois
The decision as to when to photograph, the actual click of the shutter, is partly controlled from the outside, by the flow of life, but it also comes from the mind and the heart of the artist. The photograph is his vision of the world and expresses, however subtly, his values and convictions. ~ Paul Strand
The Artist quotes by Paul Strand
The artist is only a vehicle for already has been. Nothing can really be given a presence unless it already exists potentially. ~ Louis I. Kahn
The Artist quotes by Louis I. Kahn
El duende is literally the goblin wind or force behind a person's actions and creative life, including the way they walk, the sound of their voice, even the way they lift their little finger. It is a term used in flamenco dance, and is also used to describe the ability to "think" in poetic images. Among Latina curanderas who recollect story, it is understood as the ability to be filled with spirit that is more than one's own spirit. Whether one is the artist or whether one is the watcher, listener, or reader, when el duende is present, one sees it, hears it, reads it, feels it underneath the dance, the music, the words, the art; one knows it is there. When el duende is not present, one knows that too. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Artist quotes by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The task of the artist is to sense more keenly than others the harmony of the world, the beauty and the outrage of what man has done to it, and poignantly to let people know. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Artist quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If poets often commit suicide, it is not because their poems are bad but because they are good. Whoever heard of a bad poet committing suicide? The reader is only a little better off. The exhilaration of a good poem lasts twenty minutes, an hour at most.
Unlike the scientist, the artist has reentry problems that are frequent and catastrophic. ~ Walker Percy
The Artist quotes by Walker Percy
Beauty depends on the unseen, George quoted the artist, the visible upon the invisible. ~ Elizabeth Brundage
The Artist quotes by Elizabeth Brundage
My objective is to create my own world and these images which we create mean nothing more than the images which they are. We have forgotten how to relate emotionally to art: we treat it like editors, searching in it for that which the artist has supposedly hidden. It is actually much simpler than that, otherwise art would have no meaning. You have to be a child - incidentally children understand my pictures very well, and I haven't met a serious critic who could stand knee-high to those children. We think that art demands special knowledge; we demand some higher meaning from an author, but the work must act directly on our hearts or it has no meaning at all. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky
The Artist quotes by Andrei Tarkovsky
We may never know what another person is thinking--never truly get into anyone else's head--but photography brings us as close as anything can. When the members of an audience at an art gallery look at a picture, they can step for a moment inside the mind of the artist. Like telepathy. Like time travel. At some future date, when people gaze at my photographs of the islands, they will see what I saw. They will stand where I stood, on this granite, surrounded by this ocean. Perhaps they will even feel some of the elation I have experienced here. ~ Abby Geni
The Artist quotes by Abby Geni
Certain things you learn through exposure. It's really the elements which make up any artist. You really learn by example. You learn by influence. And some people have a huge impact on you, and that's how you become the artist you are. ~ Greg Lake
The Artist quotes by Greg Lake
Art invariably grows out of a period when, in general, the artist admires his own nation and wants to win its approval. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
The Artist quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
As a person, I believe that I am sensitive, which helped me be the artist I am. ~ Nadia Ali
The Artist quotes by Nadia Ali
Painting, like poetry, selects in the universe whatever she deems most appropriate to her ends. She assembles in a single fantastic personage, circumstances and features which nature distributes among many individuals. From this combination, ingeniously composed, results that happy imitation by virtue of which the artist earns the title of inventor and not of servile copyist. ~ Francisco Goya
The Artist quotes by Francisco Goya
I always felt, as a listener at a show, that when there was too much banter between the artist and the audience that it detracted from the show. I more enjoyed shows where the guys came out and they just played. ~ Ray Lamontagne
The Artist quotes by Ray Lamontagne
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
The Artist quotes by Pablo Picasso
Sumire was a hopeless romantic, a bit set in her ways - innocent of the ways of the world, to put a nice spin on it. Start her talking and she'd go on nonstop, but if she was with someone she didn't get along with - most people in the world, in other words - she barely opened her mouth. She smoked too much, and you could count on her to lose her ticket every time she took the train. She'd get so engrossed in her thoughts at times she'd forget to eat, and she was as thin as one of those war orphans in an old Italian film - like a stick with eyes. I'd love to show you a photo of her but I don't have any. She hated having her photograph taken - no desire to leave behind for posterity a Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo)Man. ~ Haruki Murakami
The Artist quotes by Haruki Murakami
Lots of ambitious work by young artists ends up in a dumpster after its warehouse debut. So an unknown artist's big glass vitrine holding a rotting cow's head covered by maggots and swarms of buzzing flies may be pretty unsellable. Until the artist becomes a star. Then he can sell anything he touches . ~ Charles Saatchi
The Artist quotes by Charles Saatchi
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 Artist quotes by Truman Capote
Art is an affirmation of life, a rebuttal of death. And here we blunder into paradox again, for during the creation of any form of art, art which affirms the value and the holiness of life, the artist must die. To serve a work of art, great or small, is to die, to die to self. ~ Madeleine L'Engle
The Artist quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
Reveal art; conceal the artist. ~ Gustave Flaubert
The Artist quotes by Gustave Flaubert
If the artist only reproduces superficial features as photography does, if he copies the lineaments of a face exactly, without reference to character, he deserves no admiration. The resemblance which he ought to obtain is that of the soul. ~ Auguste Rodin
The Artist quotes by Auguste Rodin
If there is anything the artist or a true work of art teaches us, it is that variety and complexity really increase the unity, and that to achieve unity within a great variety of complexity is a greater achievement and more satisfying piece of art than to achieve unity with just a few elements, which is relatively easily achieved. ~ David Steindl-Rast
The Artist quotes by David Steindl-Rast
It seems hard for the American people to believe that anything could be more exciting than the times themselves. What we read daily and view on the TV has thrust imagined forms into the shadow. We are staggeringly rich in facts, in things, and perhaps, like the nouveau riche of other ages, we want our wealth faithfully reproduced by the artist. ~ Saul Bellow
The Artist quotes by Saul Bellow
Making music videos, I try to bring musicians into the logistics of filmmaking, and I try to preserve whatever's of value and achievable in their idea. If it's something I can't achieve, I tell them straight. You want to make sure that the artist really loves the idea and is committed to it, otherwise they're not going to feel great when they're up there miming it. ~ Adria Petty
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