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Positive Quotes about Artist

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There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

 

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

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, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
- Novalis

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.
- Michael Palin

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

As an artist, program directors always want to put you in a little box.
- Angie Stone

I was always confident in my art and in myself as an artist.
- Kim Weston

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice,
a continual extinction of personality.
- T. S. Eliot

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.
- Auguste Rodin

One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations.
- Isaac Hanson

I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I
grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them,
I'm going to grow artistically.
- Eminem

A great chef is an artist that I truly respect.
- Robert Stack

I am not a painter, nor an artist.
Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
- Alfred Stieglitz

I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who
would make a contribution to art history.
- Judy Chicago

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

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

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
- Paul Cezanne

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses
and emotions of the artist's world.
- Hans Hofmann

A half dozen pictures would just about be enough for the life of an artist,
for my life.
- Giorgio Morandi

Once an artist explores the vast variety of tools and
features available on the great programs,
we're hooked.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
- Richard Wright

Everybody's an artist.
Everybody's God.
It's just that they're inhibited.
- Yoko Ono

As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist,
because I was creating something that was made to be sold,
marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
- Tom Ford

Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if
he is any sort of artist.
- Lawrence Durrell

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
- Nat King Cole

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between
the artist and his audience.
- Rebecca West

By the time I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to be an artist.
I was a born draftsman and liked all forms of art,
so I just knew that's what I wanted to do.
- Frank Frazetta

An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art.
An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist.
- Stephen Stills

The artist is an educator of artists of the future
who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected -
the best -
evolutions.
- Saul Steinberg

I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make
something and tries to be an artist -
I'm happy to see the work.
- Laurie Anderson

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Francis Bacon

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.
An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski

Every man is an artist.
- Joseph Beuys

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist,
as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
- Loren Eiseley

A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
- Charles Dudley Warner

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme
force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

No artist work is so high, so noble,
so grand,
so enduring, so important for all time,
as the making of character is a child.
- Charlotte Saunders Cushman


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