Quotes and Sayings about Artist



"The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Interest, Nations, Value, World)

"Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry, Work, Creation, Mind, Poets, Production)

"The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Survival, Humanity, Will)

"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Money, Artist)

"No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Artist, Singing, Want)

"For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian."
- Ama Ata Aidoo
(Related: African, Artist, Corruption, Fight, Literature)

"I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

"The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Expression)

"In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god."
- Josef Albers
(Related: God, Artist, Italy, Now)

"It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Artist)

"At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Art, Time, Artists, Teachers, Theory, University)

"Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Success, Art, Artists, Praise)

"You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Business, Artist, Being)

"I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Car, Selling, Artist, Song)

"Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture."
- David Amram
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Artist)

"As an artist I'd choose the thing that's beautiful more than the one that's true."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artist)

"A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It's so easy to get into that rut of production."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artists, Production, Style)

"I think artists who are attracted to working on the Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Work, Artists, Will)

"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
(Related: Work, Artist)

"I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artist, First, Woman)

"Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Life, Time, Art, Work, Artist)

"It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Time, Artist, Environment, Living)

"Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Men, Nature, Artists, Poets)

"Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Men, Artists, Want)

"I hate artists who are not of their time."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Time, Artists, Hate)

"He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Money, Time, Artists, Trying)

"The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Work, Lie, Artist, Excellence, Will)

"I do greatly admire Australian artists."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Artists)

"Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Art, People, Artists, Criticism, Hurt, Job)

"I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Love, Music, Artists, Musicians)

"I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there-that's true in any of the arts."
- Rosanna Arquette
(Related: Heart, Artist, Being, Worry)

"United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?"
- John Astin
(Related: Idea, Artists, Songs, United)

"A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence."
- Kemal Ataturk
(Related: Art, Artists, Existence, Nation)

"I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Artist, Sense)

"All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Work, Idea, Act, Artist, Sense, Will)

"Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Travel, Artist)

"The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work."
- Berthold Auerbach
(Related: Work, Artist, Completion)

"A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Business, Artist)

"An artist cannot do anything slovenly."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Artist)

"Artists don't always know. Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit. I was wrong every time!"
- Roy Ayers
(Related: People, Artists, Song, Wrong)

"Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Artists, Company, Production)

"I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Work, Artist, Artists, Being)

"A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, Artists, Words)

"Being a cover artist is not like being a real artist. That's just copying what someone else did."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Artist, Being)

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Artist, Job, Mystery)

"I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Artist, Celebrity, Struggle, Voice)

"I just feel passionately about a few things and particularly about helping artists get off the ground."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Artists)

"I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Rules)

"I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Artist, Sense, Word)

"I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Work, Artist, Will, World)

"Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter."
- Paul Bailey
(Related: Authority, Necessity, Writer)

"Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Technology, People, Artists)

"As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Mother, Feelings, Artist, Want)

"The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Men, Artist, Being, State)

"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Business, Artists, Force)

"Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

"If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Politics, Artist, Mind, Racism, Today, World, Wrong)

"I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Artist, Being, Film, Poker, Risk)

"And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something that is not only original and creative and artistic, but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that, or something that's like basically good."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Words)

"I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

"My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Work, Actor, Concern)

"Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Artists, Memory, Mind)

"The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Artist, Pleasure, Wrong)

"For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Needs, Theatre)

"Competitions are for horses, not artists."
- Bela Bartok
(Related: Artists, Horses)

"The first time I sang with David Daniels... I had never performed with a countertenor before. That first time was magic, it was so beautiful. And he's such a great artist."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Artist, First, Magic)

"I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Successful, Ballet, Public)

"Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Artists, Mediocrity, Project, Stupidity)

"An artist has every right - one may even say a duty - to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Artist, Duty, May, Right)

"I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Artists, Hair, Portraits, Woman)

"The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial... his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Attitude, Artist, Responsibility)

"Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Art, Artist, Expression, Self, World)

"I think there is an element of nihilism about, but I don't think most artists feel their work is meaningless."
- Leonard Baskin
(Related: Work, Artists, Nihilism)

"I am not a black artist, I am an artist."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Artist)

"Wynton and Christopher were really great experiences for me because they are both very gifted artists."
- Kathleen Battle
(Related: Artists)

"In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Men, Artist, First, Man, Order, World)

"The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Artist, Being, Study, Terror)

"An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Time, Beauty, Artist, Sense)

"But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Work, Artist, Being)

"No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist."
- Beck
(Related: Artist, Bargain)

"I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere."
- Beck
(Related: Genius, Artist, Hair)

"To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Artist, Now)

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Soul, Artist)

"I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Artists)

"I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit."
- William Bell
(Related: Design, Artist, Jobs, Writer)

"Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Artist, Grace, Reason)

"The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection."
- Ludwig Bemelmans
(Related: Artist, Perfection, Trouble)

"The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Science, Artist, Day, Man, Nations)

"It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Money, Artist, Being, Fame, Motive)

"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)

"For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Needs, Theatre)

"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
(Related: Life, Artist, Feeling, Key, Mystery, Right, Will, World)

"The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business."
- John Berryman
(Related: Business, Artist, Will)

"Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Artist)

"Every man is an artist."
- Joseph Beuys
(Related: Artist, Man)

"I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Music, People, Heart, Artist, Fans, Will)

"As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Government, Artist, Interest)

"But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Artist, Culture)

"Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Work, Artist, Body, Fact, Theatre)

"Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Work, Nature, Artists, Balance, Harmony)

"TV is a major force in our lives - a FORCE. It must be handled very carefully, both its censure and its artistic honesty."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Honesty, Censure, Force)

"Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do. Other artists may do something more edgy that gets on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy, I think."
- Clint Black
(Related: Artists, Country, May)

"I wanted to be the perfect artist. I'd do three hours of media interviews a day, going to every radio station I could squeeze in. I'd sign autographs after the show until everybody left."
- Clint Black
(Related: Artist, Day, Media)

"I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Artists, Sculpture)

"I always figured it was best if I write my songs, take them to my publisher and just lay back. There used to be so many things going on - getting to the artist, getting to the publishers - you know, politics. I just didn't want to get mixed up in all of that."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Politics, Artist, Songs, Want)

"I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy. A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean, very tidy, very organized."
- Robert Blake
(Related: Growing up, Old, Years)

"The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist."
- William Blake
(Related: Travel, Thoughts, Artist, Heaven, Man, Mind)

"The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does."
- William Blake
(Related: Artist, Difference)

"I've spent my life pursing excellence as an artist, which is what I always wanted to do anyhow."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Artist, Excellence)

"When business executives are making the artistic decisions and don't understand animation, things can go awry."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Business, Animation, Decisions)

"In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line."
- Don Bluth
(Related: People, Animation, Computer, World)

"I think we have to bottom out. When the studios jump out of the ring, perhaps the artist can get back in."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Artist)

"I've always seen myself as sort of this funky, eclectic artist."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Artist)

"It's like Willie Nelson. You're an artist and you have different styles inside of you."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Artist)

"There are certain people who have become better artists, but they're brilliant at marketing. I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: People, Artists, Marketing)

"Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

"One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Artist, Song, Want, Will)

"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
(Related: Love, Power, Artist)

"The great artist is a slave to his ideals."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Artist, Ideals)

"I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way."
- David Bowie
(Related: Artist, Being)

"We're all so mauled by information, but it's recycled information. We need to shut it out. So, you've got to get bizarre. This is an artist's purpose - to break away from the recycled. Performance art can do that."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Performance, Purpose, Artist, Bizarre, Information)

"The most colorful section of a bookstore is the display of SF books, with art by people like Wayne Barlow, who is a terrific artist."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Art, People, Artist, Books)

"I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored, and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Life, Artist)

"The most important thing for anyone, I think, is to be engaged, whether you're an artist or a journalist is to be engaged in the process at some level."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Artist)

"I was a 10 million-plus selling artist."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Selling, Artist)

"My parents always saw me as an artist, and that greatly influenced me."
- Meredith Brooks
(Related: Artist, Parents)

"Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite."
- James Broughton
(Related: Truth, Artists, Desire, Gifts, Self, Will)

"I'm not gonna say that I hate it, because I really respect Usher and I was influenced by him. But so many people compare me to him, and I don't think it'll ever stop. I just want to be my own artist."
- Chris Brown
(Related: People, Artist, Hate, Respect, Want)

"With the song 'This Christmas' I wanted to do something that was kind of different. I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist. So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they'll be like 'OK, he did his thing with that record.' It's like I can appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Age, People, Artist, Christmas, Song)

"I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

"I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist."
- Dick Bruna
(Related: Business, Family, People, Idea, Artist)

"We're not cameras, we're artists."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Artists)

"As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Art, Music, Time, Idea, Performance, Artists, Painting, Theatre, Writing)

"I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Artist, Being, Fun)

"Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Artist)

"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Artist)

"The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Faith, Vision, Artist)

"Never read bad stuff if you're an artist; it will impair your own game."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Artist, Will)

"The deals that were made for Black artists at that time were not the deals that were made for white artists."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Time, Artists, Deals)

"To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Artist, Choice, Compromise, Gain)

"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Change, Artists, Fact, Legislators, Mind)

"It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, 'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?' It keeps you reaching."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Artist, Guitar, Musicians, Saying)

"The chance to be both artistically appreciated and commercially appreciated... That's what you hope for."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Hope, Chance)

"I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?"
- David Byrne
(Related: Creativity, Artist, Myth)

"To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that."
- David Byrne
(Related: Trust, Artist, Responsibility)

"The only way you can continue to make artistic films is to make an occasional one of those. They kind of keep your marketability going to the extent that people will employ you."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: People, Will)

"The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Funny, Artists, Beach, Diversity, Want)

"I was a scam artist in high school for a while."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Artist, School)

"To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect."
- Alexander Calder
(Related: Artist)

"Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters."
- Harry Callahan
(Related: Experience, Artist, Journey, Will)

"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
(Related: Artist, Voice)

"I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Artist, Devil, Woman)

"My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer."
- James Cameron
(Related: Mother, Father, Artist, Housewife)

"A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound, they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Success, Time, Artists, Sound, Style)

"Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they're also artists."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Artists, Athletes)

"Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks."
- Roger Caras
(Related: Museums)

"And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people - almost an anomaly - when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That's the last thing people think about."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: People, Artists)

"When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically. It's because I'm curious about where they're going to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out. It's not about where I find them on the radio dial, or how many records they're selling."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Selling, Artists, Chance)

"I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Artist, Fiction, Nothing, Writer)

"The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Religion, Artist, May, Religious, Sincerity)

"Yes, thanks to God... my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Life, God, Goal, Struggle)

"I'm a big fan of '70s records where artists could draw on whatever influences they wanted."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Artists)

"Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Artist, Court, Law)

"My record label is treating me like I'm a new artist, which is exciting after all this time."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Time, Artist)

"The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all."
- John Cassavetes
(Related: Artist, Risk, World)

"As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail."
- John Cassavetes
(Related: Artist)

"Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Time, Artist)

"To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Talent, Character, Artist, Lies, Limitations, Writer)

"The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Artist)

"An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Inspiration, Artist, Duty, Information, Open, State)

"Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door; it's building your own."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Success, Building, Key)

"The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Artist, Individuality)

"The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, Artist, Personality)

"Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Artist)

"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Artist, Dignity, Duty, Lies, Sense, Sleep, Wonder, World)

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Life, Love, Art, Artist, Meaning)

"The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Artist, Ego, Man, Nothing)

"Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town."
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Related: Success, Artists, Musicians, Writers)

"I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe."
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Related: Artist, Hate, Today, Writer)

"Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: Work, Art, Artists, Talk, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

"The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Artist, Man)

"Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Disease, Temperament)

"An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Life, Artist, Conversation, Public)

"There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Artists, Now, Question, Woman)

"I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Artist)

"I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone."
- Chingy
(Related: Business, Artists, Kids, Want, Will)

"To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Soul, Artist, Effort, Gifts, Succeed)

"The decision to use only the name Christo was made deliberately when we were young because it is difficult for one artist to get established and we wanted to put all the chances on our side."
- Christo
(Related: Decision, Artist, Name)

"The freedom of every artist is essential."
- Christo
(Related: Artist, Freedom)

"Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Music, Artists, Songs)

"I think I've grown a lot in the last few years, and I needed to express myself as an artist on this. It wasn't necessarily about going in and making an album chocked full of hit singles... there were a lot of things I did out of the joy and the want to do it."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Artist, Joy, Want, Years)

"An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead. At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else."
- Van Cliburn
(Related: Artist, Will)

"Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Failure, Artist, Energy, Misery)

"Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, Work, Decision, Artist, Joy)

"It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, Artists, Historians)

"I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have."
- Chuck Close
(Related: People, Artist, Decisions)

"It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover."
- Joe Cocker
(Related: Artists)

"The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Success, Artists, Fame, Reward)

"One must be a living man and a posthumous artist."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Artist, Living, Man)

"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Artist)

"An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Artist, Order)

"Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Work, Artist, Talk)

"Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Art, Artist, Man, Reading)

"I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: African, American, Artist, Famous, Jazz)

"I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, 'Hi, how are you?' in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you're doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Love, America, American, Artists, Countries, Language)

"I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Death, Awards)

"I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Hope, Artists, Future)

"Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs, I figured I had enough credits on it already."
- Cy Coleman
(Related: Artist, Songs, Writer)

"It's just someone has labelled us as having a different label to do what you do. I find that labels are the worst thing in the world for artistic expression."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Expression, World)

"As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Artist)

"I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff, like I used to do a lot of. I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to, but I still wanna do it."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Thought, Artists, Day)

"With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts."
- Bruce Conner
(Related: Artist, Being)

"I tell my friends about my conversations with my father - conversations with an artist."
- Ray Conniff
(Related: Father, Artist, Friends)

"Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded."
- Ray Conniff
(Related: Art, People, Artists, Difference)

"The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Artist, Leisure)

"The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Artist, Day, May)

"Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Imagination, Science, Artist, Myth, Today)

"An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Action, Artist, Man, Personality)

"Negroes at last were on Broadway, and there to stay. We were artists and we were going a long way."
- Will M. Cook
(Related: Artists)

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Success, Artist)

"Few artists can afford artistic temperament."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Artists, Temperament)

"So I'm in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show, like maybe my artistic effort is going to be a little different."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Business, Money, People, Effort)

"There was never any effort made out there to improve the artist."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Artist, Effort)

"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Artist, Doubt, Value)

"Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic."
- Sofia Coppola
(Related: Family, Business, Film)

"It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind... we're in it together."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Artist, Brotherhood, Creation, Fact, Joy)

"Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?"
- Richard Corliss
(Related: Business, Life, Soul, Artist, Skin)

"It is said that no star is a heroine to her makeup artist."
- Richard Corliss
(Related: Artist, Makeup)

"And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, Artists, Country, Country music, Curiosity)

"The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Art, Nature, Artist, Reality)

"The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Artist, Expression)

"Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Time, Truth, Artist, Expression)

"Artistic development is a thing of the past, sadly."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Development, Past)

"My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Success, Achievement, Artists)

"The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Opportunity, Artists, Song, Songs, Tribute)

"I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Thought, Dance, Dream, Acting, Artist, Being, Song, Theatre)

"There were some extremely good teachers there that were great artists really in their own right. It was actually very hard to concentrate on getting down to going any work being an art student especially when it's a flighty thing at best."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Art, Work, Artists, Being, Right, Teachers)

"Most artists I run into aren't that thrilled with what they do anyway. They are glad to have different versions out there to see which one the audience likes the best."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Artists)

"You don't see artists sitting around a lot, talking about ideology. They find out what they believe, and what they're doing, by doing it."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Artists, Ideology, Talking)

"That is what the title of artist means: one who perceives more than his fellows, and who records more than he has seen."
- Edward Gordon Craig
(Related: Artist)

"Our co-founder and company president, Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion."
- David Crane
(Related: Business, Artists, Company, Credit, Marketing, President, Promotion)

"What the artist owes the world is his work; not a model for living."
- Harry Crews
(Related: Work, Artist, Living, World)

"You know, there's a saying in art that in order to be universal you must be specific. So I think every artist feels that he is dealing with specific things but that it also has significance universally."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Art, Artist, Order, Saying)

"I feel that I want what allows me to reach the largest number of people as possible, and I don't feel ashamed of that. I think I'm the kind of artist that's meant to be on a major label because my music is different."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Music, People, Artist, Want)

"When you're artistic director of a program, you present the music you want to present."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Music, Present, Want)

"Artists have really never had any representation on Capitol Hill, because it's not the nature of the artist to join together and make a unified presence. Those days kind of died in the '60s."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Nature, Artist, Artists)

"I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. 'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.' That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Life, Time, Artists, Compassion, Help)

"I look at everything in an artistic way."
- Tony Curtis
"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
(Related: Work, Time, Character, Artist)

"I got to sit down with people who I admired, and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers and artists and performers. It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist."
- James Daly
(Related: People, Artists, Privilege)

"Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Artists, Country, Old, Years)

"A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Money, Boss, Artist)

"To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought, this - and only this - is to be an artist."
- Jacques-Louis David
(Related: Thought, Artist, Body)

"You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Art, Time, Being, Compromise, Information, Integrity)

"We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: People, Belief, Artists, Pleasure)

"We could ask artists from abroad to come in too, so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe, America and here which would widen our world."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: America, Artists, Europe, World)

"Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity, and that doesn't produce what used to be artists."
- Colin R. Davis
(Related: Success, Artists, Celebrity)

"Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Experience, Performance, Ability, Actor, Artist, Body, Giving)

"The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas."
- Miles Davis
(Related: Ideas, Artist, Jazz, Man, Project)

"I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Time, Logic, Numbers, Sensibility)

"The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Knowledge, Ideas, Europe, Influence, Literary)

"When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time, I had a very polished, very overproduced sound."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Time, Artists, First, Sound)

"My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Inspirational, Artists)

"The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Artist, Nothing, Perfection)

"On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Artist, Beginning)

"All artists are now free to express their own personality."
- Maurice Denis
(Related: Artists, Now, Personality)

"I hope we can be consummate artists as women or revolutionaries, or whatever women want to be, and also have love, not only for ourselves but from a partner."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Women, Love, Hope, Artists, Want)

"What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?"
- Laura Dern
(Related: Work, Artist)

"Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Work, Artist, Generosity, Singing, Writing)

"I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists, singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Artists, First, Musicians)

"Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire."
- John Dewey
(Related: Time, Heart, Artists, Desire, Memory, Reality)

"Admittedly, it is really our duty, as artists, to hold up a mirror to our own era; but, on the other hand, these works have lives of their own, and they're still alive today."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Artists, Duty, Today)

"In fact, the element of play has an important role in my life, and I think that should be the case in the life of every artist. Our life is occupied with playing, whether we play an instrument or a role."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Life, Artist, Fact, Play)

"Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another."
- Jim Dine
(Related: Art, Artist, Passion)

"A great artist is never poor."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Artist, Poor)

"I did some artistic nudes when I was I 8 with a French-Canadian photographer while I was modeling. They were beautiful shots, and they were not about nudity."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Nudity)

"When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Artist)

"If it's stage, the two most important artists are the actor and the playwright. If it's film, THE most important person is the director. The director says where the camera goes."
- Brad Dourif
(Related: Actor, Artists, Film)

"I believe people may have a predisposition for artistic creativity. It doesn't mean they're going to make it."
- Rita Dove
(Related: People, Creativity, May)

"The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion."
- Albrecht Druer
(Related: God, Artist, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types."
- Spencer Dryden
(Related: Artists, Being)

"We shall have to remove everything that strangles artistic and scientific creativeness."
- Alexander Dubcek
"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
(Related: Artists, Man)

"I don't believe in art. I believe in artists."
- Marcel Duchamp
(Related: Art, Artists)

"We haven't had a slew of artists, but the artists we do come out with have always had the same momentum."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Artists)

"I wanted to feel like an artist for once in my life. I wanted to use other producers for respect, to let them know that I listen to other people's music and that I'm just not out here on my own page."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Music, Life, People, Artist, Respect)

"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

"Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Artist, Country)

"Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Artists, Circumstances, May, Will)

"I'm one of those people who thinks you can have a happy life and still be an artist."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Life, People, Artist)

"My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect."
- John Dyer
(Related: Art, Work, Father, Artist, Books, Effect, Growing up, Painting, Years)

"The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one."
- John Dyer
(Related: Artist, Freedom, Pressure)

"I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life. My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early age I have spent time painting and drawing."
- John Dyer
(Related: Age, Time, Life, Father, Artist, Artists, Painting)

"I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4, so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has. I feel very proud to be able to connect to this."
- John Dyer
(Related: Age)

"Film, as far as I'm concerned, is my area of artistic endeavor, so I never think of a movie that gets released as being all done-it's just when they took it away from you."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Being, Film)

"The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools."
- Thomas Eakins
(Related: Nature, Artist, Eye, Tools)

"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Artist, Consciousness)

"I'm definitely a pop artist at heart."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Heart, Artist)

"I usually prepare a track and then I work with the artist when it's time to do the vocals."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Time, Work, Artist)

"There's artists that I'm working with on a new label of mine. Foxy Nova and Supa Nova."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Artists)

"It's about finding great artists and being part of their careers."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Artists, Being, Careers)

"There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Music, People, Artists, Question)

"There is also an artistic element which is lead by the film maker. Issues of what is reality and objectivity are as always relevant as someone is going to edit the film."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Film, Reality)

"I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger. About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck, and They Might Be Giants."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Artists, Giants, Years)

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Artist)

"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Art, Artist)

"It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Artist, Man, Tragedy)

"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Progress, Artist, Personality, Self)

"Once we start collecting, the more you have, the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from responding to the present and taking on new ideas what the artists are doing now."
- David Elliott
(Related: Ideas, Artists, Now, Present, Will)

"To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel - not the way others think you should feel."
- Don Ellis
(Related: Artist, Play)

"Every artist writes his own autobiography."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Artist, Autobiography)

"Every artist was first an amateur."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Artist, First)

"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
(Related: Artist, Mistakes, Want)

"As the scripts come in they are sent to the artists, and the artists are either very busy, or ready to start."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Artists)

"The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work. Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as if it were a reasonable process."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Work, Artist)

"The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Artists, Events, Names)

"Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Time, Artist, Feeling, Usefulness)

"As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Music, Dream, Successful, Belief, Artist)

"A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier."
- Edith Evans
(Related: Work, Successful, Artist)

"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts."
- Walker Evans
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Artist, Eye, Reason)

"If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Artist)

"Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Business, Music, Artists)

"The best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it's the perfect milieu for an artist to work in."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Work, Artist, Job, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Time, Artist, Want, Writers)

"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
(Related: Life, Artist, Years)

"An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Artist, Wonder)

"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
(Related: People, Artists, Sky)

"The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Artist, Rest, World)

"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
(Related: Work, Artist, Attention)

"My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Artists, Poets, Sisters, World)

"Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love."
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Love, Artists, Care, Nothing)

"But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all - it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Artist, Importance, Opinion)

"Within two weeks of working with her, I realized how good she was for the role because she was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts, I think, as an artist, too."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Artist)

"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Work, God, Artist, Creation, Sense)

"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
(Related: Nature, Life, Artist, Opinion)

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Artists, Perfection)

"I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist."
- Richard Fleeshman
(Related: Music, Time, Artist, Guitar, Mind, Play, Want)

"The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: America, Artist, Artists, Sense, Value)

"If something is successful with the audience, it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!"
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Successful, Artist, Audiences, Compliment)

"America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Talent, America, Artist, Worship)

"Anyone who creates something new or does something different artistically is going to be singled out."
- Carlisle Floyd
"When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Music, Artists)

"When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?"
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Time, People, Ability, Artists, Famous)

"Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Expression)

"My life is as an artist, not an entertainer. I don't consider myself an entertainer, but I can do that thing when I want to."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Life, Artist, Want)

"I didn't really think about becoming a professional artist until high school, when I realized that everything else required too much math."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Artist, School)

"Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike."
- Margot Fonteyn
(Related: Art, Life, People, Artists, Mediocrity, Pretension)

"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
(Related: Artist, Fashion)

"That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Money, Work, Artist, Want)

"Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Artist)

"Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: People, Artist, Originality)

"Most artists have experienced the creative block. We get stuck in our work. We beat our head against the wall: nothing. Sometimes, it is because we are trying something at the wrong time."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Time, Work, Artists, Nothing, Trying, Wrong)

"I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom, and instead study the way the influence is transformed, in other words: how the artist made it his own."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Artist, Influence, Play, Study)

"I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: People, Artist, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Time, Art, Artist)

"I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful."
- Frank Frazetta
(Related: Work, Successful, Hope, Artist, Artists, Freedom)

"The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Actors, Artists, Fact, Nothing, Reason, Writers)

"The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, Nature, Character, Artist)

"Nobody told Don Henley or me that we were going to make it as solo artists, but I can speak for Don when I say that we are both really happy now that the band is not together."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Artists, Now)

"I think it would be nice to sell 15 million albums as a solo artist. I'd have to deal with all the repercussions of that, but that wouldn't be too bad."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Artist)

"I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know. Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody."
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Business, Music, Work, People, Artists, Charity, Musicians)

"The artist in me cries out for design."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Design, Artist)

"Yeah, I really like being alive. But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Artist, Being, Intentions)

"A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Artist)

"So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Successful, Artist, Reality, Want, World)

"I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Music, Artist, Interest, Want)

"One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Music, Idea, Artist, Being, Evolution, Living)

"What is it they want from the man that they didn't get from the work? What do they expect? What is there left when he's done with his work, what's any artist but the dregs of his work, the human shambles that follows it around?"
- William Gaddis
(Related: Work, Artist, Man, Want)

"If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: People, Greatness, Ability, Artist, Deep, Sense)

"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
(Related: Love, Work, Art, Music, Truth, Lie, Artist)

"I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Nature)

"A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Artist)

"So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Ideas, Artist, Editors, Pretty, Writer)

"There have been makeup artists who've asked if my eyebrows are real."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Artists, Makeup)

"But I'm not an artist. Maybe an artist with a small a."
- John Galliano
(Related: Artist)

"Paul is a very creative artist but I'm more that thorough, meticulous, disciplined nut."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Artist)

"What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, People, Artists, Musicians, Present)

"One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Artists, Attention, Being, Media, Opera, Problems, Talk)

"However, the radio and national media depend much more on the hype from a good record label, and from a " buzz " about a band, then from just one or two good shows. There are a lot of artists that have a ton of good press going for them, and still do not make it big in the US."
- Pat Garrett
(Related: Artists, Media, Press)

"Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Artist, Being)

"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
(Related: Art, History, Artist, Concern, Loss, Public)

"Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist."
- Theophile Gautier
(Related: Artist, Man, World)

"Great artists suffer for the people."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: People, Artists)

"It used to be that Nashville would work to develop promising artists."
- Crystal Gayle
(Related: Work, Artists)

"In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Measure, Obsession)

"Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Life, Succeed, Want)

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Art, God, Artist, Collaboration)

"Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Art, God, Artist, Collaboration)

"We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Artists, End, Famine)

"For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: People, Inspiration, Artists, Song, Waiting, Years)

"But there's a difference between having artistic interests and being psychotic. That's more than a fine line of differentiation, and I do see that a bit too much."
- Crispin Glover
(Related: Being, Difference)

"I want to keep - this seems so corny - I want to keep growing as an artist."
- John Glover
(Related: Artist, Want)

"An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part."
- John Glover
(Related: Actor, Artist, Needs, Writer)

"The real artist has no idea that he is sacrificing himself for art. He does what he does for one reason and one reason only-he can't help doing it."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Art, Idea, Artist, Help, Reason)

"Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Artist)

"Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Mother, Father, American, Artist, Children, Germany, London, Photography, Schools, Training, World)

"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Artist, Spirits)

"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Love, Nothing)

"An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Men, Heart, Artist)

"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Love, People, Nothing)

"For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Artists, Reason, Self)

"I am an artist, art has no color and no sex."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Art, Sex, Artist)

"Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Effort)

"The relationship between the public and the artist is complex and difficult to explain. There is a fine line between using this critical energy creatively and pandering to it."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Artist, Energy, Public)

"Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Work, Achievement, Artist, Learning, Painting, School, Style)

"These are all voluntary resources which help parents sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech, which is something that we respect."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Artists, Choices, Free speech, Rights, Help, Parents, Respect)

"A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles, from the most primitive literary expressions up to the most refined products of the baroque."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Artist, Literary)

"I really want to do more mature, artistic, twisted, edgy films. That is my goal."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Goal, Want)

"No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Time, Artist)

"The artists realise it will take time. It is an upliftment process."
- Eddy Grant
(Related: Time, Artists, Will)

"There has never been any proper commitment to marketing these artists and their music. We are not Sony."
- Eddy Grant
(Related: Music, Artists, Commitment, Marketing)

"There are many artists that I present that I admit I like less than I do others. But I think that they warrant being presented by my own, personal standards."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Artists, Being, Present)

"My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Artists)

"I made it easier for many artists to play in certain areas."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Artists, Play)

"I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt they could justifiably continue to create."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Artists, Play)

"I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I'm cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you're always in control, you're like God."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Life, God, Control, Artist, Memories, Order)

"There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration."
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Work, Admiration, Artists, Desire, Spirit, World)

"James Brown was one of the first artists who found four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through, and then he just added to it vocally."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Artists, First)

"I'm sometimes critical about other artists who come out with something different until maybe I hear the music. If the music is there, then they did their job, and I'll enjoy the CD."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Music, Artists, Job)

"Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted... to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home."
- Edvard Grieg
(Related: Home, Men, Artists, Churches)

"I don't believe that I should just do A-movies, I just do the work as an artist."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Work, Artist)

"Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years never took himself seriously as an artist."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Artist, Friends, Years)

"She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Father, Sister, Problems)

"I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Beauty, Artist)

"When I was an art student in the early 60's before the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Art, Artist, Smoking)

"Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Life, People, Creativity, Being, Living, Wishes)

"The copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer."
- Robin Gross
(Related: Artist, Balance, Rights, Protection)

"The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity."
- George Grosz
(Related: War, Virtue, Artist, Clarity, Man, Vice)

"After touring with David Bowie last year, I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an artist, and I realized I wanted to go back to the music I fell in love with when I was eight years old."
- Emm Gryner
(Related: Love, Music, Artist, Old, Years)

"Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them. I have a connection, but there is no truer connection than an artists and their own song."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: People, Artists, Connection, Song, Songs)

"I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block."
- David Guterson
(Related: Artist, Writer)

"Let's look at people as artists and try to support them; just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings, that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: People, Artists, Reason, Support)

"You have a right to your opinion about the work that you're doing. An artist is as equally important as the director. If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Work, Artist, Circumstances, Opinion, Right)

"A big part of being an actress specifically is feeling entitled to your artistic opinion, feeling that it means something, and being able to stand by it."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Being, Feeling, Opinion)

"Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total opposite of what really happened. Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist. No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Artist)

"I meet many people, I talk with them, like a TV show host. I show what's going on with Greenpeace, interesing political things, I have artists, musicians and bands."
- Nina Hagen
(Related: People, Artists, Musicians, Talk)

"I just asked myself, what piece of that man's soul did he just chew off and swallow to get next week's assignment? You know, just to live, just to work as an artist, or to feed the family?"
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Family, Work, Soul, Artist, Man)

"And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Art, Science, Artists, Poets)

"I've always gotten along best with artists."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Artists)

"The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week."
- John Hall
(Related: Music, Artists, Play, Songs, Washington)

"It used to be that you'd have a song recorded by a major country artist and if it was a hit, you could buy a car. Now you can buy a dealership."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Car, Artist, Country, Now, Song)

"The first time with artistic endeavors is, if it's working, it was your idea, and if it's not, it's somebody else's idea."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Time, Idea, First)

"I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Life, Music, Artists, Concern, Mankind, Medicine, Painting, Sculpture)

"Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Music, Creativity, Mission)

"The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions."
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: Peace, Actions, Practice)

"One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Artist, Generations, Want)

"Actually, I don't think there's anyone that represents the artists, except the artists themselves."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Artists)

"People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Art, Time, People, Artist, Interest, Investment)

"I have more artistic control in a smaller show. But it doesn't really matter. Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still make a big impact."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Control, Production)

"Most comic scriptwriters are very bad. The artists are good, but the writers are so bad."
- Harry Harrison
(Related: Artists, Writers)

"A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Work, Artist, Creation, Fight, Reality, Will)

"Most bands have a sound that they're already identified with, so for the producer it becomes a process of helping them find their muse in the studio to make a record that will not only satisfy them artistically, but will also do something in the marketplace."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Sound, Will)

"Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali - someone who actually creates a sound for them."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Artists, Sound, Want)

"I guess I had a suspicion of it my entire life without knowing exactly what it was - knowing that there was something different about me, which I attributed to being an artist. At 11 or 12 I started sort of clarifying for myself. It took a while."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: Life, Artist, Being, Suspicion)

"I love artists like Jon B, but I don't wanna be compared to anybody. I'm just doing my interpretation of rnb and how someone like me should be doing it."
- Brian Harvey
(Related: Love, Artists)

"Well we took it apart scene by scene. We examined every sentence, every full stop, every comma. He has a most wonderful eye for detail, Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist."
- Ronald Harwood
(Related: Artist, Detail, Eye)

"If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Change, People, Artist, Job, Now, World)

"Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Poetry, Artist, Merit)

"The only legitimate artists in England are the architects."
- Benjamin Haydon
(Related: Artists, England)

"The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Time, Romance, Illusion, Passion, Writer, Zone)

"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Bible, Monument, Prose, Religious, Respect, Scripture, Value, Will)

"That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Artist, Depression, Reward)

"Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Art, Death, Performance, Artist, Danger, Honor)

"Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists."
- Donal Henahan
(Related: Artists, Prose, Writer)

"I have wanted to be a fine artist painter, and I reached the point in art schools were I'd like to understand more about images and how images communicate information to people. And I was not getting very far in that from my professors."
- John Hench
(Related: Art, People, Artist, Information, Schools)

"But I listen to everything, I listen to all artists that come along."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Artists)

"Well, I worked with lots of different artists, of course."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Artists)

"I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past."
- Don Henley
(Related: Artists, Eagles, Mind, Past, Songs)

"Many artists and writers have used cannabis for creative stimulation - from the writers of the world's religious masterpieces to our most irreverent satirists."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Artists, Religious, World, Writers)

"I used to always read my stuff. And I could never understand why artists would say, 'Oh, I can't read my older stuff.' I'd go, 'Are you crazy? I could read my stuff forever!' Now it's a little harder."
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: Artists, Now)

"Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Control, Artist, First, Wishing)

"I knew the Apple II was great when I bought it, but as I dug into the details it just completely blew me away the creative artistic approach that the designers had taken."
- Andy Hertzfeld
"And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel, and it just keeps going that way. And they tend to be very fringe artists, so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering. This is out of date."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Artists, Vote, Worth)

"As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Artist, Value)

"Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist."
- George V. Higgins
(Related: Artist)

"My goal as an artist is to always be true to who I am and give my fans music they will enjoy for a lifetime."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Music, Goal, Artist, Fans, Will)

"I am an artist. The track is my canvas, and the car is my brush."
- Graham Hill
(Related: Car, Artist)

"You don't know how much artists go through to make it look so easy. It's all in the practice."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Artists, Practice)

"Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons."
- Al Hirschfeld
(Related: Artists, Children)

"In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Death, Life, Decisions)

"Artists are like everybody else."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Artists)

"We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way."
- David Hockney
(Related: Age, Artist)

"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."
- David Hockney
(Related: Beauty, Artist)

"Most artists work all the time, they do actually, especially good artists, they work all the time, what else is there to do? I mean you do."
- David Hockney
(Related: Work, Time, Artists)

"It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work."
- David Hockney
(Related: Work, Advice, Artist)

"One often forms a mental image of an artist through his work and is often disappointed on meeting him."
- Alun Hoddinott
(Related: Work, Artist, Meeting)

"I'm vulnerable to criticism. Any artist is, because you work alone in your studio and, until recently, critics were the only way you'd get any feedback."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Work, Artist, Criticism)

"I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Artists, Portraits)

"I don't look at the work of my contemporaries very much; I tend to look at pictures by dead artists. It's much easier to get near their paintings."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Work, Artists)

"A collection makes its own demands. Many artists have been collectors. I think of it rather as an illness. I felt it was using up too much energy."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Artists, Energy, Illness)

"I am isolated as an artist, not as a person."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Artist)

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Emotions, Senses, World)

"Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Artist, Expression, Personality, Temperament)

"Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies. We're all experiments."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Truth, Artists)

"The only people left in America who seem not to be artists are illustrators."
- Brad Holland
(Related: People, America, Artists)

"Style is the most valuable asset of the modern artist. That's probably why so many styles are reported lost or stolen each year."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Artist, Style)

"Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Society, Artists, Compromise, Democracy, Fact, Trying)

"I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend to the cliches of their own culture, are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Artists, Cliches, Culture, Nothing)

"Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it's the dream of probably half the people in the country."
- Brad Holland
(Related: People, Dream, Artist, Country, Today, Years)

"Being Southern and being the guy I've been all my life, I've lived more on the lighter side of life. I have a dark side, but that's not where I come from. A lot of artists like to come from that."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Life, Artists, Being)

"I've been doing this for seven and a half years. I've been just bustin' it, trying to break in as an artist in this business. For me, it's still just about the work. I get the scripts and I'm all about that. I don't really even have an idea what that's going to be like."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Business, Work, Idea, Artist, Trying, Years)

"It's actually very freeing to be given permission as an artist to let that ride and to really let it ride, to actually experience it and bring it out of you. It's been uncomfortable and it's freeing at the same time."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Experience, Time, Artist)

"Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Nature, Artist)

"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
(Related: Art, Life, Vision, Artist, Expression, Result, Will, World)

"I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Life, Experience, Creativity, Performance, Artists, Athletes)

"Every one of us is an artist, and as an artist, you really can stroll into any venue that you want, as long as you take your time to learn the etiquette of that venue."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Time, Artist, Etiquette, Want)

"All the things we have to remember, and I've mentioned this before, is that we're all artists."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Artists)

"The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Actor, Artist, Reason, Self, Trying)

"Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Artist, Challenge, Expression)

"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Artist)

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Artist, Confidence, Doubt)

"A great artist is a great man in a great child."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Artist, Man)

"When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell him exactly how much paint to put on it, or exactly how sharp the images should be. You should let the artist get going."
- Reed Hundt
(Related: Artist)

"Scratch an artist and you surprise a child."
- James Huneker
(Related: Artist)

"I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Art, Artist, Navy, Reading, Sea, Writing)

"Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Decision, Deep, Desire, Film, Want)

"If they're not temperamental, I don't want them. It's in the nature of a great artist to be that way."
- Sol Hurok
(Related: Nature, Artist, Want)

"David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists."
- William Hurt
(Related: Actors, Artists)

"I want to prove a point. That point is, actors are artists, not narcissists necessarily."
- William Hurt
(Related: Actors, Artists, Want)

"Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?"
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Art, Artist, Protest, Want)

"Yeah, the industry has always been both the enemy and the best friend of the artist. They need each other. That's the bottom line."
- Chrissie Hynde
(Related: Friend, Artist, Enemy)

"I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: History, Truth, Successful, Artist, Culture, Words)

"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Artists)

"I was mostly surprised by the rap artists, actually, that were influenced by Sabbath. That was a surprise. But it's very nice and I'm very honored. It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said in the first place has stuck, and that was the belief in it."
- Tony Iommi
(Related: Belief, Artists, First, Now, Rap, Sabbath, Years)

"I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Interest)

"The world is crawling with authors touring now. They're like performance artists."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Performance, Artists, Now, World)

"All artists are people of growth. It's like food, you take the good and leave the rest."
- Andrew Jack
(Related: Food, People, Growth, Artists, Rest)

"I've done my time in being broke in Indonesia. Eating Goat soup. Australia's a developed country, you've got a lot of taxes, rents are high and its quite difficult to survive as an artist especially when you are just coming up."
- Andrew Jack
(Related: Time, Artist, Being, Country, Eating, Taxes)

"For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done."
- Alan Jackson
(Related: Artists, Reason)

"That is the artistic task: To choose the best from these solutions."
- Arne Jacobsen
"I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson. I'm a creative artist. All I know from business I've picked up along the way."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Business, Artist)

"In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Artists, Competition, Europe)

"Many fail to realize this great recording industry was built by so-called jazz artists. And at the other end of the spectrum, a base in European classical music as well."
- Ahmad Jamal
(Related: Music, Artists, End, Jazz)

"In the UK and the US especially you've got a lot of throwaway artists who have their 40 million dancers and they do their show. There's many artists who would not do a live show because they know they can't."
- Jamelia
(Related: Artists)

"I don't care who's playing. Even if it's my favorite artist, I'm probably not gonna go and see him."
- Etta James
(Related: Artist, Care, Favorite)

"It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them."
- Etta James
(Related: Artists, Songs, Tribute)

"I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history."
- Rick James
(Related: History, Life, Work, Selling, Artist, Company, Publishing, Worth)

"There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It's totally impossible."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Artist)

"People must insist on the right to say no, to be alone, to stand out from the herd. Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field, by hard, rigorous work."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Work, People, Artists, Right)

"Chet loved artists. He did. But he was caught up in the system. He had two hats. He had to have 'em because he did two things: he was an artist, and he was an executive."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Artist, Artists)

"You know, I feel sorry for the young artists."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Artists)

"It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it."
- Maria Jeritza
(Related: Music, Soul, Action, Character, Artist, Conviction, Joy, Wishes)

"In America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: America, Artist, Rights)

"As you know, in America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio, so if they want to remake it they can."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: America, Artist, Rights, Want)

"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
(Related: Artist, Journey)

"Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Life, Perception, Artist, Musicians, Poets, Popular, Writers)

"I've only been interested in the artistic side of life."
- Elton John
(Related: Life)

"Music is art, art is life, and we are who we are, and all of these aforementioned women, unless they should choose not to, will be performing well into the next many decades because they are great artists."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Art, Music, Life, Women, Artists, Will)

"To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Artist, Desire)

"In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Art, Thought, Artists)

"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Work, Artists, Confusion, Freedom, May, Possibilities, Sense)

"The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Artists, Romantic)

"I consider myself an artist. God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically."
- Don Johnson
(Related: God, Artist, Gifts)

"The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time."
- Guy Johnson
(Related: Time, Son, Actors, Artists, Being, Fortune, Musicians)

"I always saw myself as a multi media artist."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Artist, Media)

"We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want."
- Adam Jones
(Related: Money, Artists, Building, Company, Want)

"We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Change, People, Artists, Guests, Variety)

"Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad."
- George Jones
(Related: Music, Artists, Buying, Country, Country music, Fans, Support, Will)

"The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists, from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2."
- Kelly Jones
(Related: Artists, Press, Will)

"Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Artists, Earth, Sense)

"I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought."
- Janis Joplin
(Related: Thought, Artist, Want)

"I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: Artist, Want)

"The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails."
- James Joyce
(Related: God, Artist, Creation, Existence)

"When I accept a role, I feel that as an artist I have to submit completely to the tutelage of my director. And while I expect to be heard and encouraged and honored, at the end of the day, man, it's the way the director wants it."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Artist, Day, End, Man)

"Well, I think there are artists who are more or less contemporary with Hopper who are more relevant."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Artists)

"You're only dealing with whatever you know, which is a very small part of it and later on it'll look like it has something to do with the period. Obviously, the artists have something to do with one another. They tend to set up certain common qualities among themselves."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Artists)

"It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Art, Artists, Patience)

"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Art, Society, Civilization, Vision, Artist, Country, Culture, Future, Importance)

"The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Artist, First, Fool)

"I know there are going to be big challenges financially, but I'm excited artistically. I think that if the experience is better artistically, then we have more hope in the future."
- Karen Kain
(Related: Experience, Hope, Future)

"The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul."
- Wassily Kandinsky
(Related: Soul, Artist, Eye)

"The trouble with being a ghostwriter or artist is that you must remain rather anonymously without credit. If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator."
- Bob Kane
(Related: Leader, Artist, Being, Credit, Trouble)

"For English assignments I was constantly coming up with these strange adventure stories... But I actually wanted to be an artist, or maybe work in the comic book industry."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Work, Adventure, Artist, English)

"That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Freedom)

"One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist)

"We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, World)

"Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, Hope, Artist, Being)

"Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artists)

"I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, World)

"I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Artist)

"I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Vocation)

"It's the role of the artist to pursue content."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Content)

"Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Artists, Now, Years)

"The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Artist, Man, Sensibility, Suffering, Understanding)

"The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Artist, Writer)

"Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?"
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Acting, Approval, Artist, Quick)

"There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Artist, Choices)

"Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: People, Artists, Hurt)

"I always knew that I wanted to be an artist."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Artist)

"I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Hope, Artists, Clowns, Trying)

"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
(Related: Art, Society, Vision, Artist, Culture)

"I also had this artist friend who'd paint butterflies and things like that on my head."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Friend, Artist, Butterflies)

"The artist I wanna be like is Michael Jackson. I'll get the house with the roller coaster and the rides and a disco, and I'll invite all my friends and just stay at home."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Home, Artist, Friends)

"Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song. That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist."
- Ben E. King
(Related: Artist, Kids, Name, Song)

"I didn't want to be an artist."
- Carole King
(Related: Artist, Want)

"My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended - as accountants and lawyers!"
- Jonathan King
(Related: Being, Careers, Reward)

"The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Artist, Culture, Popular)

"A good artist has less time than ideas."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: Time, Ideas, Artist)

"One of the makeup artists once dyed my dog blue with vegetable blue."
- Mia Kirshner
(Related: Artists, Makeup)

"Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Nature, Artist, Confusion)

"Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Age, Wisdom, Ability, Children, Corruption)

"Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: Artist, Want)

"To me, every interview, even if you love the artist, needs to be somewhat adversarial. Which doesn't mean you need to attack the person, but you do need to look at it like you're trying to get information that has not been written about before."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Love, Artist, Information, Needs, Trying)

"There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Artist, Being, Difference, Popular)

"Of all the artists on Death Row, none of them went bankrupt."
- Suge Knight
(Related: Death, Artists)

"I don't know to what extent someone can BECOME an artist - you either are or you aren't - and if you are you'll HAVE to make your way to some kind of sickly light, no matter how terrible the soil you were seeded in your nature will out somehow."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Nature, Artist, Light, Will)

"Secular artists see themselves with performance; they are more self involved, presentational."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Performance, Artists, Self)

"The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: People, Church, Artists, Culture, Study, Talk)

"I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: History, Artists, Saying, Slavery)

"Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Artists)

"Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways. But the good artists who follow after genius - and I count myself among these - have to restore the lost connection once more."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Genius, Artists, Connection)

"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Hope, Artist, Order)

"An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Artist, Free will)

"Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Feelings, Artist, Artists)

"I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I'm a messenger."
- Jeff Koons
(Related: Courage, Artist)

"I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films."
- Ted Kotcheff
(Related: Work, Freedom, Television)

"I have always thought of myself as a performer first and way down the line as a recording artist."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Thought, Artist, First)

"So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Experience, Work, Imagination, Artists)

"I mean, I don't think I would call Claus to do an album of big band tunes. You know, just like arrangers write for the artist they have in mind; you have to keep in mind if you're going to work with Claus Ogerman. You invite him to do what he does."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Work, Artist, Mind)

"For us chess players the language of artist is something natural."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Artist, Chess, Language)

"The procedure was that an artist got a mural and then he would have anywhere from two to ten assistants depending on the size of the mural and how many assistants he needed, or she needed."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Artist)

"As I say, I as an abstract artist was active politically."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Artist)

"I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Artist)

"People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool, brooding artist. But I'm just having fun with it."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: People, Artist, Fun, Labor)

"The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Artist, Being, Growing up, Pretty)

"I'm more hungry now than I was 11 years ago. Which is great because I see a lot of artists that have been out for a long period of time. They get kind of fat."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Time, Artists, Now, Years)

"I've been compared to hundreds of artists, which just goes to show you that I'm not any one thing at all."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Artists)

"Of course, I would be depressed sometimes, and my Mom would be worried about me because I would just sleep to escape. Cause I was so scared of being a musician or artist, or whatever you want to call it."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Mom, Artist, Being, Cause, Sleep, Want)

"I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Purpose, Artists, Being, Painting, Perspective, Style)

"From 20 years of experience hiring artists out of the schools, I know-they get worse every year. They're absolutely ridiculously retarded now."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Experience, Artists, Hiring, Now, Schools, Years)

"Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Artists)

"All artists get better with age. The more you draw, the better you're going to get."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Age, Artists)

"Did any artist ever bring more pure joy to more people than Fred Astaire?"
- Jack Kroll
(Related: People, Artist, Joy)

"He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits."
- Jack Kroll
(Related: Nature, Artist, Gifts, Inexplicable, Joy, Language, Senses, Spirits)

"I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Artist, Words)

"I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Sometimes that stuff ends up in different kinds of sites and contexts which determine what it means and looks like."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Artist, Words)

"I hope to continue building my acting career and work more on projects that fulfill my artistic thirst."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Work, Hope, Acting, Building, Career, Projects)

"I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Honesty, Artists, Hell, Words)

"But it becomes disrespectful when the artist's process is not respected."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Artist)

"I wanted to become a cartoon artist, a portrait artist, and an illustrator. This was my first idea."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Idea, Artist, First)

"We're not afraid of risking what was our success yesterday in order to explore some new field. We're adventurous. We like the challenge of unknown territory, unknown artistic field, and that's what stimulates us."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Success, Challenge, Order, Yesterday)

"I commissioned this artist to make these silver tomahawks by hand. Larry Sellers, who plays Cloud Dancing on the show, blessed and cleansed them and all."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Artist, Dancing)

"On the first season of our show, I commissioned a Native American artist to make up, 'cause I'm known for the tomahawk, besides the hair and the leather outfit and the whole thing."
- Joe Lando
(Related: American, Artist, First, Hair)

"As both a fine artist and a graphic designer, I specialize in the visual presentation of words."
- John Langdon
(Related: Artist, Words)

"Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic instruments for storytelling."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Artists)

"I've put in as many as 40 weeks a year on stage. It is lonely and restricted, as all artistic life must necessarily be."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Life, Lonely)

"There are many kinds of movies in Hong Kong. Some are commercial and others are more artistic."
- Andy Lau
(Related: Movies)

"I'm an artist and I can draw very well. I'm amazed that everybody can't draw well because I can do it so effortlessly."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Artist)

"The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Business, Home, War, Heart, Artist, Nations, Numbers, Talk)

"Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Trust, Artist)

"The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Morality, Artist)

"I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Truth, People, Results, Will)

"I've just begun to dare to think I perhaps am a bit of an artist."
- David Lean
(Related: Artist)

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Ability, Effort, Feeling, Will)

"I think I'll continue to work as a solo artist."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Work, Artist)

"Now that I'm coming out with my own record people can see I'm a solo artist."
- John Legend
(Related: People, Artist, Now)

"In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music."
- John Legend
(Related: Music, Artists, Wonders)

"Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Creativity, Destruction, Temperament, Wrestling)

"These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again."
- John Lennon
(Related: People, Artists, Worship)

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
- John Lennon
(Related: Society, Leader, People, Artist, Reflection)

"Putting out commercial pieces and promoting them and trying to sell them to people is not necessarily what it means to be an artist."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: People, Artist, Trying)

"Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist, but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person. It's taken some time, but now I feel I've truly paid my dues. I guess I'm at a point now where I'm more comfortable in my own skin."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Time, Artist, Now, Skin, Years)

"There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Artists)

"Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Artist, Public, Want)

"Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is, I'm just going to say it, I am an artist, I have to do this, I have to do this."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Life, Time, Acting, Artist, First)

"A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Artists, Culture, Property)

"I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Father, Artist, Artists, Example, Friends, Parents, Writers)

"When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: People, Artists, Battle, Civil rights, Class, Hippies, Middle class, Poor)

"Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters."
- Jack Levine
(Related: Artists)

"Computer technology is so built into our lives that it's part of the surround of every artist."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Technology, Artist, Computer)

"Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Imagination, Men, Artists)

"Being beautiful can be a curse, especially if you want to be an artist and create."
- Juliette Lewis
(Related: Artist, Being, Want)

"Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Artists)

"Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Artists)

"When artists make art, they shouldn't question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Artists, Question)

"I believe that the artist's involvement in the capitalist structure is disadvantageous to the artist and forces him to produce objects in order to live."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Artist, Order)

"I didn't want to save art - I respected the older artists too much to think art needed saving. But I knew it was finished, even though, at that time, I didn't know what I would do."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Art, Time, Artists, Want)

"The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns our refrigerators."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: Artist)

"Zhang Yimou is an artist. Sometimes we did only two or three shots a day because we were waiting for the sun."
- Jet Li
(Related: Artist, Day, Sun, Waiting)

"When you're a kid with artistic yearnings brought up in the Bronx, you don't get fed up too easily."
- Daniel Libeskind
"My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist - a painter, a decorative painter."
- Gyorgy Ligeti
(Related: Artist)

"Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They're all necessary and they're all valid."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Thought, Artists, Want)

"The role of art in society differs for every artist."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Art, Society, Artist)

"Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Artist, Want)

"I was always making things. Even though art was what I did every day, it didn't even occur to me that I would be an artist."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Art, Artist, Day)

"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Art, Artist, Religious)

"I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Artists)

"The best artists know what to leave out."
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Artists)

"I think you're all mad. But that's part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn't it?"
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Genius, Being)

"All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death."
- Jacques Lipchitz
(Related: Art, Death, Life, Action, Artist, Denial, Sculpture)

"Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist."
- Jacques Lipchitz
(Related: Nature, Work, Artist)

"Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Artist, Destiny)

"Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Artist, Destiny)

"I'm a con artist in that I'm an actor. I make people believe something is real when they know perfectly well it isn't."
- John Lithgow
(Related: People, Actor, Artist)

"Men, when they fight in movies, it's a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn't take your eyes off of him."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: Men, Movies, Artist, Eyes, Fight, Style)

"I just sit at the drawing board most of the time. I am used to talking to people. I love going to conventions, getting feedback and talking to people. Some artists don't. Some artists sit at their drawing board because their personality actually dictates that."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Love, Time, People, Artists, Personality, Talking)

"Alan is a great guy, a terrific guy. We haven't worked together since then, and he's always working with different artists. I think he sees different dimensions he can see from different guys."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Artists)

"But if you have a point of view and you're an artist or a writer, it's kind of crazy to not take advantage of that, especially if you can do something that's entertaining as well. I've done a number of things like that over the years."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Artist, Writer, Years)

"I'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Art, Artists, Therapy, Victims, Writers)

"But I really want to be an artist, so therefore I have to live a little bit like a monk."
- John Lone
(Related: Artist, Want)

"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
(Related: Art, Work, Artist)

"I cannot exist as a solo artist."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Artist)

"I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan."
- Courtney Love
"The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal."
- Nick Lowe
(Related: Artists)

"I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Artists, Ignorance, Jazz)

"You're going to be entertained. But when you finish hearing me singing, you're going to want to keep going, and you're going to keep believing and that's the kind of artist I am."
- Jacob Lusk
(Related: Artist, Hearing, Singing, Want)

"I'm the type of artist who touches people, that's the type of artist that I am."
- Jacob Lusk
(Related: People, Artist)

"I make a good living and I've never looked at myself as being an artiste."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Being, Living)

"Encourage your kids' artistic side. Toughen up everything else."
- Michael Madsen
(Related: Kids)

"With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Power, Artist, Defiance, Pride)

"One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to keep alive his sense of wonder."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Artist, Sense, Wonder)

"Well there is a lot of work here for younger and older musicians now. Our Ministry of Culture has now really embarked on changing things for artists, and it is getting much better. We just have to organize ourselves as artists, and then things will be better."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Work, Artists, Culture, Musicians, Now, Will)

"Usually people like to categorise artists. With my films, I categorise people: if I know which one of my movies you like, I can tell which kind of a person you are."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Movies, People, Artists)

"Of course we've been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That's the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes - waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain."
- Mako
(Related: Artist, Day, Fighting, Reason)

"The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Artist, Discovery, Order, Painting, Universe)

"The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create."
- David Mamet
(Related: Society, Artist, Fact)

"I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look, to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics, the songs."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Time, Music, Idea, Artists, Meetings, Songs, World)

"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Beauty, Artists, Company)

"After reading Eminem's autobiography, which I did because I'm so interested in him as an artist, I respect him a lot. Even though he seems angry and mad, he's had to fight so many demons in his life."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Life, Artist, Autobiography, Fight, Reading, Respect)

"These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: People, Artists, Musicians, Trying)

"I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack."
- Ray Manzarek
"I just want to be written about as a normal artist."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Artist, Want)

"I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Artists)

"Serious art has been the work of individual artists whose art has had nothing to do with style because they were not in the least connected with the style or the needs of the masses. Their work arose rather in defiance of their times."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Art, Work, Artists, Defiance, Needs, Nothing, Style)

"I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist. If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine. If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Artist, Machine, Needs, Song)

"Overall my race hasn't been a problem. I'm a Black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Soul, Artist, Day, End, Race, Skin)

"They told me that they are starting a classic label, and wanted me to be the first artist. So I signed, and am producing myself, and writing my own music, but I'm their first artist on their classic label. And I have creative control."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Music, Control, Artist, First, Writing)

"The more I grow as an artist, the more I think I become like my father as an artist. The more I diversify, the more I become like my father, which is true to who he was."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Father, Artist)

"I left Jamaica for a while, because as an artist I need to experience different things, see the world, have different energies. Living in one place is not good for me."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Experience, Artist, Living, World)

"I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Leader, Artist, Leaders, Right)

"When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Artists, Devil)

"We don't want other people poking into our artistic pie."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: People, Want)

"I suspect that we might actually start selling some records with these artists in about 10 years. Some the people who invested, they're a little tight-because it's a lot of money to start up a company."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Money, People, Selling, Artists, Company, Years)

"I like to make records sound good. I'm more like a reducer than a producer. If an artist cannot produce themselves, what's the point?"
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Artist, Sound)

"Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork... we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly."
- Agnes Martin
(Related: Experience, Truth, Artist, Concern, May)

"I think probably, the makeup artists don't really know how long it's going to take until they really work with your face and they kind of mold it and build it as they're going along."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Work, Artists, Makeup)

"Because when the film was first mooted, the Beatles didn't like the idea at all. In fact they wouldn't have any part in it. And when Brian had committed them, it was part of a deal he did with United Artists, I think."
- George Martin
(Related: Idea, Artists, Fact, Film, First, United)

"I love Jay personally and as an artist; I think he's incredible."
- Angie Martinez
(Related: Love, Artist)

"A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself."
- Roberto Burle Marx
(Related: Artist, Garden, Intentions)

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Peace, Music, Artist)

"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
(Related: Artist, Expression, Preparation, Years)

"An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Nature, Artist, Language, Will)

"An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Success, Artist, Reputation, Style)

"You have to write badly to write at all. If it's crappy, I will rewrite it later. But it will be mine. You can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Artist, Will)

"I've come to understand my role. On some level, I provide the context for them to shine. I also know my role is the steward of the songs, and the center point, the artist that the stuff all revolves around. But I really try to honor that."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Artist, Honor, Songs)

"Can you blame them? We have to filter so much information these days. But it does make it difficult for an artist. I'm 46 years old now. I've had a lot of life experience and my voice has changed. People who expect the same old me are bound to be disappointed."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Artist, Blame, Information, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Nature, Soul, Artist, Water)

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Soul, Adventure, Artist, Expression, Production)

"Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Art, Life, Work, Artist, Man, Memory, Woman)

"An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Age, Artist)

"I have complete artistic control, and I just do my best album every time and trust it to fate."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Time, Trust, Control, Fate)

"First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience, Family, Life, Challenge, First, Responsibility)

"The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Action, Artists, Job, Jokes)

"For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist but when I started doing them in my teens they were getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Time, Artist, Information)

"I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Family, Artists)

"I've been touring for so long, I've kind of honed into exactly what I am, I'm an artist so if you like it, you like it, if you don't you don't, you know?"
- Paul McDonald
(Related: Artist)

"I think they want to keep it separate, but I've never been a crossover artist for some reason."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Artist, Reason, Want)

"I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out. Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders cast was that they were just artists that can't write books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: People, Artists, Books, Shadow)

"When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist."
- John McGahern
(Related: Life, Artist, Expression, First, Reading, Romantic, Words, World)

"We were kind of caught up in the genre trap. We didn't really have a lot of artistic freedom. They wanted us to go into a certain direction, so they could promote us easier."
- Mark McGrath
(Related: Direction, Freedom)

"I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee. Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Music, Actors, Artists, Interest, Now, Senate, Want)

"I feel like that I'm learning all the time. I'm learning from new artists, from established artists... every time I listen to '70s rock 'n' roll records, I'm learning. And I think that I'm just now starting to get a hold on what I do."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Time, Artists, Learning, Now)

"That's my favorite subject because it really levels the playing field for artists these days. You don't have to sell out to the record company. You don't have to get a five hundred thousand dollars, or whatever, and pay them back for the rest of your life to record a record."
- Roger Mcguinn
(Related: Life, Artists, Company, Favorite, Rest)

"Now, you can just get a laptop, get some software, put a microphone on it and make a record. You have to know how to do it. It does help if you've had 35 or 40 years of experience in the studio. But, it still levels the playing field so artists can record their own stuff."
- Roger McGuinn
(Related: Experience, Artists, Help, Now, Software, Years)

"Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go."
- Brian McKnight
(Related: Job)

"We showed the industry that female artists could attract the same audiences as the big male stars."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Artists, Audiences, Stars)

"There are two kinds of success. One is musical or artistic and the other is commercial."
- John McLaughlin
(Related: Success)

"Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Artist, First, Taste)

"Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Applause, Artist, Storms)

"Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman."
- Mencius
(Related: Artist, Desire, Man, Right, Sense, Will)

"Preserve my artistic creativity and ennoble my artistic fame."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Creativity, Fame)

"In life we try to grow and better ourselves. As an artist, I feel like I've grown tremendously."
- Pras Michel
(Related: Life, Artist)

"The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Thought, Artist)

"The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Artist, Mind)

"The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Thought, Artist)

"The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Artists)

"The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Arrogance, Artist)

"I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs."
- Alyssa Milano
(Related: People, Artist, Jobs)

"Most artists think they're frauds anyway."
- John Milius
(Related: Artists)

"I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don't make it very easy to live your life."
- John Milius
(Related: Life, Work, Help, Integrity, Man)

"Artists, no matter how good their intentions, are always slower than they think."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Artists, Intentions)

"At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment, but the books will only ever appear in bursts like this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Quality, Artists, Books, Will, Years)

"The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Artist, May, Wrong)

"Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Art, Life, Artist, End, Public)

"An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Artist, Loneliness, Needs)

"The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Work, Artist, Fulfillment, Sin, Word)

"A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Creativity, Drugs, Escapism)

"I'm 47 years old. I couldn't compete with Beyonce. I'm not competing with anyone. I've already established myself as an artist. I've been in this business for 30 years. There's no reason for me to compete with anyone."
- Stephanie Mills
(Related: Business, Artist, Old, Reason, Years)

"To the general public, show business may just mean the artistic part, but the dollar and cents element is the reality every performer has to face."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Business, May, Public, Reality)

"My mother was an artist and highly strung, whereas my father was much calmer."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Mother, Father, Artist)

"A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life."
- Issey Miyake
(Related: Art, Life, Artists, Body, Now)

"I have many favorite artists... Van Gogh as one, but he didn't really sing a lot!"
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Artists, Favorite)

"The position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel."
- Piet Mondrian
(Related: Artist)

"No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition."
- Claude Monet
(Related: Artist, Painting)

"I think about that "empty" space a lot. That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way. I've had to learn that over the years - because one of the traps of being an artist is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Artist, Being, Space, Want, Years)

"I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn't want to be an interpretative kind of artist. I had an intuition about wanting to create my own form, in one way or another, whatever that would be."
- Meredith Monk
(Related: Work, Artist, Intuition, Want)

"The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Artist, Humanity)

"All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt - you know, I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff - has begun to seem really important."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Family, Artist, Contempt, Man)

"For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs - like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that's it."
- Ron Moody
(Related: Work, Performance, Actor, Artists, Variety)

"A great artist is always before his time or behind it."
- George Edward Moore
(Related: Time, Artist)

"If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Artist, Doubt, Interest, Writer)

"A half dozen pictures would just about be enough for the life of an artist, for my life."
- Giorgio Morandi
(Related: Life, Artist)

"I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches, while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist. I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Work, Character, Artist, Film)

"I am an artist and a political being as well."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Artist, Being)

"Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist, notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved."
- Giorgio Moroder
(Related: Money, America, Artist)

"Disco does work better with black artists or players. They just feel it more."
- Giorgio Moroder
(Related: Work, Artists)

"Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs."
- Desmond Morris
(Related: Artists, Cats, Dogs, Soldiers)

"For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Beauty, Faith, Music, Talent, Development, Church, Years)

"Artists aren't really people. And I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache."
- Steven Morrissey
(Related: People, Artists)

"A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: Work, Artist)

"The partnership over the 28 years we had the company afforded him the opportunity to experiment and live his life as an artist and a label honcho and do what he wanted to do. It afforded me the same opportunity."
- Jerry Moss
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Artist, Company, Partnership, Years)

"To me I think artists in general make a statement - and for the rest of their lives - every album, every book - are variations on a theme."
- Mark Mothersbaugh
(Related: Artists, Rest)

"There are a lot of people who can now see me as an artist for the first time."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Time, People, Artist, First, Now)

"Instead of thinking that's a nice tune, you start thinking is it the right pace, is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Death, Artists, Right, Thinking)

"We want people to see us live before we continue on and call ourselves recording artists."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: People, Artists, Want)

"I think there are a lot of pictures to make. I sometimes question whether I'm even an artist or just a painter. To me, the making of the pictures is the most important thing."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Artist, Question)

"There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they're all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I'm totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: Age, Attitude, American, Artists, Opinion, Want)

"The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Science, Artist)

"I'm also performing regularly in Southern California with two bands. As a solo artist doing acoustic sets and a member of the Jenerators, my rock n roll band that has been around for a long time now."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Time, Artist, Now)

"I get bored doing one thing only. I've been very lucky to explore a lot of different artistic territory and I don't see why I won't continue on that path."
- Bill Mumy
"I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century."
- Walter Murch
(Related: Age, Music, Film)

"Somebody said us artists have trouble with success because art is derived from struggle. I disagree with that, because truely doing your art is success, whether you make money from it or not."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Art, Money, Success, Artists, Struggle, Trouble)

"I do not feel any artist can produce great art without putting great personality into it. It is always a piece of you that goes on the screen or the canvass."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Art, Artist, Personality)

"Great artists have no country."
- Alfred de Musset
(Related: Artists, Country)

"I don't have to ask anyone's permission to do anything. It's nice not have to get decisions out of three, sometimes four people, which can be like pulling teeth. So the amount of control that I have over what I'm doing is better for me as a solo artist."
- Graham Nash
(Related: People, Control, Artist, Decisions)

"In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Art, Artist)

"A lot of artists say, I'm not political. People are afraid of this word."
- Holly Near
(Related: People, Artists, Word)

"Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt."
- Holly Near
(Related: Artist, Being, Hurt)

"Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Soul, Thought, Acting, Actor, Artist, Man, Spirit)

"Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews."
- Pola Negri
(Related: Famous, Hollywood, Office, Press, World)

"I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most children's causes, because children can't help the environment they're in."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Actors, Artists, Causes, Children, Driving, Environment, Help)

"As an artist, you don't think about the parabola or the arc you're describing or where you're going to ultimately end up, you're just kind of crawling around, seeing what's out there."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Artist, End)

"I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within."
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Related: Nature, Artists, Creation, Despair, Glory)

"San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Leader, Artists, Film, Generations, Poets)

"I've never been able to say I've been influenced by a list of artists I like because I like thousands and thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Artists)

"Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Wife, Artist, Focus, Kids, Meetings, Want, Writer)

"An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Home, Artist, Europe, Paris)

"You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don't necessarily know what they're doing. You don't necessarily know what kind of universal concept you're tapping into."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Time, Artists, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Heart, Artist, Man)

"I've also been willing to share any help that I could give to any other artist."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Artist, Help)

"With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity - and never a clique."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Artists, First, Identity)

"Context begins with other artists - seniors and mentors."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Artists, Mentors)

"Pollock was well known, certainly, but for all the wrong reasons. He was known as much for being wild and unconventional in his working methods as for being a great artist."
- Kenneth Noland
(Related: Artist, Being, Wrong)

"The art of an artist must be his own art. It is... always a continuous chain of little inventions, little technical discoveries of one's own, in one's relation to the tool, the material and the colors."
- Emil Nolde
(Related: Art, Artist, Colors, Inventions)

"The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks."
- Emil Nolde
(Related: Work, Artist)

"What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him, and gives him the necessary incitement to work."
- Emil Nolde
(Related: Work, Artist, Worth)

"The artist writes, paints, sings or dances the burden of some idea or feeling off his mind."
- Max Nordau
(Related: Idea, Artist, Burden, Feeling, Mind)

"Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence, every artistic decision is coincidence."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Decision, Nothing)

"The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?"
- Alva Noto
(Related: Work, Creativity, Logic, Questions)

"The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist."
- Novalis
(Related: Work, Artist)

"Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life."
- Novalis
(Related: Life, Artist, Meaning)

"In the commercial theater, I've been pretty fortunate. The producers that I've worked with have allowed me to define the artistic integrity, the artistic limits of the work."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, Integrity, Limits, Pretty, Theater)

"I don't think you should categorize yourself as an artist."
- Laura Nyro
(Related: Artist)

"Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Life, People, Artist, Personality, World, Writer)

"The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is, unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Artist, Enemy)

"Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: God, Talent, Artists)

"Even a true artist does not always produce art."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Art, Artist)

"An artist is his own fault."
- John O'Hara
(Related: Artist, Fault)

"The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Imagination, Failure, Artist, Tools, Will)

"I think this is true for all artists. My senses are very important to me."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Artists, Senses)

"I see myself as an artist who happens to do cartoons."
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Artist, Cartoons)

"True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Artists, Lonely, Sense, Want)

"Artists are going to be the metronome of this society."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Society, Artists)

"Everybody's an artist. Everybody's God. It's just that they're inhibited."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: God, Artist)

"You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: God, Artists, End, Living)

"I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I'd love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I'd love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Faith, Love, Music, Positive, Christian, Artists, Deserted, World)

"I should have been a much better artist if I could have studied more and amused myself less."
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
(Related: Artist)

"The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Artists, Freedom, World, Years)

"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
(Related: Love, Art, Food, Artist)

"I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and be creative and be other people is a part of who I am. I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: People, Artist)

"From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Time, Dreams, Artists, Sleep)

"There are countless artists whose shoes I am not worthy to polish - whose prints would not pay the printer. The question of judgment is a puzzling one."
- Maxfield Parrish
(Related: Artists, Judgment, Question)

"I don't know what people find or like in me, I'm hopelessly commonplace! Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow, I've always considered myself a popular artist."
- Maxfield Parrish
(Related: Work, People, Appreciation, Artist, Popular)

"Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Artist, Folk, Style)

"I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Women, Artists)

"Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Artists, State)

"I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures, and thought balloons and word balloons and captions. Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should look like and turn it over to the artist."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Thought, Artist, Balloons, Fashion, Word)

"I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while. I took a look at his stuff. Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing. It was a step beyond Mad."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Artists, Writers)

"People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people, and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: People, Artists, Writing)

"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Health, People, Artist, Day, Economy, Job, Order, Writer)

"There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Business, Music, Truth, Artists, Chance, Giving, Now, Opinions, Years)

"Seeing how those companies operate, it didn't amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back."
- Madeleine Peyroux
(Related: Artists, Confidence, Nothing, Talk, Vote)

"Women artists need to break barriers in order for women's experience to be valuable."
- Liz Phair
(Related: Experience, Women, Artists, Order)

"The point is to expand the scope of what a movie can possibly mean or be, to get people involved because they're artistic or understand the point of the material, not just because they fit a certain bill aesthetically."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: People)

"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
(Related: Artist, Earth, Emotions, Sky)

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Artist, Artists, Children)

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Artist)

"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Artists)

"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephantand the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: God, Artist, Style, Trying)

"Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Men, Genius, Artists, Poets, Poor, World)

"I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Artists, Confusion, Intellectuals)

"Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Art, Nature, Artists, Human nature)

"God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: God, Artists, Care, Children)

"I'm not a boy now. I'm a man, I hope. I hope I've had my artistic bar mitzvah somewhere."
- Jeremy Piven
(Related: Hope, Man, Now)

"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'"
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Nature, Art, Soul, Imitation, Man, Name, Senses)

"A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Work, Impression, Artist, Name, Pleasure)

"The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein... scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Vocation)

"When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Artist, Building, Earth, Man, Pen)

"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Artist, Painting, Self)

"The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Time, Feelings, Artist, Space)

"The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Artist, Energy, Words, World)

"New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Age, Artists, Culture, Needs, Old, Past)

"Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Work, Artist, Chaos, Confusion, May, Meaning)

"You can never tell when an artist really will take up someone's work and work with it happily."
- Peter Porter
(Related: Work, Artist, Will)

"I don't have a normal job, so I really appreciate having friends who are writers and artists. It's fun to have a group of people you can call in the middle of the day to go for a hike."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: People, Artists, Day, Friends, Fun, Job, Writers)

"It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Art, Artist, Tea)

"The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Work, Gods, Artist, Artists, Violence)

"If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Art, Money, Artist, Building, Needs, World)

"There are people who help you in life. I've been given a helping hand, and that's why I feel it's my duty to help younger artists."
- Hugo Pratt
(Related: Life, People, Artists, Duty, Help)

"I always knew would be some sort of artist, but didn't know what."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Artist)

"From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it."
- Reynolds Price
(Related: Age, Artist, World)

"I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind."
- Richard Price
(Related: Art, Talent, Artist, Excellence, Freedom, Mind)

"When I came up, there was room for the new and the old. For every new artist, an old one didn't have to be pushed out."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artist, Old)

"I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artists, Help)

"In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any artist except Elvis Presley."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artist, Years)

"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements."
- Giacomo Puccini
(Related: Inspiration, Man)

"Creative people who have made their seemingly most self-indulgent artistic whims into a career."
- Steve Purcell
(Related: People, Career, Self)

"As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public. Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Love, Artists, Public, Respect)

"In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn't working, he's a bum."
- Anthony Quinn
(Related: Actor, Artist, Europe, Hollywood)

"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
(Related: Time, Artist)

"An artist should remain true. Otherwise his talent, like his stomach, grows fat and stuffy."
- Norman Reilly Raine
(Related: Talent, Artist)

"My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!"
- Johnny Ramone
(Related: Artists, Favorite)

"The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: History, Time, Artist, Job)

"But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Artists, Talk)

"I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Artist, Responsibility)

"The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Artist, Wind)

"The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Power, Quality, Civilization, Wealth, Artists, Culture, Military, Poets, Worth)

"Believe it or not, most people think of me as a recording artist, but actually the way I think of myself and the way I earn my living is as a performing artist."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: People, Artist, Living)

"I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist. I'm a student of the martial arts."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Artist)

"I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Art, Artists, Ego)

"I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Artist, Want)

"How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?"
- Lou Reed
(Related: Art, Artist, Reality, Vanity)

"Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that."
- Ad Reinhardt
(Related: Money, Idea, Selling, Artist, Fact, Living, Majority, Now, School)

"Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything."
- Ad Reinhardt
(Related: Idea, Artist)

"An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature."
- Auguste Renoir
(Related: Nature, Artist, Confidence, Pain)

"Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Business, Mother, Artists, Guitar, Play, Publishing, Songs, Writing)

"First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Power, Success, Chance, First)

"If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Artist, Jazz)

"I don't mean that if you're a Christian, walking close to God, you will immediately gain celebrity. you may fail as an artist, because you may not have what the public want at that time, and you have to be prepared for that."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: God, Time, Christian, Artist, Celebrity, Gain, May, Public, Walking, Want, Will)

"Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked."
- Little Richard
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Gay, Thoughtful, World)

"Every photo shoot, I'm always asking the makeup artist what they're using on me, and I'll go out and get it."
- Denise Richards
(Related: Artist, Makeup)

"An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Work, Artist, Conflict)

"As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Artist)

"No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Art, Artist, Danger)

"When I came back to California in the early '60s I was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen, Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer and work with other artists."
- Johnny Rivers
(Related: Work, Artists)

"I guess I've always liked the idea of being an artist."
- Larry Rivers
(Related: Idea, Artist, Being)

"I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It's reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I'll become a madman."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Temper)

"As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, Artist, Silence, Will)

"People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: People, Artist, Being)

"Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Artist)

"Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism, and I was there from the very first day."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Artist, Day, First)

"I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Artists, Songs)

"They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Art, Mother, Artists)

"Mother's interest in contemporary American artists emerged during the 1920s."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Mother, American, Artists, Interest)

"Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Art, Life, Work, People, Artist, Difference)

"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
(Related: Adventure, Artists, Living, Painting)

"It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: People, Artists, First, Job, Support)

"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."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Nature, Artist, Flowers, Word)

"True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Men, Work, Artists, Pleasure)

"To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Nature, Artist, Ugly)

"To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Nature, Truth, Artist, Eyes, Name, Open)

"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
(Related: Art, Artist, Creation, Fire)

"Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Artist)

"It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails."
- Romain Rolland
(Related: Business, Artist, Sun)

"Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Art, Feelings, Artist, Being, Giving)

"I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Actors, Artist, Artists, Writers)

"I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like what I am doing but I can't answer it. If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: People, Artist, Day, Letters, Mail)

"Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Life, Artists, Jazz)

"Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Time, Artists, Jazz, Musicians)

"Ah! My Lord! now I understand, Oh, yes! What a voice! What an artist! I understand all!"
- Landon Ronald
(Related: Now)

"Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence."
- Ned Rorem
(Related: Artist, Day)

"Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist."
- Ned Rorem
(Related: Artist, Being, Childhood, Perceptions)

"Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating a problem for artists in the music community."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Music, Artists, Community)

"A lot of artists are much more concerned about how their work is used and how it's disseminated. That, to artists, is as important as the money, for some people."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Work, Money, People, Artists)

"The Constitution wanted artists to have control over their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works. That is clearly still the goal."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Control, Goal, Artists, Constitution)

"Racial history is therefore natural history and the mysticism of the soul at one and the same time; but the history of the religion of the blood, conversely, is the great world story of the rise and downfall of peoples, their heroes and thinkers, their inventors and artists."
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Related: History, Religion, Soul, Time, Artists, Blood, Heroes, World)

"The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: History, Art, Artist, Order)

"I was looking at making a shift in my career. I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back. If I could find young artists, young performers I can nurture to have a career I would really like that."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Artists, Career)

"As an artist, you're pretty sheltered backstage. You often don't know what's going on out there."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Artist, Pretty)

"The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artist, Causes, Conscience, Disease, Joy, Name)

"Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artists, Blind)

"The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artist, Theories)

"I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing that the artist who originally did the song likes your version."
- Kelly Rowland
(Related: Artist, Hearing, Nothing, Song)

"I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation."
- Rick Rubin
(Related: Work, Achievement, Goal, Artist)

"Whether you are sixteen or over sixty, remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist."
- Helena Rubinstein
(Related: Artist, Makeup)

"Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Art, Life, Dream, Artist)

"A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Art, Work, Artist, Consciousness, Emotions)

"Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique."
- Jane Rule
(Related: Artist, Artists, Job, World)

"So there was a way for you to get promoted and survive as an artist without worrying about AM radio hits."
- Todd Rundgren
(Related: Artist)

"The problem turned out to be that I never was that kind of an artist."
- Todd Rundgren
(Related: Artist)

"Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Dad, Time, People, Ideas, Culture, Nation, Reading, School)

"What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Imagination, Artist, First, Sensibility, Tenderness)

"When I go in front of an audience, I'll admit I sometimes have a certain amount of fear in me, because maybe the people are not going to accept what I'm doing today. That's bad for any artist, especially if what you're doing is not in line with what's happening today."
- Jimmy Rushing
(Related: People, Fear, Artist, Today)

"He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Ideas, Artist)

"Robert Crumb is an influence on how I draw, but not on the subject matter I take or my approach. One thing I do like about Crumb is that he's chronicled his age, his times, and I think that is what artists should do."
- Joe Sacco
(Related: Age, Artists, Influence)

"But in the old days, visual artists used to fall into two distinct categories: those of us who created images with cameras and those of us who applied stuff onto other stuff, with brushes or other tools."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Artists, Old, Tools)

"The artistic process in digital art is very much the same as for making other kinds of paintings."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Art)

"That is, an artist who creates lots of work probably experiences prolific days and slower days."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Work, Artist)

"Sixteen million colors in your palette are hard for any artist, especially a beginner, to turn down."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Artist, Colors)

"Once an artist explores the vast variety of tools and features available on the great programs, we're hooked."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Artist, Tools, Variety)

"The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Life, Work, Artist, Giving, Language, Manners, State)

"The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly."
- J. D. Salinger
(Related: Artist, Being)

"An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's."
- J. D. Salinger
(Related: Artist, Concern, Perfection)

"An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Artist, Concern, Perfection)

"I don't believe in an annual dose of film music for the sake of it being film music. If we program film music, it will be because there is a real artistic reason for doing so."
- Esa-Pekka Salonen
(Related: Music, Being, Film, Reason, Will)

"The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart."
- George Sand
(Related: Heart, Artist, Light, Vocation)

"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world."
- George Santayana
(Related: Dream, Artist, World)

"Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Artists, Famous, Names, Past)

"I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies, after I had a string of hits and successes, as a performer and a recording artist, that I wasn't saying anything."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Time, Artist, Saying)

"I think that it can be said of a lot of artists, and myself included, that we made the same record over and over from the beginning."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Artists, Beginning)

"I think that an artist is a bit like a computer. He receives information from the world around him and from his past and from his own experiences. And it all goes into the brain."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: Artist, Computer, Information, Past, World)

"The music is a personal expression, like art. It is something that you like doing that comes from within, and is an expression that comes from God. That is why artists are beautiful and why people who copy are not really artistic."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Music, Art, God, People, Artists, Expression)

"A movie star is not an artist, he is an art object."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Art, Artist)

"To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Life, Artist, Crime, Murder)

"I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?"
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Art, Nature, Artists)

"No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Time, Artist, Doubt, Favorite)

"Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Enthusiasm, Artist, Instinct, Sense)

"An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Life, Goal, Artist, Mind)

"All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque, just because they are men; and in this respect artists might well be regarded as man multiplied by two. So it is, was, and shall be."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Men, Artists, Man, Respect)

"What men are among the other formations of the earth, artists are among men."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Men, Artists, Earth)

"Still, the film nearly didn't happen a number of times. There were great arguments with United Artists about how to reduce the cost because they were nothing if not conscious of the price of the film."
- John Schlesinger
(Related: Arguments, Artists, Film, Nothing, United)

"No, United Artists was a very extraordinary organization, because once they had agreed on the director, they believed in letting him have his way. They trusted me, and that doesn't often happen."
- John Schlesinger
(Related: Artists, United)

"I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, there is where the artistry lies!!"
- Artur Schnabel
"Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors."
- Paul Schrader
(Related: Creativity, Artists, Therapy, Will)

"I didn't think that a career in theater was very realistic so I thought the only thing I could make money doing and still be somewhat artistic was, god help me, advertising."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Money, God, Thought, Advertising, Career, Help, Theater)

"Is an artist much more than a beggar?"
- Clara Schumann
(Related: Artist)

"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
- Robert Schumann
(Related: Men, Artist, Darkness, Duty, Light)

"The aim of the poet, or other artist, is first to make something; and it's impossible to make something out of words and not communicate."
- James Schuyler
(Related: Artist, First, Words)

"My name is Kurt Schwitters... I am an artist and I nail my pictures together."
- Kurt Schwitters
(Related: Artist, Name)

"A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those. We all may not appreciate artistic merit, but cash value is another matter."
- Paul Scofield
(Related: May, Merit, Value, Worth)

"The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists. But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the rare instances where the term fits."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: Artists)

"The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious."
- Giles Gilbert Scott
(Related: Church, Taste)

"The artists who stand out to me have a passion for what they do. There are a lot of people who can sing. It's just like when you go to church and people are singing because it sounds good, not because it feels good. There's a difference."
- Jill Scott
(Related: People, Church, Artists, Difference, Passion, Singing)

"The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine."
- John Scott
(Related: Power, Experience, Artist, Ethics, Innocence, Writer)

"To the extent that '60s guys own things, yes... but I don't have the publishing, just like most '60s guys, and that was an error, you know... part ownership in publishing was the kind of era that started a little bit later, when real businessmen started to manage artists."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Artists, Error, Ownership, Publishing)

"My intention when I came into this industry was to be a musician, not necessarily a recording artist, just a musician in general. And that's the reason I went to college and got my degree, which has been great for me. It's helped me a lot with my career."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Artist, Career, College, Intention, Reason)

"It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality, not only by singing their parts to some of his artists, but acting out the smallest details, and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Acting, Artists, Singing, Vitality, Wishes)

"I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers, as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are artists in feeling indeed, and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Artists, Devotion, Fact, Feeling, Singing)

"At the age of 80, I'm becoming a visual artist. This could be my rebirth."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: Age, Artist, Rebirth)

"One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Life, Artist)

"I am an artist first and a photographer second."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Artist, First)

"An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Artist, Nothing, Obsessions)

"I am just an artist."
- Andres Serrano
(Related: Artist)

"Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist."
- Georges Seurat
(Related: Character, Vision, Artist, Originality)

"Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Time, Work, Job, Now, Photography, Washington)

"My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words."
- Shakira
(Related: Artists, Care, Fact, Reflection, Responsibility, Songs, Words)

"Here's something pompous - you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor."
- William Shatner
(Related: Day)

"The good life is one that's artistically made."
- William Shatner
(Related: Life)