Quotes and Sayings about Artists



"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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 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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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 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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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'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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

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

"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 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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Great artists have no country."
- Alfred de Musset
(Related: Artists, Country)

"A lot of artists say, I'm not political. People are afraid of this word."
- Holly Near
(Related: People, Artists, Word)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: God, Talent, Artists)

"I think this is true for all artists. My senses are very important to me."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Artists, Senses)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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 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)

"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)

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Artist, Artists, Children)

"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Artists)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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've tried to help a lot of young artists get started."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artists, Help)

"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)

"My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!"
- Johnny Ramone
(Related: Artists, Favorite)

"But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Artists, Talk)

"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)

"I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Art, Artists, Ego)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Men, Work, Artists, Pleasure)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artists, Blind)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Lately I've been a workaholic. I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Time, Artists)

"It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles."
- Brooke Shields
(Related: Mom, Artists, World)

"Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine."
- John Shirley
(Related: Nature, People, Artists, Writers)

"People might say I'm difficult, but did you ever hear anyone describe a label as 'difficult'? By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Power, Nature, People, Artists, Challenge, Reflection)

"I think that most artists are leaning towards fragile idiots."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Artists, Idiots)

"Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Truth, Fear, Artists, Careers, Public)

"My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: Business, Artists, Beginning, Culture, World)

"When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz."
- Joe Simon
(Related: Work, American, Americans, Artists, Jazz, Writing)

"I think the great artists, especially in literature, have always thought with the heart."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Thought, Heart, Artists, Literature)

"Artists are very young, and say, Um, ok, to these industry dudes."
- Nikki Sixx
(Related: Artists)

"The industry is a menace to artists."
- Nikki Sixx
(Related: Artists)

"The difference between me and the newer artists is that I have the history with the architects, the masters that started the music. I know where the music came from."
- Ricky Skaggs
(Related: History, Music, Artists, Difference)

"Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Actors, America, Artists, Challenge, Country, May, Will, Writers)

"The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Money, Work, Artists, Devil, Popular)

"The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Artists, Communication, Hollywood)

"An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Artist, Artists, May)

"Artists are traditionally resistant to labels."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Artists)

"Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Artists)

"Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Artists)

"Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got a hold of them. As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison that is out of their control."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Control, Artists, End, Fact, Prison, Result)

"Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Artists, Mistakes)

"At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity."
- Marla Sokoloff
(Related: Time, Opportunity, American, Artists, Now, Options)

"There are different kinds of artists and very often, I'll be very frank with you, I wish I were a different kind."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Artists)

"I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Love, Power, People, Artists, Singing)

"I had a very unusual contract. Most artists actually pay for their record dates and it comes out of their royalties. I paid for nothing."
- Jo Stafford
(Related: Artists, Nothing)

"Now, there are people that are Christian artists, because they have a purpose to be evangelical for Christ. I don't feel I've been called to that yet. Now, that could change. There's no telling what kind of call God will put on my life."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Life, Change, God, People, Purpose, Christian, Artists, Now, Will)

"Most artists come in and out of the country, they stay may be 2 weeks - or a month max and then they leave."
- Edwin Starr
(Related: Artists, Country, May)

"I helped found Artists for New South Africa, but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa. Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this."
- Mary Steenburgen
(Related: Artists)

"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Artist, Artists, Mind, Spirit, Teaching)

"The artist is an educator of artists of the future who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected - the best - evolutions."
- Saul Steinberg
(Related: Artist, Artists, Future, Understanding)

"I'd love to break America, like all artists do. It's a lot of work but, you know, it's got to be done!"
- Rachel Stevens
(Related: Love, Work, America, Artists)

"Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Artists)

"Many people think voice over artists just read, there's much more to it. Without acting beats, scene study and improving skills, you won't make it."
- Tara Strong
(Related: People, Acting, Artists, Study, Voice)

"I have a private press. I'm a book artist. I publish books of other authors and artists. I do the illustrating. I set the type. I print it myself on my press. I do everything but bind it."
- Gloria Stuart
(Related: Artist, Artists, Books, Press)

"You know, Simon he's an artist representative, but Randy and Paula actually were in the industry as artists so they had, you know, the information that they offered to us from their aspect."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Artist, Artists, Information)

"All of them had so much to offer us as far as, you know, knowledge in the music industry, and especially Randy and Paula because, you know, they've been artists."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Artists)

"I like to work with artists who are as wide in their musical taste as I am."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Work, Artists, Taste)

"People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don't get approached often enough."
- David Sylvian
(Related: People, Artists, Being, Musicians, Projects)

"Everything we do helps the new artists in the long run."
- Ice T
(Related: Artists)

"My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists, a lot of their friends."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Artists, Friends, Parents)

"I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods."
- Yves Tanguy
(Related: Art, Artists, Gain, Ideology, Opinions)

"Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Life, Sympathy, Heart, Appreciation, Artists)

"Artists are never complete people. But if it's art that completes them, then what is taken away?"
- Alexander Theroux
(Related: Art, People, Artists)

"Well, first of all it's entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Artists, Entertainment, First, Thinking)

"Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man."
- James Thurber
(Related: Artist, Artists, Man)

"The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth."
- James Thurber
(Related: Humor, Artists, Nation, Writers)

"Artists usually don't make all that much money, and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the money rather than due to it."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Money, Artists)

"Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Artists)

"The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Artist, Artists)

"The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure."
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: Adventure, Artists, Film, Tomorrow, Will)

"I don't think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Artists, Being, Freedom, Influence)

"They would come down in Mississippi, they hired me as a talent scout. And I would go all over Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and find out different artists for them."
- Ike Turner
(Related: Talent, Artists)

"The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all."
- John Updike
(Related: Artists, Content, Excess, Obsessions, Rest, Risk)

"It's something I've always loved doing. I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit. I'm there every second of every day. That's my hands-on situation."
- Keith Urban
(Related: Artists, Day)

"There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration."
- Boris Vallejo
(Related: Inspirational, Artists, Fantasy, Question, Reason)

"I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Artists, Intimacy)

"We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Life, Love, Artists, Boys, Emotion, Kings, World)

"But some great records are are being made with today's technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Technology, Artists, Being, Today)

"I don't think artists are made, I think they're born."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Artists)

"Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and a lot of American artists were my greatest influences."
- Gordon Waller
(Related: American, Artists, Brothers)

"Things have changed a great deal since the days of Mr. Mayer. The studios no longer control, as they did in those days, artists or directors or producers, as the case may be."
- Lew Wasserman
(Related: Control, Artists, May)

"Back in the 60s, San Francisco artists lived in communes."
- Gedde Watanabe
(Related: Artists)

"I always make this joke that I know you were expecting to see the big skirts and the hoops. But that was a long time ago. Artists aren't always seen as real people. If you start out as a teenager, sometimes people want to keep you locked as that. But I'm a woman now."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Time, People, Artists, Now, Want, Woman)

"For Scary Movie 2, we had a due date and had to work fast. And though there's a lot of pressure, as artists, we just block it out. So really, the pressure comes from us. That's how the first movie happened. There was no outside pressure: we wanted to hit the audience hard."
- Shawn Wayans
(Related: Work, Artists, First, Pressure)

"I like working closely with artists. I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction - the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters."
- Margaret Weis
(Related: Science, Artists, Fantasy, Fiction)

"The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: People, Artists, Minority, Support)

"I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill."
- Bryan White
(Related: Music, Heart, Artists, Country, Country music, Guitar)

"What is nice about country music today is that most artists are not trying to do something everybody else is doing. They really are trying to develop their own uniqueness."
- Bryan White
(Related: Music, Artists, Country, Country music, Today, Trying, Uniqueness)

"All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed."
- William Wiley
(Related: Artists, Being, Kids, Poets, Pretty, School)

"I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it's the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it's been sold I actually still have it, just in another form."
- Kit Williams
(Related: Work, Artists, Parting)

"I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I'm constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn't that what's important?"
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Work, Artists, Being, Fans, Songs)

"Month after month, Wizard Academy equips people who want to make a difference. This is why journalists and scientists and artists and educators and business owners and advertising professionals and ministers are attracted to our little school."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Business, People, Advertising, Artists, Difference, professionals, School, Scientists, Want)

"They consistently hobble artists' in the name of selling more units then are surprised when the fans don't buy the lukewarm music this produces. So they then drop the artist."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Music, Selling, Artist, Artists, Fans, Name)

"Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Music, Poetry, Answers, Artists, Prose, Questions, Saying)

"We, the artists, make the stuff they sell and they're like ticks on our backs, sucking the life out of us."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Life, Artists)

"So I guess the complete lack of any new developments is what struck me. That and the fact that much of the good we had done for the artists' side of the industry with G.O.D. had been just as quickly undone by the big boys."
- Mike Wilson
(Related: Artists, Boys, Fact)

"Art and money are closely related. Try sitting down with a group of artists and ask them what's on their mind. Very quickly the topic shifts to money. And it can be very hard to get them off that subject."
- Dave Winer
(Related: Art, Money, Artists, Mind)

"In general, I don't feel artists should need producers."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Artists)

"The best artists are gone now."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Artists, Now)

"But I just love that music scene so much, and I enjoy really being around those artists and watching them even more than I do performing, because they are a whole group of people that do it because they love music."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Love, Music, People, Artists, Being)

"And I hate to see artists who are real safe. I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Love, Artists, Hate)

"I will be developing artists for my new label. The rest is in God's Hands."
- Gary Wright
(Related: God, Artists, Rest, Will)

"I'm developing artists for my new record label, my son's band, Intangible, being one of them."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Son, Artists, Being)

"Artists were nurtured back in the '70s. Their music was developed by the record companies."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Music, Artists)

"The more far-out artists, the better."
- Gary Wright
(Related: Artists)

"Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that's the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Artists, Individualism, Nations, Want, World)

"Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing - then a work of art may happen."
- Andrew Wyeth
(Related: Art, Work, Artists, Forget, May, Today)

"One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Art, Music, People, Artists, Freedom, Future, Politicians)

"So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists are able to step away from the power of the media and the way it controls things, and go on doing their own things."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Power, Artists, Media)

"Coming from Britain, I was terrified of meeting all these other artists, because artists over there tend to fight with each other a lot, the premise being that there's not enough room for everybody."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Artists, Being, Fight, Meeting)

"I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages."
- John Zorn
(Related: Artists)