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Artist Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Artist are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The modern artist...
is working and expressing an inner world -
in other words -
expressing the energy,
the motion, and other inner forces.
- Jackson Pollock

An artist has every right - one may even say a duty -
to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
- Jacques Barzun

Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism,
and I was there from the very first day.
- Smokey Robinson

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist
there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
- Bill Griffith

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

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

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

But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do,
I am indeed a Jewish artist.
- Theodore Bikel

What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
- Igor Stravinsky

There is only one position for an artist anywhere;
and that is upright.
- Dylan Thomas

I started crying, because there's nothing like hearing
that the artist who originally did the song likes your version.
- Kelly Rowland

Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.
- Larry Wall

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

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

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

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We lived on a farm in the English countryside,
where we wrote a lot of our music.
You really were treated like an artist during those days-not like product,
which is now the mode.
- Gary Wright

I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.
- Courtney Love

I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.
- Terri Windling

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

Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
- Novalis

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

But I really want to be an artist, so therefore I have
to live a little bit like a monk.
- John Lone

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

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

To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel -
not the way others think you should feel.
- Don Ellis

Yeah, I really like being alive.
But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist.
- John Frusciante

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

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord.
Interpret nature and you are an artist.
- Jacques Lipchitz

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

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
- Lionel Trilling

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

Did any artist ever bring more pure joy to more people than Fred Astaire?
- Jack Kroll


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