Artist Quotes

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist

- Francis of Assisi

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Artists do not need monuments erected for them because their works are their monuments.

- Antonio Gaudi

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You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.

- Nina Simone

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Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow her to shine.

- Marco Pierre White

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All artists are constantly looking for something and they don't always know what.

- Jacob Lawrence

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It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.

- Claude Monet

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An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself.

- Ludwig van Beethoven

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Beware of artists, they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous.

- Queen Victoria

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The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.

- Oscar Wilde

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Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select--doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief, and, yes, even beggarman and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. I am going beyond my facts and I admit it, but so have the advocates of the contrary and they have been doing it for many thousands of years.

- John B. Watson

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An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.

- Langston Hughes

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A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.

- Salvador Dali

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No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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To be an artist, one must . . . never shirk from the truth as he understands it, never withdraw from life

- Diego Rivera

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Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.

- Dr. Dre

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The rôle of the artist is that of a soldier of the revolution.

- Diego Rivera

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People ask me if I'm an artist or an architect. But I think they're the same.

- Frank Gehry

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You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what's wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever's in them rises to the surface in free play.

- Erik Erikson

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People might look at you a bit funny, but it's okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different.

- Bob Ross

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You bring to a painting your own experience.

- Jacob Lawrence

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The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later.

- Joan Miro

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In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

- Toni Morrison

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As an artist I have always tried to be faithful to my vision of life, and I have frequently been in conflict with those who wanted me to paint not what I saw but what they wished me to see.

- Diego Rivera

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There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.

- Pablo Picasso

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The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you're making a mistake but let you go on with it, that's when it ruins your mind state as an artist.

- Kendrick Lamar

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Be your own artist, and always be confident in what youre doing. If youre not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.

- Aretha Franklin

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When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself.

- Leonard Cohen

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Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It's the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.

- Mia Kirshner

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A great artist has to be ready to fail.

- Marina Abramovic

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The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind.

- Marina Abramovic

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My favorite artist in the world is Michael Jackson, and he revolutionized the music video aspect of music.

- Chance the Rapper

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Greek architecture taught me that the column is where the light is not, and the space between is where the light is. It is a matter of no-light, light, no-light, light. A column and a column brings light between them. To make a column which grows out of the wall and which makes its own rhythm of no-light, light, no-light, light: that is the marvel of the artist.

- Louis Kahn

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The biggest gift I received as a martial artist is without a question the capacity to be in peace.

- Rickson Gracie

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Every harlot was a virgin once.

- William Blake

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A great chef is an artist that I truly respect.

- Robert Stack

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Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist; shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance.

- Gabrielle Roth

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Never lose yourself on the stage. Always act in your own person, as an artist. The moment you lose yourself on the stage marks the departure from truly living your part and the beginning of exaggerated false acting. Therefore, no matter how much you act, how many parts you take, you should never allow yourself any exception to the rule of using your own feelings. To break that rule is the equivalent of killing the person you are portraying, because you deprive him of a palpitating, living, human soul, which is the real source of life for a part.

- Constantin Stanislavski

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Every human being is an artist

- Joseph Beuys

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It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.

- Romain Rolland

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The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.

- Arthur Erickson

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The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist!

- Auguste Rodin

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The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.

- Christian Dior

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Just because I'm an artist doesn't mean I should be treated differently.

- Melanie Martinez

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In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece

- Kai Greene

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Your thoughts are like the artist's brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.

- Sydney Banks

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Great art picks up where nature ends.

- Marc Chagall

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All true artists, bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation.

- Michael Chekhov

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You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I'm wearing Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I'm obsessed with being different.

- ASAP Rocky

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Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s anchor. We are the compass for humanity’s conscience.

- Harry Belafonte

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Writing graffiti is about the most honest way you can be an artist. It takes no money to do it, you don't need an education to understand it, and there's no admission fee.

- Banksy

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