Artist Quotes And Sayings


Artist Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of artist quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“A lot of artists have really been supportive over the years.”
– Al Yankovic

“As much as people are griping about the Internet taking sales away from artists, it’s been a huge promotional tool for me.”
– Al Yankovic

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
Albert Einstein

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”
– Albert Einstein

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
– Albert Einstein

“I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.”
– Alexander McQueen

“It seems that our politicians see the world in black and white, so why not our artists? Did Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ have to be in black and white? No. But is it fantastic that it was? To see New York like that? Yes!”
– Alexander Payne

“Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.”
– Alice Walker

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
– Anaïs Nin

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

“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.”
– Andy Warhol

“Art is what you can get away with.”
– Andy Warhol

“As artists, we like night more than day sometimes.”
– Ang Lee

“Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn’t seem fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.”
– Ani DiFranco

“Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.
– Anish Kapoor

“There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won’t.”
– Annie Lennox

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
– Ansel Adams

“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”
– Anton Chekhov

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
– Auguste Rodin

“True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.”
– Auguste Rodin

“Competitions are for horses, not artists.”
– Bela Bartok

“I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.”
– Billy Joel

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
– Bob Ross

“Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.”
– Bruce Lee

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
– C.S. Lewis

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance”
– Calvin

“It’s high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell’s soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.
– Camille Paglia

“Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.”
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
– Chuck Klosterman

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”
– Clive Barker

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”

“The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it.”
– Craig Raine

“The art world can be very intimidating because it’s just so vast. You talk to people who are really clued in to all the young artists and coming into it you’re never going to be able to catch up immediately, even though there’s pressure to.”
– Daniel Radcliffe

“Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community.”
– David Byrne

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