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Funny Artist Quotes
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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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion,
which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed
so that a hundred years later,
when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner

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

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

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

The lifestyle that an artist can have,
the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines,
was a very attractive one.
- John Dyer

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad
manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
- Walt Whitman

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money,
the patron then makes himself equal to the artist;
he is building art into the world; he creates.
- Ezra Pound

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

To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought,
this - and only this - is to be an artist.
- Jacques-Louis David

You have a right to your opinion about the work that you're doing.
An artist is as equally important as the director.
If you believe that, you can work in any circumstances.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries
with terror before being defeated.
- Charles Baudelaire

The role of art in society differs for every artist.
- Maya Lin

A revised schedule is to business what a new season
is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist.
Then I started working with another solo artist,
Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!
- Andy Taylor

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

Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if
he is any sort of artist.
- Lawrence Durrell

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

Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood,
he ceases being an artist.
- Ned Rorem

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against
the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
- Norman Mailer

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist
puts order into it is a very absurd point of view,
I think.
All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
- Willem de Kooning

The only thing an artist has to remember is to never
lose faith in his vision.
- James Lee Burke

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

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

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

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that
no artist can create one by a simple act of will but
must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
- W. H. Auden

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

Any artist that's involved in their work is inevitably
going to have a focus in what they do.
- Jock Sturges

Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
- Franz Liszt

In Italy the artist is a god.
Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
- Josef Albers

Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist.
- Agnes Varda

Pain is such an important thing in life.
I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
- Naomi Watts

Whether you are sixteen or over sixty,
remember, understatement is the rule of a fine makeup artist.
- Helena Rubinstein

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


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