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The artist is the confidant of nature,
by Auguste Rodin

The artist is the confidant of nature,
flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful
bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted
nuances of their blossoms.
Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
- Auguste Rodin

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
- Auguste Rodin

 

Nobody does good to men with impunity.
- Auguste Rodin

The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls,
and it is impossible to say that in some among them,
drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
- Auguste Rodin

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

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To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
- Auguste Rodin

I invent nothing, I rediscover.
- Auguste Rodin

Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history;
it is eternal,
and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.
- Auguste Rodin

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about.
He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
- Auguste Rodin

The artist must create a spark before he can make a
fire and before art is born,
the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- Auguste Rodin

Art is contemplation.
It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into
nature and which there divines the spirit of which
nature herself is animated.
- Auguste Rodin

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful,
because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth,
read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
- Auguste Rodin

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her,
without reserve, she lends them to us;
she shows us these forms,
which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence
does not understand or suspect.
- Auguste Rodin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult.
- Alan Bean

I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist.
We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our
own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit.
- William Bell

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

You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage.
- Herb Alpert

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like
an incurable disease which causes him endless torment
but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
- Georges Rouault

A half dozen pictures would just about be enough for the life of an artist,
for my life.
- Giorgio Morandi

Once an artist explores the vast variety of tools and
features available on the great programs,
we're hooked.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

The artist, like the God of the creation,
remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork,
invisible, refined out of existence,
indifferent,
paring his fingernails.
- James Joyce

I don't know what makes someone hip.
The goal is artist achievement and the best work we
can do with no limitation.
- Rick Rubin

The first time I sang with David Daniels...
I had never performed with a countertenor before.
That first time was magic, it was so beautiful.
And he's such a great artist.
- Cecilia Bartoli

So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality
of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining
and successful financially.
- Antoine Fuqua

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom,
and instead study the way the influence is transformed,
in other words: how the artist made it his own.
- Lukas Foss

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
- George Sand

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every
thought the greatest artist has.
- Michelangelo

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

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

The modern artist is working with space and time,
and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
- Jackson Pollock


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