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The artist finds, that the more he can confine his
by Adam Ferguson

The artist finds, that the more he can confine his
attention to a particular part of any work,
his productions are the more perfect,
and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.
- Adam Ferguson

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
- Adam Ferguson

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights,
the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
- Adam Ferguson

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period,
and from every quarter brings an intimation that human
affairs have had a beginning.
- Adam Ferguson

 

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and
blow whither soever they list,
the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin.
They arise before the date of philosophy,
from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
- Adam Ferguson

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,
because it is his natural characteristic,
so the artist works.
- Alma Gluck

A work of art is one through which the consciousness
of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone
who is prepared to receive them.
There is no such thing as bad art.
- Muriel Rukeyser

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is
first their sensibility and tenderness;
second,
their imagination, and third, their industry.
- Salman Rushdie

All my life as an artist I have asked myself:
What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer.
art is an action against death.
It is a denial of death.
- Jacques Lipchitz

What the artist owes the world is his work;
not a model for living.
- Harry Crews

I only really started to go to plays and to be interested
in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded.
I think I'm more disciplined today.
- Pete Townshend

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious,
uninterrupted conversation with his public.
- Maurice Chevalier

I didn't want to be an artist.
- Carole King

Fred Astaire is my hero.
I love him because he was willing to kill himself to
make his art look effortless.
And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person.
- Connie Willis

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

You have to write badly to write at all.
If it's crappy, I will rewrite it later.
But it will be mine.
You can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself.
- Kathy Mattea

Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked,
being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
- Holly Near

Ah!
My Lord!
now I understand, Oh, yes!
What a voice!
What an artist!
I understand all!
- Landon Ronald

Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion,
let the artist be truly taciturn.
- Paul Klee

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

I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
- Orson Welles

Computer technology is so built into our lives that
it's part of the surround of every artist.
- Steven Levy

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

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

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

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

Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs,
I figured I had enough credits on it already.
- Cy Coleman

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 most important thing for anyone,
I think,
is to be engaged, whether you're an artist or a journalist
is to be engaged in the process at some level.
- Billy Bragg

A great artist is never poor.
- Isak Dinesen

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

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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