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The artist's world is limitless.
by Paul Strand

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

Related topics: Art

It is one thing to photograph people.
It is another to make others care about them by revealing
the core of their humanness.
- Paul Strand

Your photography is a record of your living,
for anyone who really sees.
- Paul Strand

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star.
- Patti Smith

The artist is not responsible to any one.
His social role is asocial...
his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does.
- Georg Baselitz

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 just want to make one really good movie a year.
And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist.
- Milla Jovovich

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

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that
very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

I am an artist.
The track is my canvas, and the car is my brush.
- Graham Hill

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing
and the vision peculiar to each artist.
- Georges Seurat

I guess I've always liked the idea of being an artist.
- Larry Rivers

I hadn't been a recording artist all that long when
albums came on the scene,
and I was one of the first singers to point the way
to how varied an album's contents could be.
- Mel Torme

An artist must be a reactionary.
He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
- Andre Maurois

The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is,
unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable.
- Carroll O'Connor

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

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the
personality and temperament of the artist.
- Hans Hofmann

A great chef is an artist that I truly respect.
- Robert Stack

I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who
would make a contribution to art history.
- Judy Chicago

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out,
giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form,
in which medium.
- Henry Rollins

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers
in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's
performance on whether or not they had a good seat?
- Al Yankovic

I come from a family of business people,
but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
- Dick Bruna

I'm such a lover of music that it would be very hard
for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.
- Bobby Sherman

The aim of the poet, or other artist,
is first to make something; and it's impossible to
make something out of words and not communicate.
- James Schuyler

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

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

Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative.
It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.
- Marshall McLuhan

Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as
an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.
- David Amram

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

The thing to judge in any jazz artist is,
does the man project and does he have ideas.
- Miles Davis

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
- Paul Cezanne

Art and works of art do not make an artist;
sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes,
certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
- Bridget Riley

All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt -
you know,
I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff -
has begun to seem really important.
- Rick Moody


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