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Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. ...
by Al Hirschfeld

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.
- Al Hirschfeld

Life isn't a science.
We make it up as we go.
- Al Hirschfeld

You always feel the drawing you are working on is the best you've ever done...
I am only interested in the present.
- Al Hirschfeld

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

 

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

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Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger.
About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck,
and They Might Be Giants.
- Greg Egan

Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem.
- Robert Smithson

The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera,
but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes
a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
- Francois Truffaut

I'm a big fan of '70s records where artists could draw
on whatever influences they wanted.
- Deana Carter

I do greatly admire Australian artists.
- Jeffrey Archer

Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists,
as independent characters.
- Jack Levine

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art,
but I think it's quite relevant.
Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg

It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs,
it's about paying tribute to them.
- Etta James

Negroes at last were on Broadway, and there to stay.
We were artists and we were going a long way.
- Will M. Cook

Great artists suffer for the people.
- Marvin Gaye

The artist is something of an outsider in America.
I have always felt that America does not value its artists,
certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
- Carlisle Floyd

I don't think artists are made, I think they're born.
- Don Van Vliet

The notion of making money by popular work,
and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar
of all the devil's traps for artists.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali -
someone who actually creates a sound for them.
- Jerry Harrison

Competitions are for horses, not artists.
- Bela Bartok

I think that it can be said of a lot of artists,
and myself included, that we made the same record over
and over from the beginning.
- Boz Scaggs

I think that most artists are leaning towards fragile idiots.
- Josh Silver

Artists usually don't make all that much money,
and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the
money rather than due to it.
- Linus Torvalds

Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography.
I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs.
And I've been writing songs for other artists.
- Paula Abdul

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear
of retribution or damage to their careers.
- Ron Silver

James Brown was one of the first artists who found
four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through,
and then he just added to it vocally.
- Brian Austin Green

Lately I've been a workaholic.
I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.
- Duncan Sheik

All artists are now free to express their own personality.
- Maurice Denis

I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists.
- Estelle Parsons

All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists
and dancers and singers and poets.
All that gets buried, basically through being educated,
or brainwashed.
- William Wiley

Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and a lot of American
artists were my greatest influences.
- Gordon Waller

We, the artists, make the stuff they sell and they're like ticks on our backs,
sucking the life out of us.
- Malcolm Wilson

When the civil rights battle was won,
all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class
white people and all the blacks were still poor.
Materially, not much changed.
- Jonathan Lethem

Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door;
it's building your own.
- Brian Celio

I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt
they could justifiably continue to create.
- Norman Granz

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature.
But they are always works of art.
Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?
- Egon Schiele

My sisters were going out with artists and poets,
and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
- Luc Ferrari

The deals that were made for Black artists at that
time were not the deals that were made for white artists.
- Solomon Burke

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

Independent artists and labels have always been the
trend setters in music and the music business.
- Shawn Fanning

I think this is true for all artists.
My senses are very important to me.
- Sharon Olds

Some artists want to confront.
Some want to invoke thought.
They're all necessary and they're all valid.
- Maya Lin

Many jazz artists go to L.A.
seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.
- Sonny Rollins

I hope we can be consummate artists as women or revolutionaries,
or whatever women want to be, and also have love,
not only for ourselves but from a partner.
- Laura Dern

I've always liked the minds of criminals,
they seem similar to artists.
- Richard Linklater

When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time,
I had a very polished, very overproduced sound.
- Taylor Dayne

Context begins with other artists - seniors and mentors.
- Kenneth Noland

I've always gotten along best with artists.
- Jerry Hall

Artists who write songs...
what they're going through usually comes through in their music.
- Terri Clark

I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.
- John Zorn

I would hope they would be our fellow artists,
rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.
- Maynard James Keenan

From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed
to artists in their sleep and in dreams,
so that at all times they ardently desired them.
- Paracelsus

There has never been any proper commitment to marketing
these artists and their music.
We are not Sony.
- Eddy Grant

I don't think that artists of any kind would or could
sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible
with their influence on people,
especially young people.
- Christy Turlington

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
- Cesare Pavese

The Constitution wanted artists to have control over
their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works.
That is clearly still the goal.
- Hilary Rosen

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational.
I suppose the question is directed to what was the
reason why I went into fantasy illustration.
- Boris Vallejo

You know, I feel sorry for the young artists.
- Waylon Jennings

I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types.
- Spencer Dryden

For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs -
like most variety artists.
But the straight actor believes you fix your performance
in rehearsal and that's it.
- Ron Moody

I think it's pretentious to create art just for the
sake of stroking the artists ego.
- Lou Reed

I love music and musicians.
And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really
frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette

Some people are really drawn to technology and I liken them to artists.
- Mitchell Baker

When artists make art, they shouldn't question whether
it is permissible to do one thing or another.
- Sol LeWitt

But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were
difficult for me to talk to.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.
- Robert Mapplethorpe


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