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Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches ...
by Edvard Grieg

Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights.
I only wanted...
to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home.
- Edvard Grieg

Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
- Edvard Grieg

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

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

 

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

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

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

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

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

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

Mother's interest in contemporary American artists
emerged during the 1920s.
- David Rockefeller

The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show,
write all the dialog, and decide the mood,
action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.
- Craig McCracken

At the moment, I have it planned as a six or seven year experiment,
but the books will only ever appear in bursts like
this every couple of years and only with the best quality artists.
- Mark Millar

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

Actually, I don't think there's anyone that represents the artists,
except the artists themselves.
- Isaac Hanson

Most artists think they're frauds anyway.
- John Milius

Once we start collecting, the more you have,
the more it gets valuable and that will stop us from
responding to the present and taking on new ideas what
the artists are doing now.
- David Elliott

Artists don't always know.
Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at
the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit.
I was wrong every time!
- Roy Ayers

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

There are two kinds of artists left:
those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t. - Annie Lennox

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken.
Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities,
which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
- Jasper Johns

I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff,
like I used to do a lot of.
I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to,
but I still wanna do it.
- Bootsy Collins

I will be developing artists for my new label.
The rest is in God's Hands.
- Gary Wright

As the scripts come in they are sent to the artists,
and the artists are either very busy,
or ready to start.
- Garth Ennis

Artists are very young, and say, Um,
ok,
to these industry dudes.
- Nikki Sixx

Most artists I run into aren't that thrilled with what they do anyway.
They are glad to have different versions out there
to see which one the audience likes the best.
- Wayne Coyne

Disco does work better with black artists or players.
They just feel it more.
- Giorgio Moroder

The immature artist imitates.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

It's something I've always loved doing.
I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit.
I'm there every second of every day.
That's my hands-on situation.
- Keith Urban

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

It's about finding great artists and being part of their careers.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.
- Georges Rouault

Instead of thinking that's a nice tune,
you start thinking is it the right pace,
is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists.
- Alison Moyet

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

These critics with the illusions they've created about artists -
it's like idol worship.
They only like people when they're on their way up...
I cannot be on the way up again.
- John Lennon

I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits.
- Howard Hodgkin

Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.
- Yoko Ono

Most comic scriptwriters are very bad.
The artists are good, but the writers are so bad.
- Harry Harrison

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy,
they are only half complete as artist and as man.
- James Thurber

Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them.
I have a connection, but there is no truer connection
than an artists and their own song.
- Justin Guarini

Next to the writer of real estate advertisements,
the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
- Donal Henahan

Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.
- Robert Smithson

Artists are never complete people.
But if it's art that completes them,
then what is taken away?
- Alexander Theroux

If it's stage, the two most important artists are the
actor and the playwright.
If it's film, THE most important person is the director.
The director says where the camera goes.
- Brad Dourif

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are.
I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that.
Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.
- Roy Ayers

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.
- Kemal Ataturk

Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic
instruments for storytelling.
- Ted Lange

The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
- Nick Lowe

Wynton and Christopher were really great experiences
for me because they are both very gifted artists.
- Kathleen Battle

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

The artist is an educator of artists of the future
who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected -
the best -
evolutions.
- Saul Steinberg

I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
- Gary Lucas

The best of artists has no conception that the marble
alone does not contain within itself.
- Michelangelo

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money,
but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based,
all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.
- Adam Jones

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

The more far-out artists, the better.
- Gary Wright

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic
force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
- Honore de Balzac

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
- Adrian Belew

Well, I worked with lots of different artists,
of course.
- Skitch Henderson

The nice thing about the world that I've been able
to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom.
Not all artists really get that.
- Brad Paisley

All the things we have to remember, and I've mentioned this before,
is that we're all artists.
- Terrence Howard

We showed the industry that female artists could attract
the same audiences as the big male stars.
- Sarah McLachlan

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of
us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that
it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies

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

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

I'm interested in how artists and writers do this,
using art as therapy.
Escaping into the worlds we create.
We're all victims and few of us are truly free.
- David Lloyd

Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating
a problem for artists in the music community.
- Hilary Rosen

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit
more curiosity than some,
and went seeking out the original artists,
or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s.
Their music was developed by the record companies.
- Gary Wright


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