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Auguste Renoir Quotes and Sayings

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An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself,
and listen only to his real master: Nature.
- Auguste Renoir

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 PHOTO

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any musician who can stop may be a musician,
but they're no artist.
If it's in your blood, it can't stop flowing.
- Paul Westerberg

The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are
attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant.
- Julien Benda

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years
never took himself seriously as an artist.
- Bill Griffith

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead
of being an artist that had made a couple of short films,
I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
- Bruce Conner

I don't think you should categorize yourself as an artist.
- Laura Nyro

I am isolated as an artist, not as a person.
- Howard Hodgkin

Chet loved artists.
He did.
But he was caught up in the system.
He had two hats.
He had to have 'em because he did two things:
he was an artist,
and he was an executive.
- Waylon Jennings

I try to keep my ear to the streets without sacrificing who I am as an artist.
If a song needs a drum machine I'll use a drum machine.
If it needs a drummer, I'll use a real drummer.
- Teena Marie

It used to be that you'd have a song recorded by a
major country artist and if it was a hit,
you could buy a car.
Now you can buy a dealership.
- Tom T. Hall

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

As an artist, program directors always want to put you in a little box.
- Angie Stone

To restrict the artist is a crime.
It is to murder germinating life.
- Egon Schiele

I tell my friends about my conversations with my father -
conversations with an artist.
- Ray Conniff

I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point.
- Peabo Bryson

Experience is the best teacher of all.
And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist.
Only the journey matters.
- Harry Callahan

I am not a black artist, I am an artist.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist,
for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings,
not in thoughts.
- Walker Evans

As I say, I as an abstract artist was active politically.
- Lee Krasner

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

When I was an art student in the early 60's before
the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
- Bill Griffith

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that
no artist can create one by a simple act of will but
must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
- W. H. Auden

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist,
as it is the easiest for a journalist.
- W. H. Auden

This is the artist, then, life's hungry man,
the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser,
glory's slave.
- Tom Wolfe

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
- Lionel Trilling

Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
- Novalis

Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea.
A good artist does not need anything.
- Ad Reinhardt

I like the idea of the artist going out in the world,
creating a dialogue.
- James De La Vega

I didn't really think about becoming a professional
artist until high school,
when I realized that everything else required too much math.
- Phil Foglio

The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.
- Wassily Kandinsky

Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.
- Larry Wall

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

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


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