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John Cassavetes Quotes and Sayings

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As an artist, I feel that we must try many things -
but above all we must dare to fail.
- John Cassavetes

You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.
- John Cassavetes

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative,
you're keeping the man-child alive.
- John Cassavetes

The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself,
to express what you have to.
As an artist, I feel that we must try many things -
but above all we must dare to fail.
You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.
- John Cassavetes

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent;
there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
- Gloria Swanson

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

The man who throws a bomb is an artist,
because he prefers a great moment to everything.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write,
but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say,
'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part.
- John Glover

The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
- Herbert Read

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are
a further expression of that.
But I don't think there is an active,
ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
- Leonard Baskin

The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art,
but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
- Harold Rosenberg

I've always wanted to be a real universal artist,
one that every type of audience could relate to.
- Bryan White

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

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

I am just an artist.
- Andres Serrano

One of the things that makes Wittgenstein a real artist
to me is that he realized that no conclusion could
be more horrible than solipsism.
- David Foster Wallace

Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist.
- Agnes Varda

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the
power of conception the artist has acquired.
- Gustave Courbet

In life we try to grow and better ourselves.
As an artist, I feel like I've grown tremendously.
- Pras Michel

I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom,
and instead study the way the influence is transformed,
in other words: how the artist made it his own.
- Lukas Foss

It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband.
- Jeanette Winterson

One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations.
- Isaac Hanson

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
- Robert Hughes

You can never tell when an artist really will take
up someone's work and work with it happily.
- Peter Porter

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

Overall my race hasn't been a problem.
I'm a Black artist with White skin.
At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul.
- Teena Marie

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

The concept that an artist would be revered by popular
culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
- Thomas Kinkade

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

I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful
in history at representing the Latin culture.
The stylings of my words are immodest,
but it's the truth.
- Julio Iglesias

Folk rock was my real roots.
I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons

It took a bit of talking through administrative people,
but only once did an attorney try and get in the way
of the process and say their artist couldn't do it.
- Jules Shear


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