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Paul Strand Quotes and Sayings

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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 PHOTO

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.
- Vladimir Kramnik

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like
an incurable disease which causes him endless torment
but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
- Georges Rouault

I was always confident in my art and in myself as an artist.
- Kim Weston

As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.
- Charlton Heston

I decided on the spot that I would be an artist,
and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

In Italy the artist is a god.
Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
- Josef Albers

I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make
something and tries to be an artist -
I'm happy to see the work.
- Laurie Anderson

It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think
his medium is limiting him,
and I think we all recognize this.
- Steve Albini

Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
- Franz Liszt

Never trust the artist.
Trust the tale.
The proper function of the critic is to save the tale
from the artist who created it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

I think that an artist is a bit like a computer.
He receives information from the world around him and
from his past and from his own experiences.
And it all goes into the brain.
- Gerald Scarfe

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work,
but in the excellence of the work he produces.
- Thomas Aquinas

Never read bad stuff if you're an artist;
it will impair your own game.
- James Lee Burke

The role of art in society differs for every artist.
- Maya Lin

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor
who is not limited by the body,
only by his ability and, perhaps, experience.
- Marc Davis

I've just begun to dare to think I perhaps am a bit of an artist.
- David Lean

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels
at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.
- Berthold Auerbach

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful,
because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth,
read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
- Auguste Rodin

Think of an economy where people could be an artist
or a photographer or a writer without worrying about
keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
- Nancy Pelosi

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

On the first season of our show, I commissioned a Native
American artist to make up,
'cause I'm known for the tomahawk, besides the hair
and the leather outfit and the whole thing.
- Joe Lando

The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly
simple to discover what has not yet been done,
and to do it.
- Craig Raine

Once in his lifetime every artist feels the hand of
God and creates something that comes alive.
- Crane Wilbur

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

Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking
a plant to discuss horticulture.
- Jean Cocteau

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

Being an artist is a very long game.
It is not a 10-year game.
I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80.
- Anish Kapoor

I feel like I have the greatest life an artist could dream of.
- Tommy Shaw

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
- Nat King Cole

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme
force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist
is making a conscious choice to compromise his music,
to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns


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