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Richard Wright Quotes and Sayings

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The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
- Richard Wright

Men simply copied the realities of their hearts when they built prisons.
- Richard Wright

It's becoming very much like 1979 again.
- Richard Wright

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience.
Now it surged up again and I hungered for books,
new ways of looking and seeing.
- Richard Wright

 

Don't leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.
- Richard Wright

I'd like to see the bay cleaned up before I die.
- Richard Wright

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much
as they can from a lack of bread.
- Richard Wright

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I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo,
and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly,
I would send other words to tell, to march,
to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.
- Richard Wright

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

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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position of the artist if humble.
He is essentially a channel.
- Piet Mondrian

As both a fine artist and a graphic designer,
I specialize in the visual presentation of words.
- John Langdon

My life is as an artist, not an entertainer.
I don't consider myself an entertainer,
but I can do that thing when I want to.
- Dan Fogelberg

A movie star is not an artist, he is an art object.
- Richard Schickel

Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative.
It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.
- Marshall McLuhan

In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist.
Fitzgerald was the great example of that.
- Irwin Shaw

An artist must never be a prisoner.
Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself,
prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation,
prisoner of success, etc.
- Henri Matisse

Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism,
and I was there from the very first day.
- Smokey Robinson

I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage.
I enjoy that.
I'm a messenger.
- Jeff Koons

Frost is the greatest artist in our clime -
he paints in nature and describes in rime.
- Thomas Hood

Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if
he is any sort of artist.
- Lawrence Durrell

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
- George Sand

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy;
only the artist,
the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
- Willa Cather

An artist's sphere of influence is the world.
- Carl Maria von Weber

I am an artist and a political being as well.
- Robin Morgan

I suppose an artist takes the elements of his life
and rearranges them and then has them perceived by
others as though they were the elements of their lives.
- Paul Simon

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than
that because he knows that the only truly creative
musician is the jazz musician.
- Buddy Rich

One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist.
- Michael Bolton

People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool,
brooding artist.
But I'm just having fun with it.
- Lenny Kravitz

There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley.
It's totally impossible.
- Wyclef Jean

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
- David Herbert Lawrence

An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions,
and I have mine.
- Andres Serrano

Being beautiful can be a curse, especially if you want
to be an artist and create.
- Juliette Lewis

In order for the artist to have a world to express
he must first be situated in this world,
oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious,
a man among men.
- Charles Baudelaire

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities,
like a factory that turns our refrigerators.
- Sol LeWitt

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois


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