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Van Cliburn Quotes and Sayings

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An artist can be truly evaluated only after he is dead.
At the very 11th hour, he might do something that will eclipse everything else.
- Van Cliburn

I'm not a success, I'm a sensation.
- Van Cliburn

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist.
I mean, I really do just write and record what interests
me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.
- David Bowie

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

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

It's the role of the artist to pursue content.
- Anish Kapoor

I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

What an artist learns matters little.
What he himself discovers has a real worth for him,
and gives him the necessary incitement to work.
- Emil Nolde

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist,
as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
- Loren Eiseley

I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist,
especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.
- Cassandra Wilson

That freedom that Picasso afforded himself,
to be an artist in a huge number of ways,
seems to be a huge psychological liberation.
- Anish Kapoor

I don't care who's playing.
Even if it's my favorite artist, I'm probably not gonna go and see him.
- Etta James

The artist must create a spark before he can make a
fire and before art is born,
the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- Auguste Rodin

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

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

It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does,
rather than what he says about his work.
- David Hockney

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

I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid.
If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up,
I would have laughed in your face.
- Caleb Carr

I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be.
- Lou Reed

Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings
which every artist naturally enjoys.
- Golda Meir

The artist is not responsible to any one.
His social role is asocial...
his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does.
- Georg Baselitz

The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

There are two men inside the artist,
the poet and the craftsman.
One is born a poet.
One becomes a craftsman.
- Emile Zola

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

I'm an artist that's attracted to a specific way of
seeing and a way of being.
- Jock Sturges

Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as
an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.
- David Amram

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought,
this - and only this - is to be an artist.
- Jacques-Louis David

I didn't want to be an artist.
- Carole King

I don't know what makes someone hip.
The goal is artist achievement and the best work we
can do with no limitation.
- Rick Rubin

An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

You are born an artist or you are not.
And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks.
The artist is always there.
- Maria Callas


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