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Artists Quotes

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Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Related topics: Art

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

 

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

Talent can be developed, gift is God-given.
But artists have both.
- Carroll O'Connor

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I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.
- John Zorn

Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door;
it's building your own.
- Brian Celio

I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions
with other artists concerning either the ideology of
art or technical methods.
- Yves Tanguy

For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs -
like most variety artists.
But the straight actor believes you fix your performance
in rehearsal and that's it.
- Ron Moody

Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends.
- Sol LeWitt

I've been compared to hundreds of artists,
which just goes to show you that I'm not any one thing at all.
- Lenny Kravitz

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers,
artists, and musicians there are in town.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

Bad artists copy.
Good artists steal.
- Pablo Picasso

What men are among the other formations of the earth,
artists are among men.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s.
Their music was developed by the record companies.
- Gary Wright

From 20 years of experience hiring artists out of the schools,
I know-they get worse every year.
They're absolutely ridiculously retarded now.
- John Kricfalusi

Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways.
But the good artists who follow after genius -
and I count myself among these -
have to restore the lost connection once more.
- Kathe Kollwitz

The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people,
which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
- Vivienne Westwood

To me I think artists in general make a statement -
and for the rest of their lives -
every album,
every book - are variations on a theme.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

I'm developing artists for my new record label,
my son's band, Intangible, being one of them.
- Gary Wright

The best of artists has no conception that the marble
alone does not contain within itself.
- Michelangelo

I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger.
About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck,
and They Might Be Giants.
- Greg Egan

Actually, I don't think there's anyone that represents the artists,
except the artists themselves.
- Isaac Hanson

The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side.
- Don Johnson

All artists are now free to express their own personality.
- Maurice Denis

I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends
were also mainly artists or writers,
so he connects what I do with his example.
- Jonathan Lethem

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.
- Kemal Ataturk

I think the great artists, especially in literature,
have always thought with the heart.
- Douglas Sirk

Well, I think there are artists who are more or less
contemporary with Hopper who are more relevant.
- Donald Judd

Most artists think they're frauds anyway.
- John Milius

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art.
It is important to forget about what you are doing -
then a work of art may happen.
- Andrew Wyeth

I think there is an element of nihilism about,
but I don't think most artists feel their work is meaningless.
- Leonard Baskin

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain,
if you like, interests me more than what he makes,
because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
- Marcel Duchamp

I think this is true for all artists.
My senses are very important to me.
- Sharon Olds

The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show,
write all the dialog, and decide the mood,
action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.
- Craig McCracken

These are all voluntary resources which help parents
sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech,
which is something that we respect.
- Tipper Gore

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear
of retribution or damage to their careers.
- Ron Silver

I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types.
- Spencer Dryden

I love music and musicians.
And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really
frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis
will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed.
It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors.
- Paul Schrader

Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories.
- Robert Smithson

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry.
I'm not saying I've got the answers,
just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
- Malcolm Wilson

I want to invest and have my own record label and artists.
I want to have a business where my kids,
kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone.
- Chingy

Let's look at people as artists and try to support them;
just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings,
that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter.
- Steve Guttenberg

Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali -
someone who actually creates a sound for them.
- Jerry Harrison

These people are artists.
These people are musicians.
They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
- Marilyn Manson

With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity -
and never a clique.
- Kenneth Noland

I have to plead basic ignorance of most new jazz artists here.
- Gary Lucas

There's no question that many more women artists are
showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman,
and that's really great.
- Judy Chicago

Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained.
- John Kricfalusi

We, the artists, make the stuff they sell and they're like ticks on our backs,
sucking the life out of us.
- Malcolm Wilson

I don't think that artists of any kind would or could
sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible
with their influence on people,
especially young people.
- Christy Turlington

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken.
Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities,
which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
- Jasper Johns

But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were
difficult for me to talk to.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do.
Other artists may do something more edgy that gets
on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy,
I think.
- Clint Black

The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its
artists and writers to become suspected rather than
respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
- James Thurber

Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.
- Marsilio Ficino

A lot of artists say, I'm not political.
People are afraid of this word.
- Holly Near

I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits.
- Howard Hodgkin

As the scripts come in they are sent to the artists,
and the artists are either very busy,
or ready to start.
- Garth Ennis

The nice thing about the world that I've been able
to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom.
Not all artists really get that.
- Brad Paisley

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

There have been makeup artists who've asked if my eyebrows are real.
- Peter Gallagher

Artists who write songs...
what they're going through usually comes through in their music.
- Terri Clark

When the civil rights battle was won,
all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class
white people and all the blacks were still poor.
Materially, not much changed.
- Jonathan Lethem

Well, I worked with lots of different artists,
of course.
- Skitch Henderson

Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message.
- Boris Kodjoe

An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know,
but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
- Patti Smith


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