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  • It became like a symbolic thing, to be “an artist.” After Duchamp, I realized that being an artist is more about a lifestyle and attitude than producing some product.

    "Ai Weiwei (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon))". Book by Karen Smith et al., 2009.
  • The main difference between the art of the actor and all other arts is that every other [non-performing] artist may create whenever he is in the mood of inspiration. But the artist of the stage must be the master of his own inspiration, and must know how to call it forth at the hour announced on the posters of the theatre. This is the chief secret of our art.

  • In order to even begin to learn how to play his instrument, it takes the guitarist weeks to build calluses on his fingertips; it takes the saxophonist months to strengthen his lip so that he might play his instrument for only a five-minute stretch; it can take the pianist years to develop dual hand and multiple finger coordination. Why do writers assume they can just “write” with no training whatsoever-and then expect, on their first attempt, to be published internationally? What makes them think they're so much inherently greater, need so much less training than any other artists?

    Noah Lukeman (2010). “The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile”, p.72, Oxford University Press, USA
  • I seldom have my stuff up unless I'm testing it. If I'm worrying about a painting, I put it up and see if I detest it quickly or slowly. Otherwise I have things by other artists.

    Artist   Worry   Stuff  
  • Art like life, should be free, since both are experimental.

    Art   Artist   Should  
    George Santayana (2015). “The Life of Reason: Human Understanding”, p.332, 谷月社
  • If you want to compete in Italy, the only accepted ways are brute force, or cunning. Like Machiavelli says, "Fronte otra forze." And neither of these two "virtues" is suited to an artist. The artist has to stay intelligent.

    "New Again: Francesco Clemente". Interview with Edit deAk, August 6, 2014.
  • The most potent and sacred command which can be laid upon any artist is the command: wait.

    Iris Murdoch (2003). “The Black Prince”, p.25, Penguin
  • You cannot explain me with "isms." They are very bad for an artist. What one must believe in is color.

    Art   Believe   Color  
  • Warhol's images made sense to me, although I knew nothing at the time of his background in commercial art. To be honest, I didn't think about him a hell of a lot.

    Art   Thinking   Honest  
  • I think that to be a good artist, you have to have ideas as well as manual skills. It's a blend of the two, hopefully, and there are a lot of people there that can do things well, but they might not be devoid of good ideas or maybe they're not especially interesting ideas, or maybe there's a good idea that a person is unable to execute in the manner that does justice to the idea.

  • Artists should never think of themselves as an idol. Fame is a side effect of one's work.

    Artist   Thinking   Idols  
  • Technology has taken its toll on albums in a tough way. The CD format and MTV really played havoc on artists.

    Interview with Maura Kelly, September 1, 2005.
  • The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal.

  • You cannot deny your origins: I love Kirchner more than Matisse, although Matisse was a greater artist. That isn't to do with nationality. It's a stronger feeling.

  • I am an artist... I am here to live out loud.

    Art   Artist   Loud  
  • Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies.

    Girl   Kids   Artist  
    Biography/Personal Quotes,
  • When a philosopher, scientist, or psychologist discusses the discrepancy between the actual and the ideal, he or she attempts to convince us with the tools of discursive thought ... An artist does it differently ... their primary approach is different, even though both groups, if you will, are investigating the actual, the ideal, and the discrepancy in between.

  • Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.

    Art   Men   Perception  
  • I wanted to be the perfect artist. I'd do three hours of media interviews a day, going to every radio station I could squeeze in. I'd sign autographs after the show until everybody left.

    Artist   Media   Perfect  
  • Divine fires do not blaze each day but an artist functions in their afterglow, hoping for their recurrence.

    Artist   Fire   Each Day  
    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • To me, the job of the artist is to provide a useful and intelligent vocabulary for the world to be able to articulate feelings they experience everyday, and otherwise wouldn't have the means to express in a meaningful and useful way.

  • Some people play golf. Some are artists, Some jog. I like to write.

    Writing   Golf   Artist  
  • The real essence of art turned out to be not something high up and far off - it was right inside my ordinary daily self - If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person.

    Art   Real   Self  
    Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, Waltraud Suzuki (1983). “Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education”, p.82, Alfred Music
  • I think every artist would love to just please themselves musically all day long.

    Artist   Thinking   Long  
  • An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them. We live in an age when men treat art as if it were meant to be a form of autobiography. We have lost the abstract sense of beauty.

    Beautiful   Art   Men  
    Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Joseph Bristow, Ian Small (2000). “The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray : the 1890 and 1891 texts”, p.14, Oxford University Press on Demand
  • In her dance, she controlled the bright paper birds with invisible wires and threads. She played the human: heavy, tied to earth. Her dances weren't pretty or delightful, but they were magical, [...] They called her a dancer and a puppeteer and an artist. They might have called her a witch, and not the good kind either.

    Artist   Dancer   Bird  
  • If you practice for ten years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist-then you may please even God.

    Artist   Years   Practice  
  • What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one - which is really the realm of the artist.

    "Every Time We Say Goodbye". Sight & Sound (London), June 1991.
  • I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'

    Andy Warhol, Kynaston McShine (1989). “Andy Warhol: a retrospective”
  • I'm inspired by almost every artist I come across.

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