Artist Quotes

โ€œAn intellectual says a simple thing...

โ€œAn intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.โ€ - Charles Bukowski
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"Was Limonov a visionary or a poser, an artist or a politician, a leftist or a rightist? The an...

"Was Limonov a visionary or a poser, an artist or a politician, a leftist or a rightist? The answer to all of them is, of course, yes. In many ways he was a clichรฉ, but he was not unaware of that: the point was that he chose his own clichรฉ." - Mark Galeotti in his obituary of Eduard Limonov
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โ€œWhen disaster strikes thatโ€™s w...

โ€œWhen disaster strikes thatโ€™s when artists get to work.โ€ โ€“As quoted by Emma Watson on British Vogue
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โ€œGenius is madness, for those who don't see it. Art is di...

โ€œGenius is madness, for those who don't see it. Art is divine and vice versa. Especially for artists which express what comes from inside, turning the unconscious to conscious.โ€
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"The psychedelic community has not yet recognized or named itself as a commu...

"The psychedelic community has not yet recognized or named itself as a community. ... And if we are a community, it's not that we're all supposed to become dope dealers, it's that we're all supposed to become artists." - Terence McKenna
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โ€œLots of men are like that, their a...

โ€œLots of men are like that, their artistic leanings never go beyond a weakness for shapely thighs.โ€ - L.F.Cรฉline
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"You just have to be at peace with what you are and what you really want to be. Like, a lot of p...

"You just have to be at peace with what you are and what you really want to be. Like, a lot of people will say like "I'm an aspiring artist" or "I'm an aspiring writer" No, you're a writer, you're an artist. If you're doing that shit every day, that's what you are. Just own it."- Danny Sexbang
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โ€œI realized that I had been hurt by broken people, not Jesus. Jes...

โ€œI realized that I had been hurt by broken people, not Jesus. Jesus is what He told me He wasโ€”He was the healer of broken people.โ€ โ€“ Austin French (Christian recording artist via Jesus Calling podcast)
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"Learn the rules like a p...

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso
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"Every child is an artist. The ...

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - pablo Picasso
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"Gentleman, you can be a deputy, you can become a member o...

"Gentleman, you can be a deputy, you can become a member of the parliament, you can even get elected as the president, but you can't be an artist/craftsman." - Mustafa Kemal Atatรผrk
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โ€œIโ€™ve really learned to appreciate those moments of uncertainty, when youโ€™re feeling more alone and...

โ€œIโ€™ve really learned to appreciate those moments of uncertainty, when youโ€™re feeling more alone and youโ€™re feeling like you donโ€™t know what tomorrow holds. . . . Those are the times when I get the most direct purpose from God in my life.โ€ โ€“ Luke Pell (ABC's Bachelorette star & Country-music artist)
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"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The o...

"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews." โ€” William Faulkner
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"The public wants to understand and learn ...

"The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning." - Paul Gauguin
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"I passionately hate the idea of being ...

"I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time." โ€” Orson Welles
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โ€œPeople speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that ...

โ€œPeople speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.โ€ โ€• Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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โ€œThe artist should paint not only what ...

โ€œThe artist should paint not only what he has in front of him but also what he sees within himself.โ€ ~Caspar David Friedrich
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"But we artists have to be selfish you ...

"But we artists have to be selfish you know, after all, with each painting, we die a little." โ€” Irving Stone, Lust for Life
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Artists use lies to tell the trut...

Artists use lies to tell the truth while politicians use them to cover the truth up. - V (V for Vendetta)
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"I steal from everything. Gr...

"I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don't do homages." -- Quentin Tarantino
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"People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that...

"People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel." -Fyodor Dostoevsky
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 04
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Everyone's born an artist...

Everyone's born an artist and their first masterpiece is their physique - Joel A W
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โ€œPerhaps itโ€™s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if ...

โ€œPerhaps itโ€™s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if heโ€™s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?โ€ - Aldous Huxley
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"Art is the only serious thing in th...

"Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious." -Oscar Wilde
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The propagandist is an a...

The propagandist is an artist who โ€œsensed the secret vibrations of the people.โ€
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"Good artists c...

"Good artists create... Great artists steal" -picasso
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"An artist respects the sile...

"An artist respects the silence, it serves the foundation of creativity" -Angry Trumpet Man
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"There is no such thing as an ugly color. There ...

"There is no such thing as an ugly color. There is such a thing as an ugly color combination." - Douglas Finch, artist and interior designer in New York
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The greater the artist, the greater the dou...

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize -- Robert Hughes
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"Strategy is an art form. Those who plan for the future without following rules, rules he...

"Strategy is an art form. Those who plan for the future without following rules, rules here today and gone tomorrow, are artists. It is a subjective experience, and like all arts, deliver immense pleasure when a strategy is executed properly and is successful." - Ravi Silari
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"I passionately hate the idea of being ...

"I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time." โ€” Orson Welles
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An artist i...

An artist is an explorer. Henri Matisse
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"Every child is an artist, t...

"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up"-Pablo Picasso
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 18
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In art, there is always room for mo...

In art, there is always room for more artists and I canโ€™t wait to see what you are going to do next with yours.
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Every child is an artist, th...

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up. -Pablo Picasso
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An intellectual says a simple thing ...

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ~ Charles Bukowski
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 14
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"Nature always works imperfectly, like an a...

"Nature always works imperfectly, like an artist who is a master of his craft, but still works with a trembling hand." - Dante Alighieri
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"Not everyone is an art...

"Not everyone is an artist but everyone is a fucking critic" - Marcel Duchamp
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"Women should be great artists...

"Women should be great artists because painting is nothing but applying makeup" - Bridget C Bethel
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 22
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"I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people ...

"I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'." - Kurt Vonnegut
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"Who decided that my art is worth 99 cents? I didnโ€™t decide that. I donโ€™t think any ...

"Who decided that my art is worth 99 cents? I didnโ€™t decide that. I donโ€™t think any artist did. And who decided that it was a good idea to give music away for free? Which fucking genius came up with that idea? Even prostitutes get paid!"โ€•Ian Astbury, The Cult
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