An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.
The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.
Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
I value those artists who embody the expression of their life.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
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.
The great artist is the simplifier.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism.
The artist needs but a roof, a crust of bread, and his easel, and all the rest God gives him in abundance. He must live to paint and not paint to live.
The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
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