The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.
Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
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.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
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.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
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