The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist!
Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood, he ceases being an artist.
Being an artist means seeing things and never having the ability to shut your eyes.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Being an artist is like being an athlete. You have to be in there every day, keeping in shape. You have to be fearless. You have to be confident, and if you start getting thrown by criticism or esthetic terminology, you're going to fall off the balance beam and hit your head and do some injury.
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
An artist should be taking risks. That's the whole idea of being an artist.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
Being an artist is not only what you do, but how you live your life.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Novelty is seldom the essential... make a subject better from its intrinsic nature.
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
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