A great artist is a great man in a great child.
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.
Men, when they fight in movies, it's a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn't take your eyes off of him.
No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
The artist in me cries out for design.
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that's young, happy and fun.
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.
The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paintbrush.
I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.