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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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter William Faulkner

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter D. H. Lawrence

It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Henri Matisse

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Jean Cocteau

The artist must be in his work like God in his Creation, invisible and all-powerful, so that he is felt everywhere but not seen.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Gustave Flaubert

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Francois Auguste Rene Rodin

The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Gustave Flaubert

The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Gustave Courbet

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Abraham Lincoln

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Francois Auguste Rene Rodin

Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Naomi Watts

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pablo Picasso

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter William Faulkner

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Paul Cezanne

Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Elia Kazan

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter George Sand

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Michelangelo

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Barbra Streisand

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Tennessee Williams

I wonder if the artist ever lives his life--he is so busy recreating it.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Anne Sexton

Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Gustave Courbet

An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Henri Matisse

A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Dimitri Shostakovich

Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Novalis

In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Alberto Giacometti



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