I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there-that's true in any of the arts.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
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 position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
But I'm not an artist. Maybe an artist with a small a.
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
What do you say when someone has truly inspired you? How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?
At first, one sees the person who is modelling; but little by little, all of the possible sculptures that could be made come between artist and model.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers -- but to track it home.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
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.
Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day.
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.