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The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Michelangelo

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Auguste Rodin

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter John Steinbeck

The artist is a receptacle for the 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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pablo Picasso

The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Andre Malraux

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 Auguste Rodin

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Francois Auguste Rene Rodin

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Henry David Thoreau

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter D. H. Lawrence

What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Igor Stravinsky

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Alfred Sisley

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Michelangelo

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Walt Whitman

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter William Faulkner

The best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it's the perfect milieu for an artist to work in.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter William Faulkner



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