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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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artistMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The being who, for most men, is the source of the most lively, and even, be it said, to the shame of philosophical delights, the most lasting joys; the being towards or for whom all their efforts tend for whom and by whom fortunes are made and lost; for whom, but especially by whom, artists and poets compose their most delicate jewels; from whom flow the most enervating pleasures and the most enriching sufferings -- woman, in a word, is not, for the artist in general... only the female of the human species. She is rather a divinity, a star.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any artist should be grateful for a nave grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The actor searches vainly for the sound of a vanished tradition, and critic and audience follow suit. We have lost all sense of ritual and ceremony -- whether it be connected with Christmas, birthdays or funerals -- but the words remain with us and old impulses stir in the marrow. We feel we should have rituals, we should do something about getting them and we blame the artists for not finding them for us. So the artist sometimes attempts to find new rituals with only his imagination as his source: he imitates the outer form of ceremonies, pagan or baroque, unfortunately adding his own trapping -- the result is rarely convincing. And after the years and years of weaker and waterier imitations we now find ourselves rejecting the very notion of a holy stage. It is not the fault of the holy that it has become a middle-class weapon to keep the children good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In any society, the artist has a responsibility. His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it creative observation. Creative viewing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any man who can write a page of living prose adds something to our life, and the man who can, as I can, is surely the last to resent someone who can do it even better. An artist cannot deny art, nor would he want to. A lover cannot deny love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character is a child.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives its final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every artist was first an amateur.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The artist belongs to their work, not the work to the artist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real risks for any artist are taken in pushing the work to the limits of what is possible, in the attempt to increase the sum of what it is possible to think. Books become good when they go to this edge and risk falling over it --when they endanger the artist by reason of what he has, or has not, artistically dared.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The genuine artist is never true to life. He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest -- usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation -- and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Something was still there, that something that distinguishes an artist from a performer: the revealing of self. Here I be. Not for long, but here I be. In sensing her mortality, we sensed our own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am an artist I am here to live out loud.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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