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No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. Salvador Dali
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To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Auguste Rodin

All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superflous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art. Pablo Picasso

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them. Maynard James Keenan

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. Charles Horton Cooley

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked. Little Richard

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist. Novalis

I am an artist. I am here to live out loud. Emile Zola

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Andre Gide
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I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Barbara Kruger

As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance. Kim Weston

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso. Pablo Picasso

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. Emile Zola

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone. James Baldwin


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