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  1. Picture quote by Friedrich Nietzsche about reality

    No artist tolerates reality. ⏤ Friedrich Nietzsche

  2. Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about love

    There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

  3. Picture quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson about artist

    Every artist was first an amateur. ⏤ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  4. Picture quote by Salvador Dali about inspirational

    A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others. ⏤ Salvador Dali

  5. Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about love

    I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

  6. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about artist

    Good artists borrow, great artists steal. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

  7. Picture quote by Oscar Wilde about artist

    No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist. ⏤ Oscar Wilde

  8. Picture quote by Aretha Franklin about confidence

    Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it. ⏤ Aretha Franklin

  9. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about inspirational

    Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like artist. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

  10. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about art

    Every child is an artist. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

  11. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about rules

    Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

  12. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about artist

    Every child is an artist. The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

  13. Picture quote by Alexander Calder about perspective

    To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. ⏤ Alexander Calder

  14. Picture quote by Seth Godin about artist

    An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge status-quo. ⏤ Seth Godin

  15. Picture quote by John Heartfield about importance

    The important man is not the artist, but the businessman who, in the marketplace and on the battlefield, holds the reins in his hands. ⏤ John Heartfield

What are the best artist quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about artist of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best artist quotations. Top artist sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Emile Zola

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

Salvador Dali

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.

Auguste Rodin

For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done.

Alan Jackson

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

No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.

Maria Callas

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

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

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann

I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.

Johnny Cash

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

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

Charles Horton Cooley

It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.

Romain Rolland

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.

Smokey Robinson

To me, what makes an artist is a unique personality that they're not afraid to let show.

Blake Shelton

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

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Emile Zola

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


The ego certainly is the biggest obstacle as an artist or performer, so any chance you get to destroy that is really healthy.

James Van Der Beek

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

Kim Weston

The first time I sang with David Daniels... I had never performed with a countertenor before. That first time was magic, it was so beautiful. And he's such a great artist.

Cecilia Bartoli

A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.

Wentworth Miller

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

Max Eastman

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.

Pablo Picasso

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.

Lawrence Durrell

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

Vincent Van Gogh

Taste! It doesn't exist. An artist makes beautiful things without being aware of it.

Edgar Degas

I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words.

Barbara Kruger

Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.

Nancy Pelosi

Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic instruments for storytelling.

Ted Lange

Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating a problem for artists in the music community.

Hilary Rosen

For the serious artist does not satisfy needs

Anthony Burgess

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

Emile Zola

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

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist's signature.

Carl Sagan

Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music.

Terri Clark

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.

Walker Evans

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.

Ken Burns

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.

Stevie Nicks

As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.

Izaak Walton

An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.

Andres Serrano

I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically.


Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.

Cesare Pavese

Sooner or later people will learn to recognize your worth

Paul Gauguin

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work.

Chuck Close

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.

Vincent Van Gogh

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Leo Tolstoy

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!

Andy Taylor

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.

Henri Matisse

Let's just say that I think any person who aspires, presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has a built-in sense of duty.

Patti Smith

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.

Ashley Montagu

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.

Martha Graham

The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.

Ezra Pound

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.

Maria Callas

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.

Berthold Auerbach

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.

Montgomery Clift

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

Michelangelo Buonarroti

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.

Barbra Streisand

The important man is not the artist, but the businessman who, in the marketplace and on the battlefield, holds the reins in his hands.

John Heartfield

Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do.

Shania Twain

In reality, however, an artist is a product of art

Harold Rosenberg

In the artist's recreation of the world we are enabled to see the world.

John W. Gardner

I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.

Chuck Close

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Henry Miller

But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult.

Alan Bean

I think we have to bottom out. When the studios jump out of the ring, perhaps the artist can get back in.

Don Bluth

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

W. Somerset Maugham

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.

Saul Bellow

As both a fine artist and a graphic designer, I specialize in the visual presentation of words.

John Langdon

An artist is somebody who enters into competition with God.

Patti Smith

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

Paul Robeson

The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you.

James A. Michener

I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.

Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.

James Thurber

I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.

Orson Welles

A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.

Orson Welles

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

Robert Hughes

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Albert Einstein

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Paul Valery

I've always loved the experience of working together with other people toward an artistic goal.

Trey Anastasio

At my second record label, they told me and other female artists that some of us were going on the chopping block. I was 19... and it was devastating.

Katy Perry

A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist.

Lady Gaga

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.

Henry Miller

The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Artists aren't really people. And I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache.

Steven Morrissey

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.

Margot Fonteyn

This comes from dangling from the ceiling

Michelangelo Buonarroti

I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist. I'm a student of the martial arts.

Lou Reed

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not.

Adolf Loos

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat?

Al Yankovic

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.

D. H. Lawrence

Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.

Gustave Flaubert

Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I've never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line's always been really blurred for me. I'll hang out with them after the show. I'll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I'll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes.

Taylor Swift

The Constitution wanted artists to have control over their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works. That is clearly still the goal.

Hilary Rosen

Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.

Tom Hiddleston

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