Those who perceive in themselves... the artistic vocation as poet, writer, sculptor, painter, musician, and actor feel at the same time an obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it to service of their neighbour and the humanity as a whole.— Pope John Paul II
Perspective Artistic Talent quotations
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.
The artivist (artist +activist) uses her artistic talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression – by any medium necessary. The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the lens, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination. The artivist knows that to make an observation is to have an obligation.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
No artist tolerates reality.
The life's story of great geniuses is a sad one, without much tangible reward, which does not inspire future generations to face a similar fate. Alas also, it stands to reason why so many talent will not come to sparkle on the artistic firmanent.
I take no pride in my artistic talents;
they are God-given and I see absolutely no reason to become puffed up over something that one has received.
No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
You never know what little bundle of encouragements artists carry around with them, what little pats on the back from what hands, what newspaper clipping, what word of hope from what teacher. I suppose the so-called faith in ourselves is the foundation of our talent, but I am sure these encouragements are the mortar that holds it together.
When I met Steve Kaufman, I thought he was Gene Simmons, but what an artist talent he is. He will be an art force in the art world to deal with.
In every artist there is a touch of audacity without which no talent is conceivable.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
I think that all artists, regardless of degree of talent, are a painful, paradoxical combination of certainty and uncertainty, of arrogance and humility, constantly in need of reassurance, and yet with a stubborn streak of faith in their own validity no matter what.
I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
An artist is somebody that puts themselves in a room, they're a wee bit self-indulgent and you know, sink into their music and it [will] be a very personal experience. An entertainer was somebody that took their God-given talent and shared it with people. And I've always wanted to be an entertainer.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit.
It's not to say that every person who has artistic talent was a social outcast, but there is definitely a value for identifying yourself differently and being proud that you are different.
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent.
A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
Jimmy [Dean] was the most talented and original actor I ever saw work.
He was also a guerrilla artist who attacked all restrictions on his sensibility. Once he pulled a switchblade and threatened to murder his director. I imitated his style in art and in life. It got me in a lot of trouble.
Everyone has a unique talent, but few explore it.
Generally I would say that I'm not a super-adventurous shadow girl.
I'm all about a lip, eyebrow, and mascara, but through the years, working with different talented makeup artists, I learned how awesome eye makeup can be if you get it right. That's how we got the colors we came up with.
To many people Michael Jackson seems an elusive personality, but to those who work with him, he is not. This talented artist is a sensitive man, warm, funny, and full of insight. Michael's book 'Moonwalk', provides a startling glimpse of the artist at work and the artist in reflection.
Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said - and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.
You may be pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you are mean.
The Nazis hated culture itself, because it is essentially international and therefore subversive of nationalism. What they called Nazi culture was a local, perverted, nationalistic cult, by which a few major artists and many minor ones were honored for their Germanness, not their talent.
You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives.
This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void.
I'd need an incredibly talented make up artist to make me look natural!
Every artist was first an amateur.
You are only a young talent, but we don't know how old your soul is.
We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess. Favored Nations will be branded as the home base for inspired musical talent.
I have heard Ori Kam on several occasions over the last few years and have always been deeply impressed with his playing. He possesses a rare combination of musical talent, technical facility, intelligence, and charisma, and he is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary young artists I have heard in recent years.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
I think a lot of people do big movies not because they are talented artists but because they can function in the circumstances.
With success it's like 60% talent, maybe 20% luck and then 20% being at the right place at the right time. There are so many artists that have been passed by - even though, on paper, they're the most incredibly talented artists, they don't have the social skills to take it outside of the bedroom.
If I have any talent, it's in the artistic end of football.
The variation of movement of 11 players and the orchestration of that facet of football is beautiful to me.
Use what talent you possess; the wood would be very silent if no bird sang except those that sang best.
I believe Picasso's success is just one small part of the broader modern phenomenon of artists themselves rejecting serious art- perhaps partly because serious art takes so much time and energy and talent to produce-in favor of what I call `impulse art': art work that is quick and easy, at least by comparison.
The director is the most overrated artist in the world.
He is the only artist who, with no talent whatsoever, can be a success for 50 years without his lack of talent ever being discovered.
I didn't really know Kurt that well, but there was a guy I always admired.
We didn't spend much time together, but the few times we did spend together, you know, were times I'll always remember. You know, he was a really sweet guy, and a really genuine soul, you know, and an incredibly talented artist.
The artist uses the talent he has, wishing he had more talent.
The talent uses the artist it has, wishing it had more artist.
True artists pursue greatness in craft in order to give the Lord the best fruit of the talent He has given them, not to build themselves up. They understand that true greatness is found in the heart of the servant.