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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, musician

Admittedly, it is really our duty, as artists, to hold up a mirror to our own era; but, on the other hand, these works have lives of their own, and they're still alive today.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, musician

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, musician

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

Smokey Robinson, musician

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, writer

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

Ted Lange, actor

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

Terri Clark, musician

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

Hilary Rosen, businesswoman

Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.

Cesare Pavese, poet

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, president

I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.

Lou Reed, musician

The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.

Morgan Freeman, actor

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, poet

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

John Updike, novelist

Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.

George Jones, musician

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.

Malcolm Wilson, politician

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

Tom Hiddleston, actor

It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians.

Chuck Close, artist

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, businesswoman

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, musician

Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door; it's building your own.

Brian Celio, novelist

Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.

James Broughton, director

When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate.

Marc Maron, entertainer

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, critic

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, sculptor

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

Steven Morrissey, musician

I love artists that just do what they do with so much passion and emotion.

Jessica Sanchez, musician

An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.

Patti Smith, musician

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

James Thurber, comedian

An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.

Patti Smith, musician

I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.

Rosanna Arquette, actress

When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz.

Joe Simon,

Women artists are still treated differently from men.

Yoko Ono, artist

Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.

Yoko Ono, artist

The industry is a menace to artists.

Nikki Sixx, musician

The only people left in America who seem not to be artists are illustrators.

Brad Holland,

Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company.

Roy Ayers, musician

These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.

Marilyn Manson, musician

Well, first of all it's entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists.

Richard Thompson, musician

All artists are equal when they are themselves.

Federico Fellini, director

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors.

Paul Schrader, director

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.

Jean Houston, author

Most comic scriptwriters are very bad. The artists are good, but the writers are so bad.

Harry Harrison, author

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.

Roy Ayers, musician

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life. My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early age I have spent time painting and drawing.

John Dyer, artist

I'm sometimes critical about other artists who come out with something different until maybe I hear the music. If the music is there, then they did their job, and I'll enjoy the CD.

Brian Austin Green, actor

You don't see artists sitting around a lot, talking about ideology. They find out what they believe, and what they're doing, by doing it.

Peter Coyote, actor

James Brown was one of the first artists who found four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through, and then he just added to it vocally.

Brian Austin Green, actor

Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine.

John Shirley, author

I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone.

Chingy, musician

I'd love to break America, like all artists do. It's a lot of work but, you know, it's got to be done!

Rachel Stevens, musician

I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.

Maynard James Keenan, musician

My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.

Shakira, musician

There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.

Anna Katharine Green, author

I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend to the cliches of their own culture, are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.

Brad Holland,

Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't.

Brad Holland,

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies. We're all experiments.

Brad Holland,

I was mostly surprised by the rap artists, actually, that were influenced by Sabbath. That was a surprise. But it's very nice and I'm very honored. It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said in the first place has stuck, and that was the belief in it.

Tony Iommi, musician

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.

Norman Rockwell, artist

The difference between me and the newer artists is that I have the history with the architects, the masters that started the music. I know where the music came from.

Ricky Skaggs, musician

I've been told my old city possesses a 'thriving arts scene,' whatever that is; personally, I think artists should lie low and stick to their work, not line-dance through the parks.

Walter Kirn,

There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they're all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I'm totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion.

Samantha Mumba, musician

It's about finding great artists and being part of their careers.

Kenneth Edmonds, musician

I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. 'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.' That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that.

Tom Cruise, actor

My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire.

Norman Granz, musician

Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.

Paddy Chayefsky, dramatist

Being Southern and being the guy I've been all my life, I've lived more on the lighter side of life. I have a dark side, but that's not where I come from. A lot of artists like to come from that.

Josh Holloway, actor

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso, painter

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.

Lawrence Durrell, writer

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.

John Dewey, philosopher

The world is crawling with authors touring now. They're like performance artists.

Kazuo Ishiguro, author

I allowed artists to play for as long as they felt they could justifiably continue to create.

Norman Granz, musician

Artists don't always know. Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit. I was wrong every time!

Roy Ayers, musician

Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.

Jack Levine, artist

I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists.

Richard Linklater, director

Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded.

Ray Conniff, musician

Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art.

Max Bill, architect

Actually, I don't think there's anyone that represents the artists, except the artists themselves.

Isaac Hanson, musician

I got to sit down with people who I admired, and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers and artists and performers. It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.

James Daly, actor

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.

Steven Curtis Chapman, musician

I meet many people, I talk with them, like a TV show host. I show what's going on with Greenpeace, interesing political things, I have artists, musicians and bands.

Nina Hagen, musician

My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them.

Russell Simmons, businessman

It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.

Joe Cocker, musician

There's artists that I'm working with on a new label of mine. Foxy Nova and Supa Nova.

Kenneth Edmonds, musician

There are people that bring artists to me to look at it and it's a question of whether I like their music and their look and if I think there's something they have that makes them different and commercial.

Kenneth Edmonds, musician

Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc.

Dennis Brown, musician

The great thing about being the son of Maya Angelou is that I had the good fortune to grow up around some of the greatest black artists, dancers, singers, musicians, and actors of our time.

Guy Johnson,

It's something I've always loved doing. I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit. I'm there every second of every day. That's my hands-on situation.

Keith Urban, musician

All artists are people of growth. It's like food, you take the good and leave the rest.

Andrew Jack,

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.

Robert Indiana, artist

Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.

Sonny Rollins, musician

Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there.

Sonny Rollins, musician

When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music.

Henry Flynt, artist

I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.

Jimmy Carl Black, musician

Artists are like everybody else.

Damien Hirst, artist

Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that's the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world.

Robert Wyatt, musician

When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?

Henry Flynt, artist

My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!

Johnny Ramone, musician

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