An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.— Langston Hughes
Attractive Being An Artist quotations
No artist tolerates reality.
To be an artist, one must . . . never shirk from the truth as he understands it, never withdraw from life
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
As an artist I have always tried to be faithful to my vision of life, and I have frequently been in conflict with those who wanted me to paint not what I saw but what they wished me to see.
Make your life your art. It doesn't have to be that you're an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that's your art. Find your art; find your thing you love.
An artist is above all a human being, profoundly human to the core.
If the artist can't feel everything that humanity feels, if the artist isn't capable of loving until he forgets himself and sacrifices himself if necessary, if he won't put down his magic brush and head the fight against the oppressor, then he isn't a great artist.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
There's no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist—it's not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist.
Art alone makes life possible - this is how radically I should like to formulate it. I would say that without art man is inconceivable in physiological terms... Even the act of peeling a potato can be an artistic act if it is consciously done.
Every artist was first an amateur.
The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.
Writing graffiti is about the most honest way you can be an artist.
It takes no money to do it, you don't need an education to understand it, and there's no admission fee.
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.
Be a man before being an artist!
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
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.
To be an artist is a blessing and a privilege.
Artists must never betray their true hearts. Artists must look beneath the surface and show that there is more to this world than what meets the eye.
I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
Be an artist of consciousness. Your picture of reality is your most important creation. Make it powerfully profoundly beautiful.
No other creative field is as closed to those who are not white and male as is the visual arts. After I decided to be an artist, the first thing that I had to believe was that I, a black woman, could penetrate the art scene, and that, further, I could do so without sacrificing one iota of my blackness or my femaleness or my humanity.
All authentic art is conceived at a sacred moment and nourished in a blessed hour; an inner impulse creates it, often without the artist being aware of it.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
Every normal human being (and not merely the 'artist') has an inexhaustible store of buried images in his subconscious, it is merely a matter of courage or liberating procedures ... of voyages into the unconscious, to bring pure and unadulterated found objects to light.
I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be.
If I create with my heart almost all my intentions remain.
If it is with the head - almost nothing. An artist must not fear to be himself, to express only himself. If he is absolutely and entirely sincere, what he says and does will be acceptable to others.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
After being taught sets and reps and working at it for a length of time you can't paint by numbers anymore. It must come from within. Any artist has an emotional contact with their work. A true bodybuilder doesn't just build muscle he creates muscle. You can't be a robot.
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
Fred Astaire is my hero. I love him because he was willing to kill himself to make his art look effortless. And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person.
One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group.
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
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.
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Only Art is Eternal Wisdom; what is not Art soon perishes. Art is the unconscious love of all things. ‘Learning’ will cease and Reality will become known when it comes to pass that every human being is an Artist.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like artist.
The attempt to divide art and politics is a bourgeois which says good poetry, art, cannot be political, but since everything is … political, even an artist or work that claims not to have any politics is making a political statement by that act.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don't have to be that, to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you'll be the richest.
I'm in shock. Whitney was such an amazing artist. When I started my English career, I wanted to be like her. I loved her so much. My prayers go out to her daughter and to all of her family.