quote by Francis of Assisi

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist

— Francis of Assisi

Romantic Craftsmanship quotations

The Bauhaus fights imitation, inferior craftsmanship and artistic dilettantism

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

Art itself cannot be taught, but craftsmanship can.

Architects, painters, sculptors are all craftsmen in the original sense of the word. Thus it is a fundamental requirement of all artistic creativity that every student undergo a thorough training in the workshops of all branches of the crafts.

Real craftsmanship, regardless of the skill involved, reflects real caring, and real caring reflects our attitude about ourselves, about our fellowmen, and about life.


Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps.

.. so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.

What's important is the way we say it.

Art is all about craftsmanship. Others can interpret craftsmanship as style if they wish. Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology, sentiment, nostalgia, presentiment, to the way we express all that. It's not what we say but how we say it that matters.

Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.

In pursuing a ‘way,’ Japanese typically move beyond an interest in craftsmanship to a kind of sacred search for the ultimate.


It's the disease of thinking that a having a great idea is really 90% of the work. And if you just tell people, 'here's this great idea,' then of course they can go off and make it happen. The problem with that is that there's a tremendous amount of craftsmanship between a having a great idea and having a great product.

Learn technique; have full command to the extent of not being conscious of how it is done. When craftsmanship has been developed, you are free to create... technique will give way to expression!

If I can say one thing for my pictures, it is a certain craftsmanship.

A thought which has gone into every angle. There is nothing there without an optical reason.

My inspiration is always love and history, and my passion to a fault is craftsmanship and responsibility. Those are the simplest things. It goes beyond jewelry. It's every part of my life.

My mission in life is to preserve craftsmanship.


Craftsmanship isn't like water in an earthen pot, to be taken out by the dipperful until it's empty. No, the more drawn out the more remains.

Develop craftsmanship through years of wide reading.

I am very much interested in the so-called useless object.

I mean, it takes perfect craftsmanship, beautiful material carefully measured and crafted, but at the same time it’s really useless.

What sets us apart from some of the other options available would definitely be our unique combination of skills and craftsmanship with being a well-managed business. We control the number of projects we are involved with so that our clients remain a top priority throughout the duration of their project.

That talk of inspiration is sheer nonsense;

there is no such thing. It is a mere matter of craftsmanship.


When young, one learns his craftsmanship, may become a young master, and it is youth that is most auspicious for developing certain skills.

I hate crap, I like craftsmanship

Stanley Kubrick, I had been told, hates interviews.

It's hard to know what to expect of the man if you've only seen his films. One senses in those films painstaking craftsmanship, a furious intellect at work, a single-minded devotion.

A few hints as to the craft may be useful to budding historians. First and foremost, get writing!

Focusing totally on technique, you lose the essence and power of simplicity.

.. The other extreme is just as bad; you see it in a lot of Modern works, where the concept is more important than the technique, resulting in very poor craftsmanship.


The most awkward means are adequate to the communication of authentic experience, and the finest words no compensation for lack of it. It is for this reason that we are moved by the true Primitives and that the most accomplished art craftsmanship leaves us cold.

The element of craftsmanship in poetry is obscured by the fact that all men are taught to speak and most to read and write, while very few men are taught to draw or paint or write music.

I have long admired Steinway pianos for their qualities of tone, clarity, pitch consistency, touch responsiveness, and superior craftsmanship.

The wider the author's arsenal of tools and the better technically equipped the storyteller is, the better the tale will be.

I don’t shout the loudest, and I’m quite shy, which was why I was reluctant to throw myself into the public eye. I love beauty, craftsmanship, storytelling and romance, and I probably don’t have the armor to survive the relentless competition that exists in this particular world. But I have my own toughness.


The fashion industry is all about storytelling and craftsmanship.

Sustainability adds value because it makes that backstory even more impactful.

One can be a technical master - full of craftsmanship, but not in most senses an artistic master.

I was sad to leave Europe in 1890, after my student days in Germany.

.. But then, once back in New York, I experienced an intense longing for Europe, for its vital tradition of music, theatre, art, craftsmanship... I felt bewildered and lonely. How was I to use myself?

A work of art rests its merits in traditional qualities.

It may constitute a remarkable feat in craftsmanship; it may be a searching study of psychological states; it may be a nostalgic glance backward; it may be any one of an infinite number of concepts, none of which may have any possible bearing upon its degree of newness.

What is compelling with 'War Horse' is the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring craftsmanship in this movie.

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