Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.— Georgia O'Keeffe
Jittery Famous Artist quotations
No artist tolerates reality.
The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best painters.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be.
The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room.
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
There is no must in art because art is free.
Some people think or expect that you should make the same kinds of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative... I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions.
Every artist was first an amateur.
I tend to think having that extreme of color, that kind of black, is amazingly beautiful...and powerful. What I was thinking to do with my image was to reclaim the image of blackness as an emblem of power.
My art is the way I reestablish the bonds that tie me to the universe.
To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.
Character is built by striving to be kind, not famous.
Choose only one master - Nature.
Here is what we have to offer you in its most elaborate form -- confusion guided by a clear sense of purpose.
Art is all about doing what you shouldn't.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
I'm just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration.
You cut a hole in the building and people can look inside and see the way other people really lived.. it's making space without building it
The most pleasurable thing in the world, for me, is to see something and then translate how I see it.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning.
When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.
Love ... is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery.
Don't think about making art, just get it done.
Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a new creation
With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create.
I'm the world's most famous photographer, most sought after photographer, most awarded photographer.
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.
If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
I don't paint like a woman is supposed to paint.
Thank God, art doesn't bother about things like that.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line.
In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do.
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too