He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Eye-opening Good Artist quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
Young artists wish for inspired moments.
And you find them; you take them; eager artists are bandits. Theatrical moments arrive, and...you grab. Good! You know it will draw attention to you. But you aim to be more than bandits, no? So, okay...now be Samurai.
One of the things my career as an artist might say to young artists is: The things that are close to you are the things you can photograph the best. And unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.
However, the radio and national media depend much more on the hype from a good record label, and from a " buzz " about a band, then from just one or two good shows. There are a lot of artists that have a ton of good press going for them, and still do not make it big in the US.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
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.
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.
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.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.
We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.
Who is going to believe a con artist? Everyone, if she is good.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
Before 'Gangnam Style' I was not a good attitude artist.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Certain dressmakers desire to pass for an artist. I have one ambition: that is to have good taste.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
A good teacher is like a good artist.
They go right to the most difficult part of whatever's going on.
The mind is essentially a survival machine.
Attack and defense against other minds, gathering, storing, and analyzing information - this is what it is good at, but it is not at all creative. All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
It's not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. So at the emerging level, you can't have a good survey art show without women and artists of color.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on.
It wasn't just music in The Ramones: it was an idea.
It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Every may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form.
Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting.
Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader.
The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new font to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.
Mother-love is not inevitable. The good mother is a great artist ever creating beauty out of chaos
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.
Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look.
I don't find it encouraging...I just stand there and sing. I'm not worried that I'm a 'plus size' and so much bigger than other artists. No matter what you look like the key is to be happy with yourself.
An artist who lacks the power of self-criticism accomplishes but little.
It is good if your work stands higher than your own opinion of it; bad if it is on the same level. But it is a great disaster if your work stands lower than your judgment of it.
No artist tolerates reality.
I ain't a new artist, I'm good in the studio, I don't need somebody to hold my hand in the studio. I don't even really want them all over my album or anything like that.
The public is more familiar with bad design than good design.
It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.
The world loves a clone and a good knock-off.
It cheats the artist... In the obsession for technical wizardry, people disappear; and if your voice isn't present in a relationship, you don't matter.
To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.