quote by Wassily Kandinsky

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.

— Wassily Kandinsky

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Real artists quote The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

It was not very easy for a woman to impose herself as a modern artist in Germany… Most of our male colleagues continued for a long time to look upon us as charming and gifted amateurs, denying us implicitly any real professional status.

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.

Real artists quote It is when you finally learn that your  are all in your mind that your real life
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.

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

One of the things that makes Wittgenstein a real artist to me is that he realized that no conclusion could be more horrible than solipsism.


Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line.

Real artists quote Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know wh
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.

And I hate to see artists who are real safe. I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes.

Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel.

To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth

Real artists quote No artist tolerates reality.
No artist tolerates reality.

As an adult (after college) and as an artist I thought about what was real, what sustained me - it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn't know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct.


Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent;

there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.

The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.

Real artists quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

The real artist has no idea that he is sacrificing himself for art.

He does “what he does for one reason and one reason only-he can't help doing it”

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.

I like kids' work more than work by real artists any day.

Real artists quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Black life is ambiguous, and a kaleidoscope of meanings, rich, multi-sided .

. . we have frozen our vision in figures that caricature, at best the complexity of our lives and leave the real artistic chore of interpretation unfinished.

I want to be a manager for new artists, get real estate.

Real artists quote The real workout starts when you want to stop.
The real workout starts when you want to stop.
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Artists to my mind are the real architects of change.

The real work of men was hunting meat.

The invention of agriculture was a giant step in the wrong direction, leading to serfdom, cities, and empire. From a race of hunters, artists, warriors, and tamers of horses, we degraded ourselves to what we are now: clerks, functionaries, laborers, entertainers, processors of information.


The real wonders of life lie in the depths.

Exploring the depths for truths is the real wonder which the child and the artist know: magic and power lie in truth.

Real artists quote The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is w
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.

In every human being there is the artist, and whatever his activity, he has an equal chance with any to express the result of his growth and his contact with life. I don't believe any real artist cares whether what he does is 'art' or not. Who, after all, knows what art is?

It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful.

It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.

I feel like artists that are always quite sad in real life always make really happy music, and artists who are really bouncy and bubbly always make really sad music.

Real artists quote A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.

The pendulum oscillates between these two terms: Suffering-that opens a window on the real and is the main condition of the artistic experience, and Boredom ... that must be considered as the most tolerable because the most durable of human evils.


I don't have stylistic loyalty. That's why people perceive me changing all the time. But there is a real continuity in my subject matter. As an artist of artifice, I do believe I have more integrity than any one of my contemporaries.

The obedient in art are always the forgotten .

. . The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown, and but waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas . . . Chop your own path. Get off the car track.

Real artists quote Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

The real self of an artiste lies in art, so when an artiste performs, all the pain, trauma and tension get released through art, be it dancing, painting, singing, writing or even martial arts.

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.

I always make this joke that I know you were expecting to see the big skirts and the hoops. But that was a long time ago. Artists aren't always seen as real people. If you start out as a teenager, sometimes people want to keep you locked as that. But I'm a woman now.

Real artists quote A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.

I think that the audience should not be able to tell if it is real or not real - it should be an enhanced version of reality, or an artistic view of reality, that captures not only what is physically there, but what is not visible - the mood.

The young artist... will discover out of ordinary things the meaning of ordinariness. He will not try to make them extraordinary. Only their real meaning will be stated.

Regular people don't even realize how much artists mean to them.

Artists represent a lot to the average person. People listen to music all day on their iPods, so as artists, we become a real fixture in people's lives. As an artist, you can't take it personal. It's like your big brother teasing you.

He who is discouraged after a failure is not a real artist.

What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.

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