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Artist Quotes: “Artists are here to disturb the peace.” — James Baldwin

Artists are here to disturb the peace.

— James Baldwin



Artist Quotes: “All Children are Artists.” — Pablo Picasso

All Children are Artists.

— Pablo Picasso


Artist Quotes: “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.” — Rumi

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.

— Rumi


Artist Quotes: “There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.” — Michelangelo

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.

— Michelangelo


Artist Quotes: “We’re here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We’re creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That’s how you have to think of this. We’re rewriting the history of human thought with what we’re doing.” — Steve Jobs

We’re here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We’re creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That’s how you have to think of this. We’re rewriting the history of human thought with what we’re doing.

— Steve Jobs


Artist Quotes: “The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.” — James Baldwin

The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.

— James Baldwin


Artist Quotes: “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.” — Vincent van Gogh

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.

— Vincent van Gogh


Artist Quotes: “The function of artists is “the mythologization of the world.”” — Joseph Campbell

The function of artists is “the mythologization of the world.”

— Joseph Campbell


Artist Quotes: “I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable.” — Henry Miller

I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable.

— Henry Miller


Artist Quotes: “Artistry is important. Skill, hard work, rewriting, editing, and careful, careful craft: All of these are necessary. These are what separate the beginners from experienced artists.” — Sarah Kay

Artistry is important. Skill, hard work, rewriting, editing, and careful, careful craft: All of these are necessary. These are what separate the beginners from experienced artists.

— Sarah Kay


Artist Quotes: “Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.” — Salvador Dalí

Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.

— Salvador Dalí


Artist Quotes: “I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great animator; I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own. I am an idea man.” — Walt Disney

I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great animator; I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own. I am an idea man.

— Walt Disney


Artist Quotes: “The rapists of the intellectual world become politicians; the seducers become artists.” — Robert Anton Wilson

The rapists of the intellectual world become politicians; the seducers become artists.

— Robert Anton Wilson


Artist Quotes: “Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.” — Pablo Picasso

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

— Pablo Picasso


Artist Quotes: “Artists are born not made. There’s nothing you can do for them.” — Louise Bourgeois

Artists are born not made. There’s nothing you can do for them.

— Louise Bourgeois


Artist Quotes: “The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.” — James Joyce

The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.

— James Joyce


Artist Quotes: “In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.” — Toni Morrison

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

— Toni Morrison


Artist Quotes: “I’m supposed to be, I am an artist. Yes, I’m lonely. But I’m married to my loneliness.” — Lady Gaga

I’m supposed to be, I am an artist. Yes, I’m lonely. But I’m married to my loneliness.

— Lady Gaga


Artist Quotes: “You are both a work of art and an artist at work.” — Erwin Raphael McManus

You are both a work of art and an artist at work.

— Erwin Raphael McManus


Artist Quotes: “I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.” — Giorgio Armani

I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.

— Giorgio Armani


Artist Quotes: “The great leaders of business, industry and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self-motivation.” — Napoleon Hill

The great leaders of business, industry and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self-motivation.

— Napoleon Hill


Artist Quotes: “There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” — Vincent van Gogh

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.

— Vincent van Gogh


Artist Quotes: “It is not the job of artists to give the audience what the audience want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artist. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.” — Alan Moore

It is not the job of artists to give the audience what the audience want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artist. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.

— Alan Moore


Artist Quotes: “An artist must smash down the systems that domesticate the mind.” — Jean Giraud

An artist must smash down the systems that domesticate the mind.

— Jean Giraud


Artist Quotes: “Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt


Artist Quotes: “I think the key is basically just your determination. As far an artist is concerned, it’s just about your drive and your dream.” — Chris Brown

I think the key is basically just your determination. As far an artist is concerned, it’s just about your drive and your dream.

— Chris Brown


Artist Quotes: “Let my enemies devour each other.” — Salvador Dalí

Let my enemies devour each other.

— Salvador Dalí


Artist Quotes: “The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it’s much more exciting.” — Andy Warhol

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it’s much more exciting.

— Andy Warhol


Artist Quotes: “If your life changes, we can change the world, too.” — Yoko Ono

If your life changes, we can change the world, too.

— Yoko Ono


Artist Quotes: “I am an artist first and a photographer second.” — Andres Serrano

I am an artist first and a photographer second.

— Andres Serrano


Artist Quotes: “The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.” — William Blake

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

— William Blake


Artist Quotes: “Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form.” — Robert McKee

Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form.

— Robert McKee


Artist Quotes: “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

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


Artist Quotes: “You seldom hear any young artists in country music.” — Conway Twitty

You seldom hear any young artists in country music.

— Conway Twitty


Artist Quotes: “The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist.” — Theodore Roosevelt

The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist.

— Theodore Roosevelt


Artist Quotes: “We will make love an art and we will love like artists.” — Marianne Williamson

We will make love an art and we will love like artists.

— Marianne Williamson


Artist Quotes: “The miniatures of the Mughal period are really the pinnacle of Indian artistic achievement. And not a single one of those paintings is done by an individual artist.” — Salman Rushdie

The miniatures of the Mughal period are really the pinnacle of Indian artistic achievement. And not a single one of those paintings is done by an individual artist.

— Salman Rushdie


Artist Quotes: “You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.” — William Blake

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.

— William Blake


Artist Quotes: “My bottom line is that I think Ridley Scott is one of the greatest visual artists of our time and I feel very privileged that he wants to work with me, so I go with that flow.” — Russell Crowe

My bottom line is that I think Ridley Scott is one of the greatest visual artists of our time and I feel very privileged that he wants to work with me, so I go with that flow.

— Russell Crowe


Artist Quotes: “My painting carries with it the message of pain.” — Frida Kahlo

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

— Frida Kahlo

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