Quotations on Artists

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I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Art, Time, Artists, Teachers, Theory, University)

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Success, Art, Artists, Praise)

I think artists who are attracted to working on the Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Artists, Will)

Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Artists, Poets)

Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Men, Artists, Want)

I hate artists who are not of their time.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Time, Artists, Hate)

He wasn't, but producers are by definition annoying because they have a different agenda from you. They're trying to stop you spending money and you're trying to not spend money, but at the same time we're great artists.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Money, Time, Artists, Trying)

Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Art, People, Artists, Criticism, Hurt, Job)

I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Love, Music, Artists, Musicians)

United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was... to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing?
- John Astin
(Keywords: Idea, Artists, Songs, United)

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.
- Kemal Ataturk
(Keywords: Art, Artists, Existence, Nation)

Artists don't always know. Almost every song I ever recorded that was a hit at the majors that the promotional people picked I didn't think it would be a hit. I was wrong every time!
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: People, Artists, Song, Wrong)

Most artists have contracts directly with the record company, and when they do music, all of their music is owned by the record company. But I did mine through a production company.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Company, Production)

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are. I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that. Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Work, Artist, Artists, Being)

A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Words)

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Business, Artists, Force)

Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: Business, Government, People, Artists, Talk)

I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens.
- Georg Baselitz
(Keywords: Work, Artists, Hair, Portraits, Woman)

I think there is an element of nihilism about, but I don't think most artists feel their work is meaningless.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Work, Artists, Nihilism)

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)

Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art.
- Max Bill
(Keywords: Art, Work, Nature, Artists, Balance, Harmony)

There are certain people who have become better artists, but they're brilliant at marketing. I think someone who's been phenomenal like that is Madonna.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: People, Artists, Marketing)

Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Truth, Artists, Desire, Gifts, Self, Will)

I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc.
- Dennis Brown
(Keywords: Ideas, Thoughts, Artists, Being, Sharing, Thinking)

As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
- Gavin Bryars
(Keywords: Art, Music, Time, Idea, Performance, Artists, Painting, Theatre, Writing)

The deals that were made for Black artists at that time were not the deals that were made for white artists.
- Solomon Burke
(Keywords: Time, Artists, Deals)

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
- William S. Burroughs
(Keywords: Change, Artists, Fact, Legislators, Mind)

The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot.
- Rose Byrne
(Keywords: Funny, Artists, Beach, Diversity, Want)

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound, they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron
(Keywords: Success, Time, Artists, Sound, Style)

Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they're also artists.
- Neve Campbell
(Keywords: Dance, Artists, Athletes)

When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically. It's because I'm curious about where they're going to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out. It's not about where I find them on the radio dial, or how many records they're selling.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Keywords: Time, Selling, Artists, Chance)

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.
- Steven Curtis Chapman
(Keywords: Success, Artists, Musicians, Writers)

Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Keywords: Work, Art, Artists, Talk, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great.
- Judy Chicago
(Keywords: Women, Artists, Now, Question, Woman)

I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone.
- Chingy
(Keywords: Business, Artists, Kids, Want, Will)

Artists who write songs... what they're going through usually comes through in their music.
- Terri Clark
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Songs)

It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians.
- Chuck Close
(Keywords: Art, Artists, Historians)

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Art, Success, Artists, Fame, Reward)

I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, 'Hi, how are you?' in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you're doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted.
- Natalie Cole
(Keywords: Love, America, American, Artists, Countries, Language)

I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come.
- Paula Cole
(Keywords: Hope, Artists, Future)

I've thought maybe of getting younger artists out doing stuff, like I used to do a lot of. I don't wanna do it day in and day out like I used to, but I still wanna do it.
- Bootsy Collins
(Keywords: Thought, Artists, Day)

Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded.
- Ray Conniff
(Keywords: Art, People, Artists, Difference)

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello
(Keywords: Music, Artists, Country, Country music, Curiosity)

The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Opportunity, Artists, Song, Songs, Tribute)

There were some extremely good teachers there that were great artists really in their own right. It was actually very hard to concentrate on getting down to going any work being an art student especially when it's a flighty thing at best.
- Graham Coxon
(Keywords: Art, Work, Artists, Being, Right, Teachers)

Our co-founder and company president, Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Business, Artists, Company, Credit, Marketing, President, Promotion)

I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. 'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.' That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that.
- Tom Cruise
(Keywords: Life, Time, Artists, Compassion, Help)

I got to sit down with people who I admired, and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers and artists and performers. It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly
(Keywords: People, Artists, Privilege)

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: People, Belief, Artists, Pleasure)



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