Artistry Quotes

Artistry Quotes by David Hayter, Maynard Ferguson, Willis Earl Beal, Kazimir Malevich, Roy Hodgson, Drew Barrymore and many others.

To turn a human being into a part-canine or lupine creature takes a good deal of artistry and money.
I’m a person of change and I must be honest to my artistry and my creativity. That’s part of the wordjazz‘… it’s an adventure.
Maynard Ferguson
I deteriorate. I might tell you something one day and then something else another day. You fold in on yourself and that’s why this whole artistry thing is the devil. It’s evil. I hope I don’t succumb to it.
Everywhere there is craft and technique; everywhere there is artistry and form. Art itself, technique, is ponderous and clumsy, and because of its awkwardness it obstructs that inner element.
I think I like the artistry of the game. I still get a lot of pleasure watching the good-quality teams play, where the movements of the players are coordinated. It’s almost ballet-like, although ‘ballet-like’ is a bit of an exaggeration.
I think some of the funniest and most artistic people I know are the ones who had a hard time at school. They often have humility and artistry. So, as much as I feel bad for kids who have to go through a rough childhood, I believe that if they can turn it around, it’s going to make them better people later on.
I think a great artist should be able to create any style, any form, anything from rock to pop to gospel to spiritual, just wonderful music where everybody can sing it.
Generally speaking, the term, ‘vanity,’ itself can be perceived as negative, superficial and egotistical, but I see it as being unapologetic for celebrating other sides of my artistry.
Writing is a solitary profession; you are really alone when you write. Then the emotions become well shaped and distinct. But their transition into words must be done deliberately and with rigid artistry.
In the last ten years of watching films I have found that some of the foreign films I saw affected me most. One American film that stands out for me for its workmanship and artistry is ‘Ratatouille.’ It was an astonishing effort in filmmaking.
I have done quite a few things that I’m not proud of. But now I can equate it to artistry without an outlet. At school, I couldn’t help but colour outside the lines. My passion just caused my reactions to be that much more volatile.
What a fine line there is between artistry and insanity. There’s no formula for it, and I think a lot of people when they’re around you – even those closest to you – when you’re in that whirl of creativity and you’re grabbing those things out of the air, there’s no rational process.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
I’ve said very openly that the first aspect of my artistry to arrive was writing. It took me a good number of years to find my voice.
Whatever artistry may occur within the manuscript, the magic happens for me in the last draft. Whatever I have been resistant to say must finally be said. In the end, I see where my pencil has been leading me.
Artistry has to define the Artist so there is no other way but to create the kind of music that speaks about who you are and what’s important to you, therefore individualizing the Artist.
I love the power of music and artistry and feel a responsibility having a platform to preach good things.
There’s no easy way around it, no matter how talented you are … your talent is going to fail you if you’re not skilled. If you don’t study, if you don’t work really hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day, you ‘ll never be able to communicate with people your artistry the way that you want!
When we fill our souls up with creativity, artistry and intelligence …we have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction.
Rick DellaRatta
Creativity is absolutely for everyone. I firmly believe this. I think if you’re the driest accountant with the plastic pocket pen protector it’s in how you interact with the world. There is artistry in everything that we do and there is expression in everything that we do.
I grew up listening to great music that molded my character and my artistry, that helped me.
As you grow older, you learn to appreciate all the artistry. I’m actually on my way back to the blues, you know, that my mothers and fathers liked.
To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.
When people try questioning my artistry or what it is that I do, it’s because it doesn’t look like everybody else‘s art.
It is important to know that what I do is not artistic. I am just a film-maker. I live how I live and I do what I do, which is recording moments of my life as I move ahead. And I do it because I am compelled to. Necessity, not artistry, is the true line you can follow in my life and work.
A garden is a kinetic work of art, not an object but a process, open-ended, biodegradable, nurturant, like all women‘s artistry. A garden is the best alternative therapy.
I thought it was so cool that all you knew about Prince was about his artistry and music.
American sports are quite masculine. And football – although it’s still played by men all over the world – football compared to American football is quite feminine in its artistry. And there’s no padding. It’s America’s loss, though.
Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world.
There’s no diploma in the world that declares you as an artist—it’s not like becoming a doctor. You can declare yourself an artist and then figure out how to be an artist.
When people are deprived of a sense, their other senses get heightened. If you’re culturally devoid of something – of weather, of artistry, of interesting architecture, all the way down the line to culture itself – you’re either forced to give in and get that car dealership, or you manufacture those things for yourself.
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.
Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.
Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright‘s pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.
I want you to hear how I can tell stories. I want you to hear how I can make these records about these females and make them feel every way I can. I want you to feel my magic. I want you to respect me and my artistry.
When it comes to creativity, or my artistry, when it comes to how I wear my hair and what I’m dressing like, some things I’m going to fight for; and it’s really about picking the battles, but usually I’m not backing down.
Without moving beyond a mere copy, there is no artistry, no originality or artistic advancement; only mechanics.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Because God created the Naturalinvented it out of His love and artistry – it demands our reverence.
If the group is an art form of the future, then convening groups is an artistry we must cultivate to fully harvest the promise of the future.
The creative man with an insight into human nature, with the artistry to touch and move people, will succeed. Without them he will fail.
I’ve gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I’ve gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years.
Everything we’ve ever done has been for artistry’s sake, and for the greater good and paying homage to those who came before us and paving the way for those who come after us.
In the end, the sign of Aretha Franklin‘s artistry is that she always leaves her mark – first, on the music, then on us.
I don’t think Hollywood respects multi-camera television. Well, I don’t think they disrespect it, but I don’t think it gets respect for its artistry.
I feel like Prince’s artistry inspired me as far as staying true to myself and my artistry and what is important to me in my life and applying, you know, all the things that I ever been through into my music, the same way he kinda did in ‘Purple Rain.’
I feel that when you have a passion and you are real, you last throughout the ages and you’re able to reincarnate your artistry numerous times.
Three cheers for the artistry of the lone designer doing his thing!
Dear Kanye West. It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry. You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
It’s about being true to my artistry, which I’ve been doing. It’s super important to do smart films.
I think that there has been a slow recognition that there’s a mind at work here, and there’s a skill and some bit of artistry, and that I could probably do other things. Otherwise, I don’t know that I would’ve been given the opportunity to do Paris, Je T’Aime.
My dad was a great business guy, and he always taught us that his business acumen would put his workers‘ kids through school, and their great artistry… would put my brothers and me through school.
If people like you, they will like your magic. If you are an artist at what you do, they will sing your praises and applaud your artistry.
Paul LePaul
Nowadays, if you’re a great artist, you don’t have to leave the house, which is a really big difference. You’re closer to the artist. And the artist can be closer to their artistry without having to always worry about branding themselves or building something image-wise.
I have dedicated a significant portion of my time and artistry to making art that addresses various forms of oppression, including white supremacy, misogyny, and biphobia.
There’s still room for flair and artistry and playing a game that’s going to confuse people. Federer has proven that, time and time and time again. Even with the new string technology, which has been around for ten years.
Darren Cahill
Twitter vs Instagram is a left brain versus right brain kind of social media device. Twitter is for speaking, whereas Instagram is for your artistry. It’s how we communicate, via visual versus our words. So it’s a good workout, it’s a good brain workout.
God makes something special and unique about each person that sets them apart from every other person, and to me that’s is what artistry is about, whether you are a plumber, a pinter, a musician whatever it is that is unique about you that is translated into your art.
Every rock is spoon by the Word. Every time I touch a stone, I am touching the Voice of God. Every cell of me is crafted by that artistry. My life is His breath. But we mortals grow numb. We want to feel more. And so we add MSG to our earthly brands of holiness.
If you’re an artist, it’s great to have a knowledge of the business and be educated about that, but you’ve got to keep the balance right between business and artistry; otherwise, you get cynical.
I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I’ve asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That’s really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.
It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.
There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin.
I like seeing advanced acrobatics, but I also like to see more than tumbling. It’s important to combine the artistry of gymnastics with the tough skills. It’s called artistic gymnastics. We should stand by the name.
My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen.
The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his life’s work.
Every single member of my Artistry and Pat McGrath Labs Brand Teams – making this dream a reality would not be possible without them.
When I got back from London, I started with a new voice teacher in the experimental wing, who trained me to have my own artistry as opposed to forcing a technique upon me.
There’s a point at which when I start to know a man well–this isn’t true of women–I wonder whether there’s something in him that’s evil. Something that’s pure and can’t be touched. This quality of evil may be related to the quality of artistry, for an artist has the same characteristics.
Great artists have no country.
Peter Martin’s artistry is nothing short of extraordinary. To sing with him is sublime – to listen to him play is a transcendent experience.
A story is told that Whistler once painted a tiny picture of a spray of roses. The artistry involved in the picture was magnificent. Never before, it seemed, had the art of man been able to execute quite so deftly a reproduction of the art of nature.
An artist’s saddest secrets are those that have to do with his artistry.
MAC is truly at the forefront of trendsetting, which reminds me every time I see a MAC campaign or the incredible looks their artists create backstage at fashion weeks around the world. It’s an honor to partner with a brand with such an incredible heritage and unrivaled expertise in makeup artistry.
I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.
I think when I was doing ‘Amistad,’ I was just too young to really understand what the process was, and beyond that, I hadn’t really got involved. It was just somehow – and I thought that the artistry was all in the theater.
I’m not going to say I know a ton about what I’m looking at, but I enjoy capturing the photos and the artistry of it. I’m getting better at it, and I’ll keep getting better.
In regards to my artistry, I’ve learned the importance of being vulnerable.
An artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way
I did just about everything under the sun. I did some Revlon work, make-up artistry. I taught classes at community colleges for a make-up course, teaching tennis. I was doing everything I knew how to do. I think one year I had as many as 10 W-2’s come in.
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.
Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
Sometimes, I think having less money can lead to more artistry.
Sven Nykvist
The Confederate flag is a divisive presence – it’s the opposite of everything my artistry means and represents.
I’m definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I’m really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.
Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry’s haunting curse, the Incomplete!
Even with G.O.O.D. Music, we have artists that have done very well, and we’ve had artists that haven‘t. Being attached to Kanye is only going to get you so far. You’ve still got to have the records and the talent and the artistry on your own to carry it.
I have always felt compassion for the planet. Sometime I just start to get emotional. I cry because I can almost feel the pain in the air. I put it in words and in song and in dance I think that is what artistry is.
We want a world with both historians and novelists, don’t we? Not with one or the other. Every fiction writer crosses the line that divides artistry and documentation – or erases it.
I think the thing about what I want to achieve for the label is it to really be a home for artists who are already developed, who already have a great sense of their artistry or their imaging, who don’t really feel or want that marketing push.
With Rock Band, you can play along to Black Sabbath or Nirvana and possibly find new ways of appreciating their artistry by being allowed to perform parallel to it. Rock Band puts you inside the guts of a song.
As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer – and this is not to be overly diplomatic – I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything.
Before Midnight is one of the years best movies. Full to the brim with humor, heartbreak, and ravishing romance. Richard Linklater directs with ardor and artistry. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy shine brilliantly. Heads up, Oscar. This ones a keeper.
The tragedy is that society (your school, your boss, your government, your family) keeps drumming the genius part out. The problem is that our culture has engaged in a Faustian bargain, in which we trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability.
I believe that Judy Garland’s artistry was so fine. I mean, when people say: ‘oh, she brought so much of her life to her music’, I don’t really believe that. I believe that she didn’t have to. She just was a moving human being. That was her gift.
To learn your artistry and to be able to perfect that, is overwhelming. Especially when you are exuding love. The human emotion is a very delicate thing, so you have to be careful about how you present it because it can be kind of scary, or too overwhelming if you’re not careful. So I try to just keep it love.
Don’t think about making art.
I think too many film students in America are losing the artistry and not learning lighting the right way.
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.
When I watch my skating when I was younger, I definitely see all this balletic movement and this artistry come through.
I studied Hitchcock and Josef von Sternberg under Richard Dillard at Hollins, and that year under his tutelage just completely rewired my brain. Both directors combine moral seriousness with great artistry and, certainly in Hitchcock’s case, an enormous respect for plot, for its power to enthrall and delight.
When fans showed up at Candlestick, there was a great sense of anticipation that they would watch not only winning football, but also artistry. Our offense was that sublime.
The writing is a joy, so seamless you nearly miss the sheer artistry of the style and the terrific, wry humour.
I would say being deeply involved in the art world would help keep a young artist on track. Doing what you love, so that your focus is your artistry.
But anyone with the time and the inclination can acquire technical proficiency. To achieve greatness, though, that requires artistry. That requires imagination and thoughtfulness.
There arent any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So youre just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Tennis: the most perfect combination of athleticism, artistry, power, style, and wit. A beautiful game, but one so remorselessly travestied by the passage of time.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider‘s web.
If I go out there and am myself, and I do what makes me comfortable and what I think is true to my artistry, and they don’t like it, then that’s fine. I walk off stage, and I know there’s nothing there’s nothing I could have done differently.
Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the ‘Voices Compassionate Educationwebsite and on ‘Inner Michael’, where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson’s creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores.
I’m going to release whatever feels right and what I think is going to spread a good message about my artistry and what I believe.
I want to get into the whole clothing thing, movies, but I just want to make sure that my artistry is locked down.
it is my conviction that the personality of the writer has nothing to do with the literate product of his mind. And publicity in this case embarrasses me because I am acutely conscious of how far short the book falls of the artistry I am struggling to achieve. It’s like being caught half-dressed.
At the ‘L.A. Times,’ I always wanted to write about artists I thought were meaningful. So I interviewed Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eminem, White Stripes. And I could understand how almost everybody I interviewed had a sense of artistry.
A lot of people feel that there is less artistry involved in cartoon making unless they have painstaking control of each frame.
After I graduated from high school, I was like, let’s see what happens. I took the time to develop my artistry and my songs, and tried to figure out who I am and what my message is.
Movies and television have a way of using a soundtrack not just to create a mood but to literalize it. You could always count on a master class in splitting the difference between artistry and obviousness during the so-called Blaxploitation era.
Every single day, I wake up and take a glimpse of where I am now compared to where I was before, and the work that we have all put in to be in this space. I think of that, and being able to express myself through my art and show up and be present – that’s activism, advocacy, and artistry in itself.
I would like to work with Ed Sheeran at some point. I really admire his songwriting, and I just think he has a great voice and great artistry. Who else? On the producer side of things, definitely Diplo: that’d be awesome.
Killing with the point lacks artistry, but don’t let that hold your hand when the opening presents itself.
When you gotta go out and make a movie to pay for the kid‘s private school and for the three ex-wives, don’t talk to me about your artistry. It’s their job. It’s not my job. It’s my calling.
I construct myself and do things how I want to do them, because your artistry is a very precious thing – it’s ultimately your whole life if you want it to be.
I was 13 years old. I feel like I didn’t have a sense of artistry, and I didn’t have a sense of the music that I wanted to make, and every time I’d go into the studio, and I’d make my EP, a month later I’d scrap it and be like, ‘I hate every song. I don’t wanna do it.’ Because that’s how 13-year-olds are.
What you wear onstage is a reflection of your artistry.