Being An Artist Quotes by John Chamberlain, Henry Rollins, Marc Chagall, David Bowie, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Venosa and many others.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
Not any particular religion or school of religion, but being an artist, you have to be spiritual, in a way.
The words. I love words. I love to write. Being an artist is what I love.
One of the beauties of being an artist is that you can create a whole new world, with circumstances that are better in your invented world than they are in the real world.
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.
There are great disciplines from being a sportsman that you can transfer into being an artist. The preparation, the sacrifice, the constant desire to improve.
Maybe being an artist is a kind of detachment. You’re in the cave, you’re isolated, you’re apart from everything and it’s there you can find out what you believe in, or what is – what is the nature of being, as you see it.
Being an artist is a lifestyle.
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
As much as I believe in the capacity for art to create change, and as much as being an artist is physically and emotionally challenging, there is ultimately something a bit comfortable about making art in the comfort of your own home.
Being an artist is a job for life.
There’s a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
I never stop being a mother and I never stop being an artist. You understand? Which is probably why my kids are so creative, because itвЂ™s not separated.
It was a natural path for me, being an artist. Both my parents were artists. I was surrounded by it and I instinctively was drawn toward it, and received a lot of encouragement.
This is a very general understanding of art in China, that being an artist can make you money and turn you into a star.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Being an artist is this kind of occupation in which you have to make people care about your obsession.
I’m terminally dissatisfied. That’s probably part of being an artist.
Once I started reinventing for myself what being an artist was – not going into a studio, but making things on my own terms in response to being out in the world – I started to really enjoy it… I realized that everything else for me was hell.
I’m interested in storytelling. I love being an artist now and connecting through art.
As much as I love being an artist, I love being a mom even more.
Being an artist is being an isolated individual.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
I think that the whole experience of living, breathing, thinking, and being lost in wonderment is, for me, that of being an artist. And the idea of identifying as someone who is just living and existing and making objects or paintings-somehow I moved away from that years and years ago.
Being an artist is nothing, or at least, not enough; what you want is to be a poet.
Sometimes being an artist is a real drag. It can be incredibly bureaucratic.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Being an artist and being a teacher are two conflicting things. When I paint, my work manifests the unexpected… In teaching it’s just the opposite. I must account for every line, shape and colour and I am forced to give an explanation of the inexplicable and account for the variety of styles the students present.
There’s such a freedom about being an artist… You’re not accountable – you’re this renegade thing.
Being an artist and having to be responsible for the art that you make is really quite challenging, and as you get older it becomes more and more difficult.
I think part of being an artist is having the ability to define your own responsibilities. I certainly wouldn’t prescribe any. As far as I’m concerned, my biggest responsibility is to my own imagination. We’re all conduits. Art preceded me, and it’ll be here long after I’m gone.
Being an artist isn’t a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It’s an attitude we can all adopt. It’s a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things, you’re an artist.
Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I’ll be around making art when I’m 80
I think being an artist and taking on those challenges is just how it is for me. Because I was always a foreigner, I was always the outsider.
The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.
My older sister achieved her dream of being an artist. She’s an illustrator living in Manhattan.