ARTIST> One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
John F. Kennedy
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’
Edgar Allan Poe
I INVENTT NOTHING I REDEISCOVER
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.
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
A record deal doesn’t make you an artist; you make yourself an artist.