Artistic Quotes

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Criss Jami
“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Gloria Whelan
“They were all brilliant. They wrote books and painted pictures, and if they ever stopped talking, which I was sure they would never do, they planned to change the world.”
Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lions

Henry David Thoreau
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Roman Payne
“The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.”
Roman Payne

Michelangelo Buonarroti
“Genius is eternal patience. ”
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Oscar Wilde
“If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.”
Oscar Wilde

Shannon L. Alder
“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”
Shannon L. Alder

E.A. Bucchianeri
“I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Vincent van Gogh
“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”
Vincent Van Gogh

Pablo Picasso
“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
Pablo Picasso

Nancy Springer
“Conform, go crazy, or become an artist.”
Nancy Springer

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ

Philip K. Dick
“But an artist, he realized. Or rather so-called artist. Bohemian. That's closer to it. The artistic life without the talent.”
Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Criss Jami
“One does not have to be a philosopher to be a successful artist, but he does have to be an artist to be a successful philosopher. His nature is to view the world in an unpredictable albeit useful light.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Michelangelo Buonarroti
“Patience is eternal genius”
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Joyce Carol Oates
“Was it confusing because it was artistic, or artistic because it was confusing?”
Joyce Carol Oates, Expensive People

Julie Anne Long
“There are things the artist intends, and things the viewer sees, and what the viewer sees isn't always what the artist intends. Isn't always apparent upon first viewing.”
Julie Anne Long, What I Did For a Duke

Scarlett Thomas
“But I quite like the way you can talk about science without necessarily using mathematics, but using metaphors instead.”
Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr. Y

Wynton Marsalis
“Jazz is democracy in music.”
Wynton Marsalis

Amit Kalantri
“Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them.”
Amit Kalantri

James Morcan
“Formulaic thinking is the antithesis of art.”
James Morcan

Wendy Froud
“I suppose I was artistic as a child. Our house was so full of art and artists that it never occurred to me not to be constantly making things. I just assumed that all kids liked to work with their hands as much as I did. I was an only child so I did have a lot of time to be creative by myself and with my parents.”
Wendy Froud

Abhijit Naskar
“Art is the newly sprung river that keeps flowing at its own pace, based on its own unconditional knacks, passion, and its nature. Nature itself is art, and as such, art can be found in everything that belongs to nature. And in the world we live, there is nothing that doesn't belong to nature, for everything is nature, hence, everything is art. Even science is art, when it flows pure and free - literature is art, when it flows pure and free - mathematics is art, when it flows pure and free. Any act of the mind that flows pure and free, is art, for freedom is the soul of art.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Kris Courtney
“I recount as this journey begins where I rest to gather the tale from this
same old house resting on the hill, leaving me a view of a carnival once seen from just across the tracks. My pallet is dry now. The colors I see no more. The rain has washed away many of the signs that once stood for a prosper
home and family. My grave is waiting. The dreams once filled my head with
images of world unison, hope and companionship for all. The saga spoken
through my canvas drew darker as the years went on to the bitter cold nights.
All that comes to me now are glimpses of faces that graced my soul.”
Kris Courtney, Norma Jean's Sun

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Like anything in life, spending time around good things will eventually make us good, being around inspiring things leads to inspiration and so on. Be the artist of your own picture and make it a masterpiece.”
Torron-Lee Dewar, Creativity is Everything

Winifred Gallagher
“Where visual artists are concerned, the Baroque sculptor and architect Bernini and the painter and sculptor Picasso were clearly adept at both experiential and instrumental attending, says Tellegen, as is the modern architect Frank Gehry. Choosing a literary example, he says that F. Scott Fitzgerald once admitted to "wrapping one of his romantic flings in cellophane" for later artistic use and notes that "this kind of heartless but honest professionalism is not uncommon among creative people.”
Winifred Gallagher

“Despite all the lovely and undoubtedly accurate statements pertaining to what art is, perhaps art is merely a person creating a new ethical world in which they can reside. Perhaps when the sculptor, painter, writer, musician, and poet arrive at the point where after many trials and glorious errors they create art, they can put down their chisel, paintbrushes, pen, musical instruments, and verse making. Perhaps when the artist travels beyond the realm of the ordinary, they no longer feel a need to pay homage to a world where other people’s values and principles rule. Creating a new realm for their personal occupancy, they can now destroy all their crutches, burn, crush, and obliterate all their prior creations for what they now perceive as an abomination.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“All forms of procreation including birth and artistic endeavors are a response to the imminence of death. All acts of creation begin with termination of the old lifeless habits and the vigorous pursuit of life sustaining ideas.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We each engage in artistic conversations with the external environment. Rather than merely surrendering to forces that surround us, our inspired action of responding with heart and mind composes our final configuration.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Artistic license, also known poetic license, narrative license, and licentiate poetical, is a colloquial term (employed occasionally as a euphemism), which denotes a license to distort the facts, alter the conventions of grammar or language, or reword pre-existing text by an artist in the name of art. Liberal usage of an artistic license to restructure basic facts can result because of conscious or unconscious acts. Artistic embellishment or misrepresentation of the facts and distortion or alteration of the compositional text frequently is the by-product of both intentional and unintentional additions and omissions. An artistic license, employed at an artist’s discretion to fill in details or gloss over factual and historical gaps, raises some ethical issues. Many stories retold verbatim would bore an audience or require inordinate time and resources to reenact, describe, and view. A dramatic license eliminates mundane details and tedious facts, spruces up the picturesque background, and glamorizes the characters’ temperament and action scenes. Is it wrong to be inventive with the facts? What degree of embroidery of a series of events and the characters’ mannerisms and attributes is acceptable? How can anyone paste together a set of facts into an interesting or compelling narrative that has literary value without engaging in some creative organization to enhance the theatrical retelling and to create juxtaposition of ideas and values?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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