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True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Albert Camus - Speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1957 - 






Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray - 



Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.




Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso - 






The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Eugene Delacroix - 






Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.
Gustav Klimt - 



Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.




Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.
Novalis - 






Great artists have no country.
Alfred de Musset - 






Art is a means of stirring the greatest number of people by offering them a privileged picture of common joys and sufferings. It obliges the artist not to keep himself apart; it subjects him to the most humble and the most universal truth.
Albert Camus - Speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1957 - 






As an artist, you should not wish to create what you don’t feel you have to create.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach - 






Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - 






One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’Arlequin






It is human nature to want to exchange ideas, and I believe that, at bottom, every artist wants no more than to tell the world what he has to say. I have sometimes heard painters say that they paint 'for themselves': but I think they would soon have painted their fill if they lived on a desert island.
M. C. Escher






An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Jean Cocteau






An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
Jean Cocteau - Le Coq et l’Arlequin






Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy






The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Émile Zola






The artist can wish for nothing better than blunt friends and polite enemies.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach - 






It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf






The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Henry David Thoreau






An unhappy nation makes great artists.
Alfred de Musset - 






I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Albert Einstein






A great artist is a great man in a great child.
Victor Hugo






Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Pablo Picasso






The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.
Charles Baudelaire






An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
Charles Baudelaire






Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Gustave Flaubert






To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
Auguste Rodin






An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valéry






The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
Auguste Rodin






The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe










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