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I Think Role

I think artists are really the root of a tree. They can search for truth or reality in their own way, and the gallery can support them - the outside part of the tree, where it is more about reaching the outside world, connecting with the outside world. That is the role of the gallery, no? Why does the artist have to do that?

- A. Balasubramaniam

Want Real Artist

I want to be a real artist to consumers. I want to be the real thing for them.

- Aaron Carter

Think I Think

I think with anything where you delve into the back story of an artist, it kind of explains their work more intimately.

- Aaron Johnson

Work Over

The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he becomes a lesser artist.

- Aasif Mandvi

Mirror Give

An artist's job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It's not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.

- Aasif Mandvi

Goal Career

I really admire people that do more than one thing. That's sort of the goal, right - to be an artist that can work in any medium. That's what I hope for my career.

- Abbi Jacobson

Art Anyone

If anything can be art, then anyone can be an artist.

- Abbi Jacobson

Doing I Think

I have a general sense of mission, and I intuitively know when something is influencing that mission. I think this is what I'm supposed to be doing. Doors keep opening. In the end, it's the best use of my skills. I've finally consented to the idea that I'm an artist.

- Abigail Washburn

Paint Ultimately

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

- Abraham Maslow

Bad Need

Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything.

- Ad Reinhardt

Happy Both Sides

I have an office full of product from brands trying to be in videos and an inbox full of songs from artists, but at the end of the day if the artist doesn't support the brand or it doesn't make sense for the song, then it will never work. What we do is try to pair them up so that both sides are happy.

- Adam Kluger

Advertising Feel

'Brand-Dropping' is the term that the Kluger Agency coined to describe discreetly advertising by product mentioning in song, and we feel we can make this the way of the future without jeopardizing any artist's creative outlet or typical style.

- Adam Kluger

Love Like

I like Jaykae. He's a great artist, and I absolutely love Dr. Dre's album and a bit of Calvin Harris now and then.

- Adam Peaty

Mind Desire

I've never really had the desire to be a front person or a solo artist. I don't really create that much of a hierarchy in my mind.

- Adam Schlesinger

I Think Putting

Your job as a producer is to make suggestions without putting your ego in front of everything else. Also, I think you want to focus on that artist's best qualities and really highlight them.

- Adam Schlesinger

Like Feels

I want to go and see things as a fan again. I am a fan, but I can't remember what it feels like to be a fan anymore. Because I've become an artist. I've become the artist.

- Adele

Music Reflects

Music reflects an artist's feelings and their experiences.

- Adnan Sami

Would Perfectly

To be perfectly honest, if it was up to me, I would be invisible as an artist.

- Adrian Tomine

Politics Some

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there's a lot of racism going on then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come out and speak their mind.

- Afrika Bambaataa

May Used

Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork... we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly.

- Agnes Martin

Hands Painter

Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist.

- Agnes Varda

Small Sold

When I first heard Ray Charles, he was a flop artist on a small label in California. He hadn't sold any records. And I bought his contract for $2,500.

- Ahmet Ertegun

Expression Activity

To protect the right of expression is the central part of an artist's activity... In China many essential rights are lacking, and I wanted to remind people of this.

- Ai Weiwei

Tell Maybe

People are always wondering if I am an artist or political activist or politician. Maybe I'll just clearly tell you: Whatever I do is not art. Let's say it is just objects or materials, movies or writing, but not art, OK?

- Ai Weiwei

Proud Want

Create something for yourself that you feel proud of, that you are in control of, that gives you a better understanding of the type of artist you want to be.

- Aja Naomi King

Doing Craftsmen

I don't consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you're writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there's an element of that that's either God-given, a talent that you're not necessarily responsible for.

- Al Franken

Mirror Warhol

There's a famous artist, Ron English, in New York, that just, or Andy Warhol for that matter, that did pop art that terrorized society. And that's, for the last like 10, 15 years, that's all I wanted to do, is terrorize society and make them look into a mirror and see what the hell we have wrought.

- Al Jourgensen

Kind Had

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat?

- Al Yankovic

Ring Otherwise

As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what's personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn't ring true.

- Alan Alda

Real Convention

Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.

- Alan Parsons

See Lot

There are a lot of people who can now see me as an artist for the first time.

- Alison Moyet

Almost Roman

Roman Polanski is one of my favorite filmmakers, and John Phillips one of my favorite songwriters. I had the honor to meet each of these men and was almost giddy to be blessed with the chance to tell each artist what his work meant has to me.

- Allison Anders

Love Makeup

I love Emma Watson's makeup a lot. I love Cate Blanchett. I'm biased, though. I love my makeup artist, Julie Harris; she is really phenomenal, but everyone has their technique, and there are incredible-looking girls out there.

- Allison Williams

Think I Think

I think I'll continue to work as a solo artist.

- Alvin Lee

Jobs Rocker

I've dated the sweet mama's boy, the musician rocker, the struggling artist - basically a lot of people without jobs.

- Alyssa Milano

Love I Think

I keep my face covered during concerts. That's just something that is part of me, an artist, and I think it's a cool concept and look. It is really inspired by my love for video games, especially with the videogame 'Watchdog' that I love.

- Alan Walker

Woman Been

I'm a liability to them - I'm a woman, I'm empowered, I'm an artist. I've had executives who can't come to my shows they're so scared of me. I've been a thorn in many people's sides just by existing.

- Alanis Morissette

Find Get

I find as an artist if I'm not expressed relatively consistently, I get really depressed.

- Alanis Morissette

Alive Own

When people ask me who I'd want to have dinner with, dead or alive, I always say, 'John Lennon.' I just feel that he was an artist who was, in his own way, committed to wholeness and authenticity in a not dissimilar way that I am years later.

- Alanis Morissette

I Think Gaga

The thing you can't underestimate is the true fan's intimacy. So Lady Gaga or anybody's true fan, I don't think they're going anywhere. There are people who are into commitment. If they're connecting with an artist, I think they'll be there over the long course.

- Alanis Morissette

Ahead Harry

My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don't have to be that, to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you'll be the richest.

- Albert Brooks

Beauty Away

The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.

- Albert Camus

Stronger Reasons

Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I.

- Albert Camus

Deep Which

Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles.

- Albert Camus

Art I Am

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

- Albert Einstein

Art Against

Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?

- Aldous Huxley

Director Kind

I see only one requirement you have to have to be a director or any kind of artist: rhythm. Rhythm, for me, is everything. Without rhythm, there's no music. Without rhythm, there's no cinema. Without rhythm, there's no architecture.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Entertainment Kind

'Biutiful' is a tough film. It doesn't make concessions to the vulgarity of light entertainment. It's not the kind of film that you see every day in the Cineplex. But as an artist, it's the thing that I needed to do.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Play Need

To be an artist, you need to play inside your work.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Person His

Every person, every artist makes his life an artwork.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

I Am Honest

I am an honest artist.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Always His

A true artist is always out of his time.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky


I'm an artist at heart.

- Alek Wek

Gift Been

It has been a marvellous experience and a great gift collaborating with Madonna. Now that I have had the chance to see her working, I truly understand why she is so grand! I believe she is a true artist, and I am crazy about her.

- Alessandro Michele

Other Discovered

Other than the 'Sesame Street' soundtrack, which I was obsessed with, the first artist I really felt I'd discovered on my own was Amy Winehouse. She was the first female artist I wanted to write like and sing like and be like.

- Alessia Cara

Paint Young

When I was really young, I was convinced I wanted to be a visual artist. I would paint and draw and make crafts.

- Alessia Cara

Pants Give

When you give your all as an artist, and all people can talk about is what pants you're wearing, it's really frustrating.

- Alessia Cara

Giving Very

In climbing, sponsors typically support an athlete but provide very little direction, giving the climber free rein to follow his or her passion toward whatever is inspiring. It's a wonderful freedom, in many ways similar to that of an artist who simply lives his life and creates whatever moves him.

- Alex Honnold

Out Firm

Capitalists work hard to produce what consumers want. Artists who work too hard to produce what consumers want are often accused of selling out. Thus, even the languages of capitalism and art conflict: a firm that has 'sold out' has succeeded, but an artist that has 'sold out' has failed.

- Alex Tabarrok

Mind Going

A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you're not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it's never going to be good.

- Alexander Skarsgard

May Am

I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.

- Alfred Stieglitz

Going About

That's the beautiful thing about being an artist, is you can take risks and take chances and hopefully be secure enough to just keep going with it if you fall flat on your face.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Been Rather

You get the feeling that on a lot of days the audience for most music would kind of rather not be faced with the artist, especially because we've been educated to think that the artist are these special creatures are otherwordly and aren't like us.

- Amanda Palmer

Want Celebrity

I want to be an artist. I don't want to be a celebrity.

- Amber Heard

Building Milan

I guess you can be a supermodel today just by building followers. You don't necessarily have to do the work of going to Milan and then to Paris or New York, trying to find the right photographer, artist, or designer to see you.

- Amber Valletta

Role Otherwise

The artist's role is to raise the consciousness of the people. To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely. That's how I see it. Otherwise, I don't know why you do it.

- Amiri Baraka

Black Role

The black artist's role in America is to aid in the destruction of America as he knows it.

- Amiri Baraka

I'm not a mass-appeal artist.

- Amos Lee

Career I Think

When I was little, my parents really only wanted me to be a scientist or a doctor; they had never even heard of law school. I think even these days if you were to tell your mother you want to be a fashion designer, or an artist or a writer, a lot of Asian parents would be alarmed because they don't think that's a secure career.

- Amy Chua

Confidence Anybody

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I'm able to do what I want without anybody thinking it's dumb.

- Amy Lee

Office Like

I was just, like, not at all the office type; I was the artist type.

- Ana Castillo

Development Been

My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It's been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.

- Anderson Paak

Art More People

As an artist, you're taking your experiences and placing them into your art. So the more experiences you have, the richer your art and more people can relate to it.

- Anderson Paak

Work Help

I'm an artist, but, as I get older, I really want to do philanthropic work and help people.

- Andie MacDowell

Art Better

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

- Andre Gide

Art Better

Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

- Andre Gide

Private Made

The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.

- Andre Malraux

Along Tenor

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

- Andre Maurois

Voice Jennifer

I am honored I have performed 'Quizas Quizas Quizas' with Jennifer Lopez, an eclectic artist who thanks to the charismatic power of her voice and to her soft sensuality, has managed to make this song particularly convincing.

- Andrea Bocelli

Me Like

I'm an artist; affirmation is like catnip to me.

- Andrea Riseborough

Think I Think

I think any artist is a perfectionist by their nature.

- Andrea Riseborough

Career Several

I did pose for 'Black and White' magazine, a prestigious, artistic publication, several years ago... I did this as a piece of art and make no apologies for the creative decisions I've made as an artist in my 20-year career.

- Andrea Thompson

Conceive Out

There is a slight problem with being a conceptual artist these days: You won't get paid. But this levels the field and takes the art of money out of the field of serious art. The only conceptual artists who would conceive of making money on the Internet are a lowbrow species known as hustlers.

- Andrei Codrescu

My Life I Am Happy

One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.

- Andres Serrano

I Am Am

I am just an artist.

- Andres Serrano

I Am Photographer

I am an artist first and a photographer second.

- Andres Serrano

Think I Think

I think you could go back to any filmmaker or musician or artist, and look at what their input was in their formative years, and you could trace all the lines.

- Andrew Stanton

Move Get

As an artist, you have an opportunity to get in and move things around in people.

- Andy Grammer

Why Use

I understand why people went nuts for 'The Artist.' We use words so much, it's nice to be able to explore a different way of communication, to be able to express silently what someone - or something - is thinking or feeling.

- Andy Serkis

My Own Spent

I spent a lot of time on my own working out the physical vocabulary for how Gollum moved. As I say, I drew on a lot of Tolkein's descriptions of how he moves, but also the conceptual artist sketches.

- Andy Serkis

Discovered Rod

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!

- Andy Taylor

Art Need

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.

- Andy Warhol

Job Description Too

Voyeurism is a director's job description. It's an artist's, too.

- Andy Warhol

Want Box

I want to be an artist you cannot categorize at all. You can't put a box around me. You can't put anything around me.

- Angel Haze

Welcomes Another

The artist in me welcomes another opportunity to be creative.

- Angela Robinson

Been Anybody

To be in any way a positive contribution, that's all anybody wants to be. It's all I've ever wanted to be. I wanted to be an artist, be a mother. You want to feel that in your life you've been of use, in whatever way that comes out.

- Angelina Jolie

Very Some

It is a joy to be an artist, but it doesn't mean very much unless that work is somehow useful in some way and contributes to others.

- Angelina Jolie

Always Directors

As an artist, program directors always want to put you in a little box.

- Angie Stone

Always Going

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.

- Anish Kapoor

Work Set

I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work.

- Anish Kapoor