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Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
It's good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
J. D. Salinger
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
It's getting too late in my life to care about the small things. It's getting too late to not be brave, to not live my life fully, to not try to be an artist. Trivial things like how nice your hotel room is, or if you have to be naked for a while, they fade away.
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist.
Lana Del Rey
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
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.
I take cabs if I need to get somewhere or I take car service. I don't drive, I wouldn't mind riding a bike... People think that because you become an entertainer you gotta have this rock star thug image. I'm an artist, man. I'm going to live like an artist.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool, brooding artist. But I'm just having fun with it.
Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.
The copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer.
When I see Kate Moss out and about, I think she looks more beautiful than when her hairdresser and make-up artist try and make her look like something else. And I remember when Madonna first asked Versace to book me to shoot a campaign with her, she came to see me wearing hardly any make-up, and she looked incredible.
A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
I've never really considered myself just a street artist. I consider myself a populist.
I was very camera shy. People like hot girls, so I put my music to hot girls and it just became a trend. The whole 'enigmatic artist' thing, I just ran with it. No one could find pictures of me.
To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.
I think about that 'empty' space a lot. That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way. I've had to learn that over the years - because one of the traps of being an artist is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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