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I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
I'm one of those people who thinks you can have a happy life and still be an artist.
The ability to make somebody feel something: that's art. However you look at it, whether you're an author, a painter, a singer, a rapper, a spoken-word artist - art.
To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.
There was a long time where I was an 'artist' in quotes, who had no money. But I guess back then I also never had a girlfriend.
I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
I think that the problem is that people fear so many things and they don't live life to its fullest. And for me as an artist, if God should want me to come this Wednesday to the end of my life, so be it.
I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.
Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.
I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.
If you're an original thinker, you are going get told 'no' a lot, and you have to be able to hear 'no' many times from the bankers and trust that at some point, someone is going to recognize that you are an artist and not a can of soda.
As a woman, and as somebody in the public eye, we always have to be ready for the red carpet and have the nicest outfit, work with the best makeup artist. While all that's nice, we're also human beings.
There is the intent of the writer and the interpretation by the artist. What the writer intended and what the artist interprets is not a 1-to-1 translation. It's a crossing of ideas that generates the stories that you see in print.
I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
My mother encouraged me to be artistic. It was written in a contract at an early age that I would be an artist.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
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 moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
George Edward Moore
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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