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Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.
When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.
Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments.
Marilyn vos Savant
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't.
Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.
The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It's unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist.
As artists, we like night more than day sometimes.
I think a lot of people do big movies not because they are talented artists but because they can function in the circumstances.
Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they're also artists.
I am thankful that geniuses and artists and good people, no matter how hard it is, will eventually be recognized. I am doubly thankful that also goes for idiots.
I've never been able to say I've been influenced by a list of artists I like because I like thousands and thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them.
You don't know how much artists go through to make it look so easy. It's all in the practice.
Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.
My parents are artists; in their world, in the world of modern artists, you are supposed to just go into your studio and tune everything out, and your entire relationship with your work is supposed to be a super private one. That was the way to do it and you weren't deeply truly artistic if that wasn't the way you were engaging the press.
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
I love my body. I'm very much OK with it. I don't think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.
The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing - then a work of art may happen.
I think that what most artists are trying to do is trying to understand. I think what distinguishes creative people and/or artists from another type of person is perhaps a willingness to go headlong into that uncertainty.
The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
I don't know if there are artists out there who love their own records. I haven't met any, and I'm kind of extreme in the other direction, but therein lies the impetus to keep working and keep making new songs and new records.
Players are artists who create their own reality within the game.
Competitions are for horses, not artists.
I know I'm not the kind of person who's gonna wind up a walking jukebox, like many rock 'n' roll artists. They just play their hits and that's it. That doesn't appeal to me.
An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn't know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.
Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego.
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