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Quotes of the Day for 30 November 2000 – Artistry

Yesterday's quotes on writing generated such good response, I thought I'd pick some on the subject of being an Artist.

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The quotes:

The genuine artist is as much a dissatisfied person as the revolutionary, yet how diametrically opposed are the products each distills from his dissatisfaction.:
     - Eric Hoffer

I don't think it's very useful to open wide the door for young artists; the ones who break down the door are more interesting.
     - Paul Schrader

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
     - William Faulkner

An artist painting a picture should have at his side a man with a club to hit him over the head when the picture is finished.
     - John Singer Sargent

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