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.
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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