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German poet and philosopher 1844-1900+1
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
Russian writer 1828-19100
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-19830
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.Source: Your Private Sky: Discourse (2001)
American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-0
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-19730
A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit, it hits all by itself.Source: Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon (1973)
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC0
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.
Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, vocalist and musician 1945-0
A lot of things encouraged me to start my label. I think it's very important for an artist to know how many records they've sold and where they've sold. I know that I have never been treated the way I'm supposed to be treated - like an artist. That's why I do things for myself. I feel like I'm a free man.
Abraham H. Maslow
American psychologist 1908-19700
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
American writer 1924-19870
A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.
British architect and writer 1973-0
A true architect is not an artist but an optimistic realist. They take a diverse number of stakeholders, extract needs, concerns, and dreams, then create a beautiful yet tangible solution that is loved by the users and the community at large. We create vessels in which life happens.
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-19730
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work ''comes'' to him.
American opera composer0
America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
An artist cannot fail; it is a succes to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley
American sociologist 1864-19290
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.