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I think that as an artist, the more that you can do to diversify, and kind of challenge yourself, the more you grow.

Tags: Challenge, Yourself  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

I embraced being a pop artist, but I like doing it on my own terms, at my own pace.

Tags: Pace, Pop  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

When have you ever heard of a cantor or any artist turning anyone down when he is strongly urged to perform?

Tags: Anyone, Heard  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

Tags: Lie, Work  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

An artist cannot do anything slovenly.

Tags: Cannot  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

Tags: Art, Greatest  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Tags: Draw, Enough  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts.

Tags: Integrity, Kinds  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac.

Tags: Celluloid  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Tags: Art, Great  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

Tags: Feeling, Portrait  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.

Tags: Critic, Public  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Tags: Job, Mystery  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.

Tags: Political, Struggle  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

I'm a performance artist first; I'm a recording artist second.

Tags: Recording, Second  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

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.

Tags: Said, Work  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen.

Tags: Happen, Knew  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks.

Tags: Feelings, Mother  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.

Tags: Alone, Men  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I've always felt that I would rather see an actor, writer, or musician's work, rather than actually know the person. If you know too much about an artist, it somehow lessens their ability to do their work as well.

Tags: Rather, Work  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I was a scam artist in high school for a while.

Tags: School, While  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.

Tags: Born, Less  ✍ Author: Maria Callas
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I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.

Tags: Serious, Woman  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

I'm growing as an artist and expanding my range,and not pigeonholing myself by doing the same thing, over and over.

Tags: Expanding, Growing  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

I am not worthy to be on a Mariah Carey record. She's a true artist, so I just step back and watch the genius occur.

Tags: She, True  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.

Tags: Great, Moment  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

I've never read a screenplay in advance. You trust the artist.

Tags: Read, Trust  ✍ Author: Beatrice Dalle

I think that it's the job of the artist to be in transition and constantly learn more.

Tags: Job, Learn  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

Tags: Cherish, Function  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

I'm definitely a pop artist at heart.

Tags: Definitely, Heart  ✍ Author: Sheena Easton

I usually prepare a track and then I work with the artist when it's time to do the vocals.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

I can draw really well. And I like to paint. I'm a bit of an artist.

Tags: Bit, Paint  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.

Tags: Great, Tragedy  ✍ Author: Loren Eiseley

This is a way for artists to communicate directly to their fans. If you think of an artist like Bruno Mars, he's using Spotify, creating playlists and listening to music through it.

Tags: Artists, Music  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience.

Tags: Challenge, Patience  ✍ Author: Brett Eldredge

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.

Tags: Extinction, Progress  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

When I first started out in the music industry and went to Elektra Records, I didn't go to be an artist, I went to get a record label started. And they said in order to have a label deal, I had to be an artist - so that's what I did.

Tags: Music, Said  ✍ Author: Missy Elliott

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

Tags: Art, Writes  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

Every artist was first an amateur.

Tags: Amateur, Art  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop.

Tags: Musician, Stop  ✍ Author: Siobhan Fahey

The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.

Tags: Between, Rest  ✍ Author: Federico Fellini

My advice is, if you are going to go on 'X Factor,' you have to know who you are as an artist.

Tags: Advice, Factor  ✍ Author: Rebecca Ferguson

The artist in me cries out for design.

Tags: Cries, Design  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.

Tags: Mechanic, Objective  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.

Tags: Choose, Free  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

My work as an artist is completely separate from my work as a philanthropist.

Tags: Separate, Work  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist.

Tags: Deal, Yourself  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them.

Tags: Off, Pretty  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

I don't fall into the category of tortured artist. But it's not made me more or less anything.

Tags: Fall, Less  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

But I'm not an artist. Maybe an artist with a small a.

Tags: Maybe, Small  ✍ Author: John Galliano

The scientist and the artist are both passionate about their exploration. What leads to my work is that I'm equally an artist and an engineer.

Tags: Both, Work  ✍ Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay

Paul is a very creative artist but I'm more that thorough, meticulous, disciplined nut.

Tags: Creative, Thorough  ✍ Author: Art Garfunkel

I think as any artist you always want to grow; you always want to get better.

Tags: Grow  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

It's like whether you're in a huge movie or you've just recorded an incredible album you've got to do the next thing, and that's part of being an artist.

Tags: Next, Whether  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.

Tags: Means, Serious  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.

Tags: Inner, Translate  ✍ Author: Theophile Gautier

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

Tags: Heart, Men  ✍ Author: Vincent Van Gogh

Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total opposite of what really happened. Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist. No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist.

Tags: Said, Wanted  ✍ Author: Sammy Hagar

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.

Tags: Depression, Good  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

A great artist is a great man in a great child.

Tags: Child, Great  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

I am an artisan. I only became an artist when people watch what I do. That is when it becomes art.

Tags: Art, Watch  ✍ Author: Rhys Ifans

As an artist, I've been very fortunate.

Tags: Fortunate  ✍ Author: Enrique Iglesias

I am not an artist which is 'in.'

 ✍ Author: Julio Iglesias

I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture.

Tags: History, Successful  ✍ Author: Julio Iglesias

I love a lot of the New York bands, but Patti Smith stands out. I just read 'Just Kids' and it's an inspirational, well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies.

Tags: Kids, Love  ✍ Author: James Iha

I always wanted to be an artist; being a songwriter for myself was always a must but being a songwriter for others has been a bonus.

Tags: Others, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jessie J

I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.

Tags: Creativity, Listening  ✍ Author: LL Cool J

For me, the gallery legitimates the art production and helps build collections. I don't think an artist should do everything by himself forever. I did it for years and then slowly built my circle of trust.

Tags: Art, Trust  ✍ Author: JR

I'm a contemporary artist and I show in art galleries and museums. I show a number of photographs and films, but I also make television programs, books and some appetizing, all with the same concept.

Tags: Art, Show  ✍ Author: Alison Jackson

The writer knows his own worth, and to be overvalued can confuse and destroy him as an artist.

Tags: Him, Worth  ✍ Author: Charles R. Jackson

I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist; I think he's created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like 'Novacane.'

Tags: Said, Song  ✍ Author: Curtis James Jackson

The new artist is meeting the general public before they meet the record company. They're able to put the material on YouTube and have a million views before they even meet an executive at a record company, and get the deal based on that.

Tags: Able, Put  ✍ Author: Curtis James Jackson

I'm not trying to save the world. As a musician and artist, it just ain't me.

Tags: Save, Trying  ✍ Author: Curtis James Jackson

You can only be free as an artist if you're free as a person.

Tags: Free  ✍ Author: Randy Jackson

I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist.

Tags: Almost, Sensitive  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson. I'm a creative artist. All I know from business I've picked up along the way.

Tags: Business, Creative  ✍ Author: Mick Jagger

I don't care who's playing. Even if it's my favorite artist, I'm probably not gonna go and see him.

Tags: Care, Him  ✍ Author: Etta James

There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It's totally impossible.

Tags: Impossible, Piece  ✍ Author: Wyclef Jean

As a producer, you're pretty much creating a body of work that an artist has to stand behind.

Tags: Pretty, Work  ✍ Author: Young Jeezy

I've always said that I count myself as a classical crossover artist. To be so, you have to have the core classical training, which I did for many, many years, but also be interested in the pop side of things. You can fit in somewhere in the middle. I feel I do that really well.

Tags: Said, Training  ✍ Author: Katherine Jenkins

The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

Tags: God, Within  ✍ Author: James Joyce

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.

Tags: Fool, Himself  ✍ Author: Pauline Kael

The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.

Tags: Eye, Soul  ✍ Author: Wassily Kandinsky

One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.

Tags: Oneself  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness.

Tags: Role, Seen  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation.

Tags: Freedom, Himself  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.

Tags: Problem, Symbolic  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work.

Tags: Agenda, Work  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.

Tags: Felt, Seriously  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

It's the role of the artist to pursue content.

Tags: Content, Role  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

I think being tortured as a virtue is a kind of antiquated sense of what it is to be an artist. It comes out of that Symbolist idea, back to Rimbaud and all that disordering of the senses and all of that being some exalted state. When I've been that way, I've always been less exalted than I would have liked.

Tags: Idea, Sense  ✍ Author: Mary Karr

Coming out as a Barbra Streisand fan was way more embarrassing than coming out as a lesbian. To be an artist of my generation willing to be unhip - artists were supposed to be like cowboys.

Tags: Generation, Lesbian  ✍ Author: Carmen Kass

The only honest and generous thing for me to do is to give people myself. That's all I've got as an artist, so I want to do that in an unflinching way.

Tags: Give, Honest  ✍ Author: Charlie Kaufman

The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.

Tags: Great, Suffering  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?

Tags: Acting, Good  ✍ Author: Elia Kazan

I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.

Tags: Knew, Wanted  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist.

Tags: Choices, Once  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

I don't think I could not have been with an artist of some kind, someone creative.

Tags: Creative, Someone  ✍ Author: Heidi Klum

I suppose I see myself as a modern soul artist.

Tags: Modern, Soul  ✍ Author: Lianne La Havas

I'm an actor, but I'm an artist.

Tags: Actor  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf