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Art / Artists Displaying 21 through 30 of 62 Quotes

"Every artist was first an amateur."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"Everyone is an artist."  (Joseph Beuys, German artist, 1921-85)

"Everything is shit. The word art must be redefined. This is the age where everyone creates."  (Patti Smith)

"For a true artist, difficulties become opportunities and clouds become solid present."  (Alejandro Jodorowsky)

"I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time."  (George Orson Welles)

"I'm an artist. Artists make mistakes."  (Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and filmmaker, regarding A Place for Lovers, 1969)

"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."  (John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, 1917-63)

"Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art."  (Tom Stoppard)

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."  (Ernst Fischer)

"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize."  (Pauline Kael, American film critic , 1919-2001)

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