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Top 100 Quotes About Artist Life

#1. In order to thrive as artists we need to be available to the universal flow. When we put a stopper on our capacity for joy by anorectically declining the small gifts of life, we turn aside the larger gifts as well. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#2. Grace, not willpower, is what ultimately empowers us to live loving lives. Creativity, both in what spawns within the artist and the artifact, can be a vital source of that grace. - Author: Ronald Rolheiser
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#3. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to. - Author: Janet Fitch
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#4. Many works of the past complete what they announce they are going to do, to our increasing boredom. Certain others plague me because I cannot follow their intentions. I can tell at a glance what Fabritius is doing, but I am spending my life trying to find out what Rembrandt was up to. - Author: Philip Guston
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#5. I want to remind you today that the greatest Artist of all time created you. He dreamed about you long before you were born, before a single brushstroke of your life took place. - Author: Victoria Osteen
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#6. Surely there is a knowing behind it all. There is a teacher, an expresser, a creator, an artist perhaps, a poet certainly that has designed and presented all of the clues that we need to navigate life with some degree of grace, and perhaps with a greater degree of happiness than we now have. - Author: Jeffrey R. Anderson
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#7. I believe that if your primary motivation in life is to be moral, you don't become an artist. - Author: Mary Gordon
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#8. Make your life your art. It doesn't have to be that you're an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that's your art. Find your art; find your thing you love. - Author: Gerard Way
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#9. To be an artist means to invite an occupation into your life that requires commitment and hard work, but the rewards and satisfaction you'll get make the work seem like play. But you have to do it every day. - Author: Veronica Lawlor
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#10. This is the story of an electrically alive young woman on the brink of her adult life. An artist equally attuned to the light as the shadows, with a limitless hunger for experience and knowledge, completely unafraid of life's more frightening opportunities. - Author: Elizabeth Winder
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#11. You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it; as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do. - Author: Tony Kushner
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#12. Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#13. I am an artist ... I am here to live out loud. - Author: Emile Zola
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#14. I don't want to just be an actor my whole life. I mean I do want to be an actor my whole life but not only an actor, I want to be an artist. - Author: Ansel Elgort
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#15. Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#16. I don't want to compare myself to Picasso, but he had four or five periods in his life. Any good artist grows and changes and matures. - Author: Tucker Max
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#17. Everyone always comes to one point in their life as an artist where you can either let your heart guide you or your ego. - Author: Louie Anderson
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#18. What are we artists for? We are for showing you what you've wandered for to find the home of your spirit ... - Author: Hiroko Sakai
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#19. History has proven that it's impossible to crush the artist. There's always gonna be a need for somebody to write a poem or sing a song about something, about life - that makes it real. There's the word that goes beyond the word. - Author: Mos Def
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#20. I don't know what I'd do with my life if it wasn't for animation.' I guess I would be an artist, or do something with animals. I have a passion for animals. Maybe I would've become a veternarian. - Author: Andreas Deja
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#21. From the moment I held the box of colors in my hands, I knew this was my life. I threw myself into it like a beast that plunges towards the thing it loves. - Author: Henri Matisse
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#22. Artists never seem to get bored with life. - Author: John Kurtz
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#23. My dream is to continue to be an artist who gets to be different individuals from different walks of life. - Author: Hosea Chanchez
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#24. Artists with the lack of proper education and experience of working from life will copy whatever is visible on the photograph, without knowing what's underneath. As a result, instead of creating the in-depth and full of character portrait, they draw a mask with no soul. - Author: Igor Babailov
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#25. Nobody catches you if you fall. - Author: Siren Waroe
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#26. Real artist cannot be blackmailed. I suspect they've been confessing shit all their life. - Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
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#27. A garden is a result of an arrangement of natural materials according to aesthetic laws; interwoven throughout are the artist's outlook on life, his past experiences, his affections, his attempts, his mistakes and his successes. - Author: Roberto Burle Marx
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#28. Being an artist is not exactly the most universally respected, or secure thing to do with your life. It can be frightening and you can feel that you're taking a lot of risks just with your own life, and your family's security. But the rewards outweigh those things. - Author: Joan Osborne
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#29. Why is it every other person you meet says they're an artist? A real artist doesn't need to gas on about it, he doesn't have time. He does his work and sweats it out in silence, and no one can help him at all. - Author: Paula McLain
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#30. For some reason I can't explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you're doing and keep your imagination open. That's a youthful way of looking at life and I think that reflects in how you age. - Author: Joshua Bell
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#31. When people say that nothing happens in their lives I believe them. But you must understand that everything happens to an artist; time is always redeemed, nothing is lost and wonders never cease. - Author: Muriel Spark
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#32. The serious revolutionary, like the serious artist, can't afford to lead a sentimental or self-deceiving life. - Author: Adrienne Rich
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#33. All people are struggling to be creative in some way, and the artist is the one who has succeeded in this task of life. - Author: Rollo May
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#34. The myth of 'You have to be a tortured artist' is a myth," says Lin. "You can have a happy, healthy life and still go to all these crazy dark places in your writing, and then go play with your child and hug your wife. - Author: Jeremy McCarter
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#35. Being a digital artist enables me to take my signature pieces and place them in a dimensional reality that only really exists within my head. Then I can bring it to life. - Author: Kesh
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#36. I say that I suffer from what Rosalind Krauss was calling the post-medium condition, where an artist essentially employs several mediums in order to bring to life whatever specific ideas that they have. For me it's always been that way. - Author: Rashid Johnson
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#37. That's part of the requirement for me to be an artist is that you're trying to share your personal existence with others and trying to illuminate modern life, trying to understand life. - Author: Francis Ford Coppola
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#38. We were really poor when I was growing up; my parents, both artists, were bohemians. Life was a desperate struggle, but in service of a high ideal, which is exactly what my photographs are about. - Author: Justine Kurland
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#39. Until you learn that an artist cannot afford to scorn any phase of life that is human, you will never do great work. - Author: Marjorie Benton Cooke
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#40. All art speaks in signs and symbols. No one can explain how it happens that the artist can waken to life in us the existence that he has seen and lives through. No artistic speech is the adequate expression of what it represents; its vital force comes from what is unspoken in it. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#41. THIS ACTION THAT I FORESEE
has nothing to do with melodrama
It is that life as lived by me now is a series of exceptions
I was (am?) not unique but special.
This is why I was an artist - Author: Francesca Woodman
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#42. As an artist you organize your life so that you get a chance to paint, a window of time, but that's no guarantee you'll create anything worth all your effort. You're always haunt by the idea you're wasting your life. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#43. You can't reject anything in your life as an artist. Everything has its use. - Author: Richard C. Armitage
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#44. I have no regrets. I have not one single regret. I was born with a wonderful DNA where I felt that my life was not a race against someone else or another artist. It was probably internal. - Author: Andy Kim
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#45. The work of the artist is not so much what you say or what you know, it's recognizing what you know. That's what life is about. That's what photography is about. You see something, or you hear someone say something, and you say That is a truth. You know, deep in you. That's when you start shooting. - Author: Sylvia Plachy
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#46. But then no artist expects grace from the vulgar mind, or style from the suburban intellect. Vulgarity and stupidity are two very vivid facts in modern life. One regrets them, naturally. But there they are. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#47. I wanted to be a pariah, because all my heroes were cult artists, people who devoted their lives to poking into very narrow, very deep corners - Erik Satie, Alfred Jarry, Malcolm Lowry - people who suffered in order to express their vision of life. - Author: Jim Woodring
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#48. In our life there is a single color, as on an artist palette which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. - Author: Marc Chagall
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#49. I used to think it was possible for an artist to alter the inner life of the culture. Now bomb-makers and gunmen have taken that territory. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#50. It's a shock for me to go through and see all those years of painting my life, which is very personal for me. It's a very difficult thing for an artist to look back at his work. - Author: Andrew Wyeth
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#51. In my experience, what every true artist wants, really wants, is to be paid. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#52. Being passionate about something is the most beautiful characteristic you can develop. - Author: Charlotte Eriksson
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#53. I see many people who disguise themselves. I know some people who say, "I'm an artist, I'm very creative, I'm different from ordinary people." But I don't believe those people. I like to see the strangeness or weirdness in ordinary people or ordinary scenery or ordinary, everyday life. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#54. Artists were always referred to as great artists. I thought that's what the profession was. One word: great-artist. There wasn't one moment in my life when I thought I wanted to be anything else. - Author: Hedda Sterne
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#55. For Dylan, it seems, life is always the next gig. Changing pace and location are essential to his survival as an artist. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#56. If you're an artist, you want to draw from real life; you want to draw from experiences, emotion, and it's something that a lot of musicians juggle with. I've always found it so fascinating. - Author: Damien Chazelle
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#57. I owe it all to words and art, the peace that came with a flicker of a pen silenced the suffering; eased the pain and life that was once filled with burden became sane again. It Became meaningful.
Art does matter, it made me, when the world changed me. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#58. As an artist, I do not need to be rich but I do need to be richly supported. I cannot allow my emotional and intellectual life to stagnate or the work will show it. My life will show it. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#59. The decision as to when to photograph, the actual click of the shutter, is partly controlled from the outside, by the flow of life, but it also comes from the mind and the heart of the artist. The photograph is his vision of the world and expresses, however subtly, his values and convictions. - Author: Paul Strand
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#60. I am a serious artist in my own right, in the sense that I've spent my entire life being an artist and trying to be an artist and making work. - Author: David Shrigley
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#61. She gave life a meaning.
She was art, dressed like a painters pallet, bright and unaware of how goddam beautiful she could be turned into; with the right touch, her smile was the brush and her story was the canvas. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#62. May those who have touched our canvas with their eyes and hearts grow knowing the joy and wonder of an artist of life. - Author: Robert Regis Dvorak
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#63. Artists are controlled by the life that beats in them, like the ocean beats on the shore. - Author: Dorothea Lange
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#64. Life is the greatest art of all, and the master artist is the man who is living the beautiful life. - Author: John Edgar Park
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#65. Yes, but the artist?" said Nigel almost fiercely. "He's different, you know he is. He's driven by some compulsion: if he can't do what he knows he has to do with his life he might as well be dead. He's got to break through the world's indifference, or else break himself against it. He can't help it. - Author: Mary Stewart
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#66. I'm not the type of artist that's like, 'Let's go out and party and dance your life away!' I think those artists are so cool, but I wanted meaning in my songs and they have messages. - Author: Claudia Lee
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#67. Renaissance artist Gregorio Comanini, has counseled the equivalent of Live an ordinary, regular life so you can be irregular and brilliant in your creativity. - Author: Jeff VanderMeer
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#68. I went out of my way to try not to be an artist, because I thought I would end up leading a miserable, obscure life. I tried to escape it for as long as I could, until I had to admit at 25 that that was my path. - Author: Sam Taylor-Wood
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#69. If a man becomes more mature due to certain episodes in his life, it gives him the opportunity to look at life in a much more deep way. I believe the artist and the man work parallel, with the same feelings, the same soul, the same sensitivity. - Author: Jose Carreras
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#70. Painting, art in general, enchants me. It is my life. What else matters? When you put all your soul into a work, all that is noble in you, you cannot fail to find a kindred soul who understands you, and you do not need a host of such spirits. Is not that all an artist should wish for? - Author: Camille Pissarro
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#71. I am a very lucky artist in the sense that I have had all my life a lot of opportunities to do what I want to do. - Author: Robert Barry
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#72. An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known. This makes life lovely and lively. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#73. The life of an artist is a continuous journey, the path long and never ending. - Author: Justin Beckett
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#74. I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. - Author: Justin Bieber
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#75. This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave. - Author: Tom Wolfe
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#76. I understand loud and clearly, with my sound mind - Author: Andrea L'Artiste
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#77. My first book really did change my life. It allowed me to fully express myself. There was a sense that I was worth something as an artist. - Author: Gary Shteyngart
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#78. Robert Mapplethorpe, I met in 1967. He was a student at Pratt, though even as a student a fully formed artist. We went through many things in our life together. He became my loved one, then my best friend. - Author: Patti Smith
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#79. I want to be a recording artist for my whole entire life. But Broadway is something I would come back to at any given moment. I love, love, love doing theater. - Author: Ariana Grande
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#80. Life direct ... is what Flaubert and Joyce have convinced themselves the man may never get quite clear of but the artist has nothing to do with. What they can't admit is that t is overrated: which artists, faking and fumbling it together out of spit and toothpicks, should know best of all. - Author: Marvin Mudrick
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#81. My whole life, I have listened to people like Neil Young, or Crosby, Stills & Nash, and artists that have made a career out of the mellow, folky, acoustic dynamic. - Author: Dave Grohl
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#82. If living life is an art , let us all become an artist - Author: Rajdeep Mittal
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#83. For the life of me, I'll never understand how you can be an artist but not want people to understand who you are as a person. - Author: Blake Shelton
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#84. Being an artist is not only what you do, but how you live your life. - Author: Ben Shahn
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#85. But the self is precisely the integrator; it is the synthetic unity, as Kant said. It is the artist of life. It is only a small factor in the total organism/environment interaction, but it plays the crucial role of finding and making the meanings that we grow by. - Author: Paul Goodman
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#86. I am happiest sitting against a tree, with my notebook or sketchpad on my knee, capturing the moment. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#87. It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill - it's a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I'm all right when I completely immerse myself in work, but I'll always remain half crazy. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#88. She pours sugar on her life
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#89. Whoever uses the spirit that is
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#90. Life is like a jigsaw puzzle; Not a "Box of chocolate" You have to put the pieces together to get the 'real' picture. - Author: Andrea L'Artiste
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#91. And the eye became a body, the murky heart of a rose. The sinister shadow of an orchid. Or the indolent poppy balanced behind the ear of Baudelaire. - Author: Patti Smith
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#92. I can obviously relate to a character who is an artist, because the creative process is a big part of my life. - Author: Paul Dano
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#93. I have always been a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, but above all, am actualising myself to be an artist of life. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#94. I love doing logos. I've been a graphic artist all my life. - Author: Tim Allen
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#95. Starving artist: starving for affection, starving for attention - Author: Jessica-Lynn Barbour
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#96. I'm very happy with my lot. I like the variety I get. You don't want to spend your life repeating yourself. It's true of any kind of artist, you want to explore as wide and far as you can go, so that's what I've been trying to do. - Author: Toni Collette
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#97. Start thinking of yourself as an artist and your life as a work-in-progress. - Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
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#98. I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored, and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist. - Author: Brandon Boyd
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#99. The impulse of nature, fused through the personality of the artist by laws arising from the particular nature of the medium, produces the rhythm and the personal expression of a work. Then the life of the composition becomes a spiritual unity. - Author: Hans Hofmann
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#100. I didn't originally intend to be an artist; I was much more interested in decorative arts--daily life, beautiful objects. - Author: Helaine Posner
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