artists

A Quote by Banksy on advertising, creativity, art, and artists

The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.

Banksy

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Will Self on writing, writers, creativity, art, artists, and philosophy

Well, I wanted to be a philosopher, which is the idlest occupation in the world. I wanted to be involved in abstract thought, but because of various problems with the authorities I wasn't able to pull that one off. A lifetime of idleness in academia would have really suited me. So I was thrown out, as it were. Other than that, there seemed no possible idle occupations, so writing . . . although writing isn't exactly idleness. There's an enormous tension between indolence and languor.

Will Self

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on artists, stillness, mind, and peace

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on artists, children, and creativity

All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on art, artists, sex, creativity, and bliss

The artist's experience lies so unbelievably close to the sexual, to its pain and its pleasure, that the two phenomena are really just different forms of one and the same longing and bliss.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 25

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Henry Miller on artists and art

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Contributed by: Library Drone

A Quote by Marc Chagall on art, wonder, marc, chagall, artist, artists, paint, painting, and world

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

Marc Chagall

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/marc_chagall.html

Contributed by: artsyashley_1987

A Quote by Marc Chagall on art, wonder, marc, chagall, artist, artists, paint, painting, and world

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

Marc Chagall

Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/marc_chagall.html

Contributed by: artsyashley_1987

A Quote by Anne-Marie Oomen on writers and artists

Our job is to enter your heart.

Anne-Marie Oomen

Contributed by: Sara

A Quote by David C. Bojorquez on wisdom, light, art, artists, discernment, and success

Light attracts butterflies and mosquitoes.  Wisdom is knowing the difference.

David Bojorquez

Contributed by: The Conscious Filmmaker™

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