„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.“

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„You become an artist to upset your family.“

— Günter Brus Austrian artist 1938
P. 51 (Gunter Brus.Nach uns die Malflut!Pheoretische Poesien.Klagenfurt:Ritter Verlag,2003, p. 135)

„To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.“

— Jasper Johns American artist 1930
as quoted in photo-exhibition 'Cy Twombly', museum Marseille Amsterdam, autumn 2008

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„The real reality is there, but everything you KNOW about “it” is in your mind and your
to do with as you like. Conceptualization is art, and YOU ARE THE ARTIST“

— Gregory Hill, Principia Discordia ● Or ● How I Found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her: The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger

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„Some of you are doomed to be artists.“

— Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991
Though often used by Graham, she credited this to Robert Edmond Jones. Agnes de Mille states in "The Life and Work of Martha Graham" (2010), p. 215: It was Jones who used to say to his classes, "Some of you are doomed to be artists." Martha picked up this phrase and used it many times thereafter.

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„As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.“

— Izaak Walton English author and biographer 1593 - 1683
Epistle to the Reader.

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„I believe that as a martial artist even if you can't win a fight, you should be able to not be able to die or lose.“

— Nate Diaz American mixed martial artist 1985
As quoted in "Nate Diaz discusses win over Conor McGregor" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg6NkqFPOyY (5 March 2016), UFC on FOX, FOX

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„It is so difficult to mix with artists! You must choose business men to talk to, because artists only talk of money.“

— Jean Sibelius Finnish composer of the late Romantic period 1865 - 1957
Bengt de Törne Sibelius: A Close-Up (London: Faber and Faber, 1937), p. 94. Usually quoted as "Musicians talk of nothing but money and jobs. Give me businessmen every time. They really are interested in music and art."

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„The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you.“

— James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997
As quoted in "The Michener Phenomenon" by Caryn James in The New York Times (8 September 1985)

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„To describe externals, you become a scientist. To describe experience, you become an artist.“

— Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996
Context: To describe externals, you become a scientist. To describe experience, you become an artist. The old distinction between artists and scientists must vanish. Every time we teach a child correct usage of an external symbol, we must spend as much time teaching him how to fission and reassemble external grammar to communicate the internal. The training of artists and creative performers can be a straightforward, almost mechanical process. When you teach someone how to perform creatively (ie, associate dead symbols in new combinations), you expand his potential for experiencing more widely and richly. Changing My Mind, Among Others : Lifetime Writings (1982), p. 76; also in Change Your Brain (2000), p. 72

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