— Jasper Johns American artist 1930
as quoted in photo-exhibition 'Cy Twombly', museum Marseille Amsterdam, autumn 2008
„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
— 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.
— Izaak Walton English author and biographer 1593 - 1683
Epistle to the Reader.
„Being an artist is being an isolated individual. But the development of the creative foundation of the encumbers the individual artists more and more with the prevailing problems. You are of your time whether you like it or not. Developing ones foundation to an artist means continually revising it. The artistic formulae wear thin quickly and yet daily the artist — when developing his own foundation — must enter his own time and the problems of other contemporary artists. Paths cross and the soil of time is starting to be turned.“
— Asger Jorn Danish artist 1914 - 1973
Quote in the late 1960s, as cited in Asger Jorn (2002) by Arken Museum of Modern Art, p. 28
„Contact with other artists has always been of great importance to me. When the artists I know best used to meet.... the talk was mostly of ideas in painting. There was an unconscious collaboration between artists. Whether you agreed or disagreed was of no consequence. It was exciting and you were compelled to paint over your head.... If your painting was criticized adversely, you either imitated someone to give it importance, or you simply suffered and painted harder to make your feelings on canvas convincing... What does happen when artists meet is that we are able to see more clearly the unfolding of character as time goes on.“
— William Baziotes American painter 1912 - 1963
Quote from Baziotes' text for the symposium 'The Creative process', Art Digest Vol. 28, no 8, 15; January 1954, p. 33 Baziotes is referring here to the many art-debates and exchanges between the New York Abstract Expressionist artists
„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
„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."
— James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997
As quoted in "The Michener Phenomenon" by Caryn James in The New York Times (8 September 1985)
— Louise Bourgeois American and French sculptor 1911 - 2010
— Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
— 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