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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

- James McNeill Whistler

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Print There is no must in art because art is free.
- Vasily Kandinsky
Visual Arts
Print We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
- B.B. King
Print Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.
- Martin Kippinberger
Visual Arts
Print Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
Literary Arts
Print Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Never settle for anything less than your best.
- Brian Tracy
Visual Arts
Print The road to success is always under construction.
- Lily Tomlin
Print Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Literary Arts
Print All art requires courage.
- Anne Tucker
Visual Arts
Print All creations demand greenery of spirit.
- Diana Vreeland
Visual Arts
Print What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike
Visual Arts
Print You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain
Literary Arts
Print Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Simonides
Literary Arts
Print Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills
Visual Arts
Print The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare
Print Dancing is silent poetry.
- Simonides
Print Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp
Visual Arts
Print A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Leopold Stokowski
Print Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag
Visual Arts
Print All mankind's inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality.
- Stuart Wilde
Literary Arts
Print The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
- Oscar Wilde
Print Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
- Oscar Wilde
Print Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Visual Arts
Print The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Émile Zola
Literary Arts
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