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Nothing, indeed, is more... Nothing, indeed, is more dangerous to the young artist than any conception of ideal beauty: he is constantly led by it either into weak prettiness or lifeless abstraction: whereas to touch the ideal at all, you must not strip it of vitality.
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Observe the wonders as... Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
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Of all possible subjects,... Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.
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OK, everyone: shut up!... OK, everyone: shut up! And look at me! Welcome to ‘Visions of Nature.’ This room has several paintings in it. Some are big, some are small. People did them and they’re here now. I believe that after this is over, they’ll be hung in government buildings. Why the government is involved in an art show is beyond me. I also think it’s pointless for a human to paint scenes of nature when they could just go outside and stand in it. Anyway, please do not misinterpret the fact that I am talking right now as genuine interest in art and attempt to discuss it with me further. End of speech.
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On a day-to-day level,... On a day-to-day level, I love watching my kids accomplish the little things that seem trivial but are really milestones: seeing my son hit a baseball or watching my daughter draw something that actually looks like what she says she's drawing. Or hearing them say 'I love you.
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One of the reasons... One of the reasons why you like to do your own drawings is, your style changes over time. And there's something about that that keeps it fresh to the viewer.
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Only an artist can... Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
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Over the years, I've... Over the years, I've heard pop artists do some Christmas songs, and I haven't fully cared for them. They weren't the traditional Christmas music that I was raised on and love. Thinking of that, I wanted to make my songs mimic the classic Christmas songs.
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People go into cartooning... People go into cartooning because they're shy and they're angry. That's when you're sitting in the back of a classroom drawing the teacher.
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People use the guise... People use the guise of art, and artistic expression, to do all kinds of hateful things. It's like Trump and everybody else using the guise of humor to say hateful things, the excuse being, 'I was just being funny.'
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People who look at... People who look at my painting say that it makes them happy, like the feeling when you wake up in the morning. And happiness is the goal, isn't it?
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Real education consists in... Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself.
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Remember He is the... Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can't see it. So quietly submit to be painted---i.e., keep fulfilling all the obvious duties of your station (you really know quite well enough what they are!), asking forgiveness for each failure and then leaving it alone.You are in the right way. Walk---don't keep on looking at it. 
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Technique is really personality.... Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it.
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That terrible mood of... That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
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That’s why people listen... That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
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The Artist always has... The Artist always has the masters in his eyes. 
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The critic has to... The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
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The function of the... The function of the artist is to invent, not to chronicle.
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The great moral teachers... The great moral teachers of humanity were, in a way, artistic geniuses in the art of living.
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The highest art is... The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
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The little may contrast... The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
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'The Nightmare Before Christmas'... 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way.
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The old, sad art... The old, sad art colors are gone. Now I paint bright colors. I paint paintings which are happy, where children are laughing and playing with animals. I paint paradise on Earth. I still paint sadness sometimes, but there is sadness in the world, too.
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The poet, being an... The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects - things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language - either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.
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The sad fact is... The sad fact is that actual artistic oppression - book banning in its many modern forms - is a matter of course in the entertainment industry, especially when the underlying product is declared politically incorrect or runs contrary to the interests of Hollywood's political altar, the Democratic Party.
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The second-hand artist blindly... The second-hand artist blindly following his sensei or sifu accepts his pattern. As a result, his action is and, more importantly, his thinking become mechanical. His responses become automatic, according to set patterns, making him narrow and limited.
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The tongue like a... The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
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The true artist is... The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.
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There are so many... There are so many things I want to do. Like, I want to get an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens. Do and learn as much as I possibly can. Luckily, I have a lot more time.
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There is nothing more... There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. 
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There is something that... There is something that always will be true about painting and sculpture - that in order to really get it, you have to show up. That is something that is both sad and kind of beautiful about it. It remains analog. It remains special and irreducible.
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Thus the man who... Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.
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Travel is like a... Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.
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True art is characterized... True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
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Walking into the studio... Walking into the studio making 'Scared Hearts Club,' it was important for us as artists to write a joyful record, but using joy as a weapon because joy is the best weapon against oppression; it's the best weapon against depression.
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We are not all... We are not all the same. If you care that much, if you're that invested in us as artists and the changes that we're trying to make and the work that we're putting out there, then at least give us the same decency and respect to know that I am not Yara Shahidi and never will I be.
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We artists are a... We artists are a different breed of people. We're a happy bunch.
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We recommend for the... We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading.
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We tell people sometimes:... We tell people sometimes: we're like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn't take much to get you addicted.
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We tell them that... We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.
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We travel so much... We travel so much as touring musicians and artists that sometimes, when you hear a great song that you really think could be on your project, you go ahead and record it instead of try to write it.
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We want happy paintings.... We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.
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When I was a... When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artists to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn.
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When I'm painting, I'm... When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
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You can tell all... You can tell all our songs come from us and from our artists, the people we write with and travel with.
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You can waste your... You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
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Your style can be... Your style can be an artistic part of your personal leadership journey.
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You're really lucky as... You're really lucky as an artist if you get a role that changes you as a person.
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