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Auguste Renoir Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Auguste Renoir.

An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself,
and listen only to his real master: Nature.
- Auguste Renoir

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

 

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

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An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

A group or an artist shouldn't get his money until his boss gets his.
- Bobby Darin

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
- Novalis

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
- Jodie Foster

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

The writer, when he is also an artist,
is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
- Elia Kazan

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place:
from the sky,
from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
- Pablo Picasso

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently
responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
- Lewis Mumford

Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist.
- Smokey Robinson

Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is,
I'm just going to say it, I am an artist,
I have to do this, I have to do this.
- Tea Leoni

Chet loved artists.
He did.
But he was caught up in the system.
He had two hats.
He had to have 'em because he did two things:
he was an artist,
and he was an executive.
- Waylon Jennings

Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
- Pablo Picasso

To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought,
this - and only this - is to be an artist.
- Jacques-Louis David

There are a lot of people who can now see me as an
artist for the first time.
- Alison Moyet

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when
the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?
- Lou Reed

Computer technology is so built into our lives that
it's part of the surround of every artist.
- Steven Levy

One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
- Jean Cocteau

The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free
the figures slumbering in the stone.
- Michelangelo

The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice,
and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings,
it showed up both with unusual clarity.
- George Grosz

I'm inspired by nature.
Other artist's work is important for developing my perception.
- Mike Thompson

That was a wonderful period in my life.
I mean, I didn't become an artist, but somebody let me do something I loved.
What a luxury, to do something you love to do.
- Amy Tan

Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist.
- Bill Budge

I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.
- Terri Windling

The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries
with terror before being defeated.
- Charles Baudelaire

The highest art is always the most religious,
and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
- Abraham Lincoln

An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art.
An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist.
- Stephen Stills

It is a good motive, fame and money,
as it is tangible and measurable.
Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible
and certainly not a way to become rich.
- Dirk Benedict

Think of an economy where people could be an artist
or a photographer or a writer without worrying about
keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
- Nancy Pelosi

It took a bit of talking through administrative people,
but only once did an attorney try and get in the way
of the process and say their artist couldn't do it.
- Jules Shear

The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands
and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.
- Albrecht Druer

For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

Let's just say that I think any person who aspires,
presumes, or feels the calling to be an artist has
a built-in sense of duty.
- Patti Smith

Being beautiful can be a curse, especially if you want
to be an artist and create.
- Juliette Lewis

I like to make records sound good.
I'm more like a reducer than a producer.
If an artist cannot produce themselves,
what's the point?
- Branford Marsalis

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

I don't think any one person, whether artist or not,
has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility
of the way things are on anyone else.
- Robert Rauschenberg

An artist is his own fault.
- John O'Hara

People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I'm this cool,
brooding artist.
But I'm just having fun with it.
- Lenny Kravitz

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer


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