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Carl Maria von Weber Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carl Maria von Weber.

An artist's sphere of influence is the world.
- Carl Maria von Weber

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
- Carl Maria von Weber

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I didn't really think about becoming a professional
artist until high school,
when I realized that everything else required too much math.
- Phil Foglio

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

Being an artist is a very long game.
It is not a 10-year game.
I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80.
- Anish Kapoor

Life and people are complex.
A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician.
We don't see the world that simply.
- Joyce Carol Oates

It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think
his medium is limiting him,
and I think we all recognize this.
- Steve Albini

Once in his lifetime every artist feels the hand of
God and creates something that comes alive.
- Crane Wilbur

I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies,
after I had a string of hits and successes,
as a performer and a recording artist,
that I wasn't saying anything.
- Boz Scaggs

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are
a further expression of that.
But I don't think there is an active,
ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
- Leonard Baskin

The thing to judge in any jazz artist is,
does the man project and does he have ideas.
- Miles Davis

I've always seen myself as sort of this funky,
eclectic artist.
- Suzy Bogguss

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
- Beck

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord.
Interpret nature and you are an artist.
- Jacques Lipchitz

An original artist is unable to copy.
So he has only to copy in order to be original.
- Jean Cocteau

I feel like I have the greatest life an artist could dream of.
- Tommy Shaw

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work,
but in the excellence of the work he produces.
- Thomas Aquinas

Being an artist doesn't mean that you're a good artist.
That was the bargain I first made with myself:
I'd say,
I'm an artist, but I'm not really very good.
- Paul Simon

Someone told me there was a publisher that could find
a good home for my songs,
but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career
in the business as an artist.
- Michael Bolton

I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.
- Courtney Love

America tends to worship the modest talent because
it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
- Carlisle Floyd

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.
- Theophile Gautier

A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard
that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre
until she is placed on the bier.
- Edith Evans

What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators.
- Igor Stravinsky

There are two men inside the artist,
the poet and the craftsman.
One is born a poet.
One becomes a craftsman.
- Emile Zola

An artist's career always begins tomorrow.
- James Whistler

The true gourmet, like the true artist,
is one of the unhappiest creatures existent.
His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks:
perfection.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under
the most diverse forms of reality.
Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
- Gustave Courbet

Everybody's an artist.
Everybody's God.
It's just that they're inhibited.
- Yoko Ono

Derek Trucks is a real good new artist.
He's a young guy.
- Johnny Winter

There was never any effort made out there to improve the artist.
- Jackie Cooper

What do you say when someone has truly inspired you?
How do you express to an artist how deeply their work has affected you?
- Laura Dern

But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do,
I am indeed a Jewish artist.
- Theodore Bikel


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