Without our artists and storytellers, we have no history, and without history your future is unmoored -- we drift. It is art, never war, that carries culture forward.
If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.
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Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.
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As artists, we are eternally heartbroken.
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.
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Artists exist to show us the world. So do windows.
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All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Rembrandt painted portraits, The Karate Kid painted fences, and I paint my toenails. But I’m not a snob, I still consider those other two guys to be artists.
All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared
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Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
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If we can't, as artists, improve on real life, we should put down our pencils and go bake bread.
Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.