“The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.”
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“The artist is the only one who knows that the world is a subjective creation, that there is a choice to be made, a selection of elements”
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.”
“The artist who is not also a craftsman is no good; but, alas, most of our artists are nothing else”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.”
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