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“The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
“Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.”
“And moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul . . . the brave soul. The soul that dares and defies.”
“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.”
“Art knows no limit, and the artists will never achieve perfection.”
“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.”
“The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.”
“The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.”
Willa Sibert Cather
“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”
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