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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy

He who loves music learns to soothe his own sorrows.
Chinese proverb

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Victor Hugo

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso

Art is both creation and recreation. Of the two ideas, I think art as recreation or as sheer
play of the human spirit is more important.
Lin Yutang

Music can change the world because it can change people.
Bono

Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low
voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: A poem demands
pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
Jorge Luis Borges

Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.
Charles Dickens

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say, "He feels deeply, he feels tenderly."
Vincent van Gogh

One good thing about music - when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with
food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
William Somerset Maugham

When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath.
Salvador Dali

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle

I'm always trying to do better music. I don't know if I've written my best song yet. That's the
big question. It doesn't stop you trying.
Paul McCartney

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
Carl Sandburg

Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel
like killing someone.
George Harrison

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains
the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does
art color life.
John Lubbock

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Robert Frost

Art is the signature of man.
G. K. Chesterton

Music is a safe kind of high.
Jimi Hendrix

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner
stillness.
Eckhart Tolle

If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then
why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?
Don Miguel Ruiz

If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin
of human thought.
Helen Keller

To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.
Edgar Allan Poe

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great
deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that
characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.
Jean Piaget

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

Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Ludwig von Beethoven

Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art. The job
of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Sir Francis Bacon

He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
St. Francis of Assisi

What is an artist? For every thousand people there's nine hundred doing the work, ninety
doing well, nine doing good, and one lucky bastard who's the artist.
Tom Stoppard

We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little
thing in their minds... 'Cause there are so many sleeping people.
Jimi Hendrix

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