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Art quotes for strange people Not very inspirational art quotes

How artists get through life

Hey people! You should be thankful that you didn’t inherit the artist’s gene. ‘How often do you get punched in the gene?’

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SAFETY IN NUMBERS ALERT: Private viewings are where artists seek their ‘flattery in numbers’.

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Art should make you cry so profusely that they try to lock you up. ‘You can achieve the same result by laughing hysterically in art galleries.’

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The more terrifying the talent, the more divine the art.

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What is compositional stability if not the orderly arrangement of essential elements and contributing parts graded in subordination to a dominant idea? ‘Sorry mate, I’m just the cleaner.’

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You know you have made it when at your private views you are forced to call the police to move the invitees along.

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Order chokes creativity; long live the pandemonium. ‘Sounds like you’ve passed the point of no return.’

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Art demands that we derail and bereave, inside and outside of ourselves.

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Paintings don’t sell for two reasons; they are either shit or great. ‘Or…you live in social housing and have no friends prepared to fake their love of shit.’

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If after having put your heart and soul into your art it hasn’t developed, you probably haven’t got a heart or a soul. ‘I’ve got a hole in the heart, though.’

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Artists paint with exigency because they know that being in the ‘flow’ won’t last; they take their time in contemplation, for they know that it can go on, and on, and on…! ‘I bet they get bed sores!’

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Museums are where jolly good sports get sozzled on the excrement of history.

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The art discourse is a cavalcade of shared understandings and modes of thought that have connected artists throughout history: Success in the arts is built on achieving prestige amongst one’s peers, so even if you cannot stand the artist-half-wits you need to hang out with them.

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Art directs us to see with our hearts and commands that we bite our tongues.

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A REASON TO BE CHEERFUL ALERT: By the time you achieve success, everyone you ever tried to impress will be dead. ‘Did your parents know happiness after they had you?’

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Shapes (ideas in waiting rooms) really do grow on trees, but to see them, you must love trees.

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Art that doesn’t fall on heads doesn’t hurt anyone.

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.