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Art quotes for strange people How not to be an artist

How to jump like an artist

Poor delusional fools those who wait at bus stops convinced inspiration is due any minute. ‘Nothing ventured, nothing imagined, hey!’

Rebel Without a Palette

lay is how artists feel, and thinking is how they play.

Rebel Without a Palette

Adversity is your challenge, growth your opportunity; don’t waste it. ‘Waste not, want not.’

Rebel Without a Palette

The secret to art is being in one place at one time; it’s being in one place at the same time as the one time is at the one place. ‘Hand on your art [sic] you think it’s that simple?’

Rebel Without a Palette

The artist’s contract states that tenderness must be replaced with harshness and mystery with reality. ‘You thug!’

Rebel Without a Palette

People who give a damn what other people think obviously don’t give a damn what they themselves don’t think. ‘Too many negatives, I’m NOT going to NOT give a damn about that one, NOT!’

Rebel Without a Palette

The sycophantic voice in art is the voice of an alive and kicking middle class. ‘You mean, alive and should be kicked middle class?’

Rebel Without a Palette

AIN’T ALERT: (1)If it ain’t the resonance of bits recovered from the depths of human suffering, it ain’t art. (2) Subtlety is what you’ve got when you ain’t got what’s obvious. ‘I only drink subtle when they’ve run out of obvious.’ (3)If you ain’t in a hurry you ain’t being chased. (4) Where there ain’t war, there ain’t art. ‘Are you looking for a fight?’

Rebel Without a Palette

Only an artist can see what an artist wants us to see.

Rebel Without a Palette

By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.