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Art quotes for strange people How to run away from an artist

Art is a carrot

True artists are never satisfied with or by their own work.

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True artists continue to dream even when in Heaven.

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QUITTING ALERT: Artists find it difficult to quit smoking because they are not quitters.

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Make every artwork a subtle shift in priority and focus.

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Painting is like a conversation; you wait for a gap on the wall to appear in order to fill it with a painting that you were planning to paint while the other person was doing the painting.

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Art that needs an explanation also needs a translator. ‘Hey, linguist, say that in Esperanto.’

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What is art if not seeded in doubt, born in the undergrowth, raised by steadfastness, fuelled by hope, and fed to the lions? ‘Have you just escaped from a zoo?’

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Much is written about artists because they have much explaining to do.

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The saying ‘the more you know, the less you know’, can be paraphrased as ‘the more you think; the less you feel’.

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The only way to measure one’s progress is by comparing the old with the new.

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Good art is led by lead pencils.

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Good art is led by lead pencils. To be creative is to know why you were born. ‘Good start. Next project, finding out how you were born.’

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If you have time to paint, you have time to think. ‘Um…okay, I don’t have time to paint.’

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Art exists because it must – not because it can. ‘Try poking it; if it moves, it exists because it can.’

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If good art were easy, bad art would be difficult.

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Great things only happen to those who desire great things to happen.

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.