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Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

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Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.

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Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing – then a work of art may happen.

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The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.

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All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.

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As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you’re going to be a second-rate artist.

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Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

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Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact
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Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.

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