With you behind me, I cannot tell you the

thrill I get coming into this theatre.  Sitting

in this audience watching you, watching me.

This is just too much, I'm telling you.  And to

have you sound approving?  I really… Look,

if you're kidding me, I'll take it.  I really will.

Goodnight and thank you.

 

                                              – Elaine Stritch

 

I think it's handmade.  This is a sitcom that is not

processed through a network, or a large

studio system.  It's a few people working on this

thing – and we're just doing what we think is funny.

 

– Jerry Seinfeld

I'm primarily concerned with finding form, and giving form.

The cultural part, the interpretive, subject-matter part, the part

that people write about—I suppose it's also part of me, but my

relationship to art history is pretty spotty and idiosyncratic. I'm

interested in what things look like, and also how they got to be

that way.  As far as my own image bank is concerned, I don't

really give a damn about the thousands of years of world art—I

care about relatively few things, in fact.  But

if you were to take away those things—let's say from Manet

to Marsden Hartley to Clyfford Still, to name three wildly

disparate examples—if I'd never seen those things, I'd

probably be doing something else.

 

– David Salle

I think one should pay attention to the work as that is the only

real evidence one has.  Artists are just as likely to be hiding

their real feelings as other people when they talk, especially

when they talk big.  That is why you look at the work – that's

where nothing is hidden.

 

– Anthony Caro

You think you're doing something entirely your own, and

a year later you look at it and you see actually the roots

of where your art comes from without your knowing of it at all.

 

– Marcel Duchamp

I often find it difficult to make a picture.  That has always been true.

It has nothing to do with the price of a picture.  I don't think that scale

has much meaning.  I think that one thinks as one always thinks, that

one may be making a picture that no one will be interested in.

 

                                                                                 – Jasper Johns

It never bothered me if people disagreed with what I

thought as long as I knew the facts.  There's a whole

bunch of things I don't know a thing about, I just stay

away from those.

 

– Warren Buffett

The times we're in, we have to figure them out.  It's up to the

individual, to slow it down.  Because it's all going faster and faster,

everything is moving quicker, information is going quicker, these great

things are fleeting.  They're going faster, and it's up to the individual to

slow it down and be like "Ok, I'm living with this album, this is what I

choose to ride to, this is gonna be the soundtrack to my life, or these

next couple months."  That's an individual thing—I'm not gonna let

anybody speed up my process, I don't care what's happening out there.

That's the great thing about having ultimate confidence in yourself. It

doesn't matter what's happening, I don't care what you on, or this person

is on, this is what I like.  My life is tailor-made for me.

 

– Jay Z

You don't have to do things that different for them

to be very different.  Cause everything is so the same.

So you only have to tweak something and it's like,

we've never seen anything like that before.

 

– Ricky Gervais

If you start with rules, your creation will be

stillborn.  If you are an artist, you want to create a

giant wall around yourself and, inside that wall, to

follow your honesty and your intuition.  What the

audience will see is a man or woman who is

prisoner of his or her passion, and that is the

most inspiring performance in the world.

 

– Philippe Petit

I'll put a Wingstop in your hood.

Your aunty might need a gig.

 

– Rick Ross

No idea.  Just music I liked.  It was always

about music I liked.  Finding good things.

Whatever moved me.

 

                                    – Rick Rubin

An artist should not fall in love with another artist.

An artist should not fall in love with another artist.

An artist should not fall in love with another artist.

 

– Marina Abramović

I’ll tell you what I think. These young people who will

be recognized as artists, they will not be among those

who will come out the best artists. The best will be those

who will have been forgotten because they are not

formed to what one wants them to be. Those who will

work with their soul and the desire to express

themselves and it is these who will come out the

best artists.

 

– Henri Matisse

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