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    artist Quotes

    One of the things I love about doing things that are creative is that I feel like it's my right as an artist not to be affected by the reactions of those people that are going to hear my songs.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: people  right  song  creative  artist 
    I love being in space. I love being challenged by great roles that a company like Marvel creates amazing movies that no only give audiences an adventure but also give us as artists an opportunity for us to be challenged to embody amazing, multilayered characters.
    — Zoe Saldana
    As an artist, I like working with filmmakers that have the balls to kind of imagine the unimaginable. Those are kind of the radicals that I identify with.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: artist  imagine  radical 
    As artists, it's really important to take time to see what other art is happening and to know what's happening in the world.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: time  world  artist 
    I was never shielded from the realities of what it meant to be an artist and that made me afraid to be an artist because I wanted to know that my life was secure.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: reality  artist  afraid 
    Artists also have the responsibility of reflecting the truth.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    I think from my earliest childhood, I liked to tell stories, put on plays and write things. It's funny to think of it as an "artistic bug" because I didn't necessarily want to be an artist. It's just who I was and how I communicate.
    — Zoe Kazan
    As an artist myself I don't like to be preached. I want to enjoy myself, so I kind of use that perspective to make music.
    — Ziggy Marley
    I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: right  leader  artist 
    My best business decision was to be independent as a musician and artist. My worst was compromising on certain aspects of a deal for the sake of other members of my group when I shouldn't have, because I was right in the end.
    — Ziggy Marley
    As an artist, I feel that my father's biggest influence is me realizing that music has a purpose and it's not just for business and that music is spiritual. I get that from him that music is a spiritual thing.
    — Ziggy Marley
    I left Jamaica for a while, because as an artist I need to experience different things, see the world, have different energies. Living in one place is not good for me.
    — Ziggy Marley
    My greatest accomplishment is the freedom for doing what I want to do with my music...I love my freedom so I'm happy I am a free artist.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: freedom  artist 
    As an artist, the most important feeling is loneliness. So when I say artists need to isolate themselves from society this is what I mean: You have to look for that feeling of loneliness again. Only this way can you have something that is purely your own.
    — Zhang Xiaogang
    It feels good, it feels like a badge of honor, honestly. Amongst the artists here, in California, that festival is such a big deal. People live and die for Coachella. So to be a part of it on such a big scale is really flattering, and I feel really lucky to be part of the community.
    — Zella Day
    tags: people  live  community  die  artist  honor 
    If you're convinced as an artist of what you're doing the only move is to, no matter what people say or what management says or your best friends say or people on Facebook. Do what you do and people will find its way to it.
    — Zedd
    I really like working with unique and unknown artists, as they usually bring something fresh to a song.
    — Zedd
    tags: song  artist 
    I'm my own artist, and I see artists as movies. No one should try to change them for anything. If you don't like it, you just don't follow it. And if you don't like a movie you don't watch it. Watch another movie.
    — Zedd
    tags: movie  artist 
    I feel like a lot of artists these days are going out with being a feminist and making it cool, and being outspoken and letting it be mainstream, which is a great thing. I absolutely think it should be mainstream to be a feminist, it should be a no-brainer to speak up about stuff and have a voice.
    — Zara Larsson
    tags: artist 
    Fine artists deal with finery, but I deal with painful material.
    — Zanele Muholi
    tags: artist 
    And if you were a very sophisticated con artist, what would you do to convince people that you were from the future? What benefits would that give you? For us, it's also a question of, "Is she or isn't she?" That's really a major part of the movie.
    — Zal Batmanglij
    People often ask me if I consider myself to be an architect, fashion designer, or artist. I'm an architect. The paintings I've done are very important to me, but they were part of a process of thinking and developing.
    — Zaha Hadid
    It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    As artists, when you have people that care about what you do, I think you should care about those people who care about what you do, and give them really cool interactive experiences to make them feel appreciated.
    — Zachary Levi
    I love being able to be the artist of the whole picture, as opposed to just one of the brushes.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: artist 
    I think that it's much easier for a recording artist to become an actor than for an actor to become a recording artist.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: artist 
    In terms of being a kind of popular artist figure and knowing how isolating that is, and knowing what it feels like to be skeptical of people, and to be taken advantage of, especially by your friends. That's a hard to pill to swallow, and we've been through that together, or watched each other go through it. It helps to have somebody that close to you who can relate. I can say with some confidence that I feel like Sky saved my life.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    You can never not feel like that, as a working artist these days. It's funny - time off makes me nervous, but so does time on. At least the pressure wasn't coming from outside.
    — Zach Condon
    tags: time  funny  artist 
    There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination.
    — Zac Posen
    Be non-trend-driven, and explore, be creative and take risks as an artist and as a cultural communicator.
    — Zac Posen
    tags: risk  creative  artist 
    I can draw really well. And I like to paint. I'm a bit of an artist.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: artist 
    I've always been singing. Since day one. I started doing musical theater and you have to sing in musical theater and so that's where I got most of my training. So singing on stage, you just inevitably, when you're around other vocal artists, you get better at singing.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: artist 
    It's really hard to find materials. Also, prices of metal have gone completely through the roof, insanely expensive. And if you go to a dictionary and look up starving artist, you'll see my picture.
    — Z'EV
    tags: gone  artist 
    I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods. Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work.
    — Yves Tanguy
    The essential of painting is that 'something', that 'ethereal glue,' that 'intermediary product' which the artist exudes with all his creative being and which he has the power to place, to encrust, to impregnate into the pictorial matter of the painting.
    — Yves Klein
    I originally wanted to embrace the imagery and forthrightness of rap music. There are some interesting, dynamic voices in rap. But I find most of it irresponsible in its overt violence and commercialization of anger. As artists, we believe we can will action through language. If that's the case, we have to take responsibility for what we say.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    Rays were blazing through the atmosphere of the earth, the horizon became bright orange, gradually passing into all the colors of the rainbow: from light blue to dark blue, to violet and then to black. What an indescribable gamut of colors! Just like the paintings of the artist Nicholas Roerich.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: earth  dark  artist  painting  black 
    I want people to see my unique charm I have in contrast to the other artists.
    — Yunho
    tags: people  artist  charm 
    I wrote my first rhymes around 8th grade. After serving a year in juvenile detention, I decided to pursue my career as an artist.
    — Yukmouth
    tags: career  artist  year  rhyme 
    For an artist to do creative work, he needs at once physical health and some physiomental ill health. He needs both serenity and gloom.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: health  work  creative  artist 
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