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Edvard Grieg Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edvard Grieg

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Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights.
I only wanted...
to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home.
- Edvard Grieg

Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
- Edvard Grieg

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

 

Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

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Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

All artists get better with age.
The more you draw, the better you're going to get.
- John Kricfalusi

At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair.
Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out,
there is more of an opportunity.
- Marla Sokoloff

Artists are never complete people.
But if it's art that completes them,
then what is taken away?
- Alexander Theroux

The more far-out artists, the better.
- Gary Wright

It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs,
it's about paying tribute to them.
- Etta James

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of
us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that
it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies

The artist is an educator of artists of the future
who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected -
the best -
evolutions.
- Saul Steinberg

We could ask artists from abroad to come in too,
so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe,
America and here which would widen our world.
- Siobhan Davies

Let's look at people as artists and try to support them;
just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings,
that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter.
- Steve Guttenberg

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain,
if you like, interests me more than what he makes,
because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
- Marcel Duchamp

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

These people are artists.
These people are musicians.
They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
- Marilyn Manson

The Constitution wanted artists to have control over
their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works.
That is clearly still the goal.
- Hilary Rosen

I think that it can be said of a lot of artists,
and myself included, that we made the same record over
and over from the beginning.
- Boz Scaggs

Mistakes and dead-ends often mean more to these artists than any proven problem.
- Robert Smithson

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
- Adrian Belew

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane,
and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are
the people that are closest to them.
- Maynard James Keenan

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound,
they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron

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.
- Andrew Wyeth

I've been compared to hundreds of artists,
which just goes to show you that I'm not any one thing at all.
- Lenny Kravitz

Country fans need to support country music by buying
albums and concert tickets for traditional artists
or the music will just fade away.
And that would be really sad.
- George Jones

Even though other people wrote my songs I put my stamp on them.
I have a connection, but there is no truer connection
than an artists and their own song.
- Justin Guarini

What men are among the other formations of the earth,
artists are among men.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The best artists know what to leave out.
- Charles de Lint

They would come down in Mississippi,
they hired me as a talent scout.
And I would go all over Mississippi,
Alabama,
Texas, and find out different artists for them.
- Ike Turner

The notion of making money by popular work,
and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar
of all the devil's traps for artists.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.
- Charley Pride

David Cronenberg knows what we actors do as artists.
- William Hurt

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art,
but I think it's quite relevant.
Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg

I love music and musicians.
And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really
frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette

I helped found Artists for New South Africa,
but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa.
Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this.
- Mary Steenburgen

Next to the writer of real estate advertisements,
the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
- Donal Henahan

The only people left in America who seem not to be
artists are illustrators.
- Brad Holland

I don't believe in art.
I believe in artists.
- Marcel Duchamp

God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
- Camille Pissarro

People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people,
and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
- Harvey Pekar

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon

I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger.
About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck,
and They Might Be Giants.
- Greg Egan

It's something I've always loved doing.
I'm not one of the artists who comes in and just does my bit.
I'm there every second of every day.
That's my hands-on situation.
- Keith Urban

Instead of thinking that's a nice tune,
you start thinking is it the right pace,
is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists.
- Alison Moyet

I've never been able to say I've been influenced by
a list of artists I like because I like thousands and
thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them.
- Jack Nicholson

There are two kinds of artists left:
those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t. - Annie Lennox

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy
with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
- Queen Victoria

The nice thing about the world that I've been able
to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom.
Not all artists really get that.
- Brad Paisley

Well, I think there are artists who are more or less
contemporary with Hopper who are more relevant.
- Donald Judd

The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists.
But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the
rare instances where the term fits.
- Martin Scorsese

Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways.
But the good artists who follow after genius -
and I count myself among these -
have to restore the lost connection once more.
- Kathe Kollwitz

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s.
Their music was developed by the record companies.
- Gary Wright

I think this is true for all artists.
My senses are very important to me.
- Sharon Olds

I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture.
The rock guides me to the final sculpture.
I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money,
but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based,
all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.
- Adam Jones

All children are artists.
The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso

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

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis
will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed.
It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors.
- Paul Schrader

I meet many people, I talk with them,
like a TV show host.
I show what's going on with Greenpeace,
interesing political things, I have artists,
musicians and bands.
- Nina Hagen

There has never been any proper commitment to marketing
these artists and their music.
We are not Sony.
- Eddy Grant

Artists are like everybody else.
- Damien Hirst

Chet loved artists.
He did.
But he was caught up in the system.
He had two hats.
He had to have 'em because he did two things:
he was an artist,
and he was an executive.
- Waylon Jennings

The artist is something of an outsider in America.
I have always felt that America does not value its artists,
certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
- Carlisle Floyd

Everything we do helps the new artists in the long run.
- Ice T

The industry is a menace to artists.
- Nikki Sixx

These critics with the illusions they've created about artists -
it's like idol worship.
They only like people when they're on their way up...
I cannot be on the way up again.
- John Lennon


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