Arthur Cravan quotes

  • The artist draws a picture of a rose very nicely with all attention and artistic sense, and yet it does not become as perfect as the real rose. If that is the real fact, how can we say that the real rose has taken its shape without Intelligence behind the beauty?

  • I want to be a real artist to consumers. I want to be the real thing for them.

  • Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.

  • We all name ourselves. We call ourselves artists. Nobody asks us. Nobody says you are or you aren't.

  • all truly great art is propaganda ...

  • The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal,

  • Great art must be a living thing, or it is not art at all.

  • Great art direction is NOT the same thing as great film direction!

  • I guess I am ruthless too because that's what makes a great artist. But I also respect people, I don't go around stepping on their heads.

  • I consider my work great, as I am a great artist.