The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life. W.
The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul. Joseph Campbell
What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one. It's this in-between...this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one -- which is really the realm of the artist. Federico Fellini
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. Marc Chagall
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike. Margot Fonteyn