I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.
There isn't any great mystery about me. What I do is glamorous and has an awful lot of white-hot attention placed on it. But the actual work requires the same discipline and passion as any job you love doing, be it as a very good pipe fitter or a highly creative artist.
I never think about myself as an artist working in this time. I think about it in macro.
Here in England, everyone's a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist.
I think all any artist or person wants to do is grow spiritually, emotionally, professionally and mentally.
As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what's personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn't ring true.
For me, the only value a celebrity has, or any artist or actor or anything, is the things that they make, you know?
Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting.
If you're an artist, create music and put it out on the Internet. If you do this consistently, your fan base will continue growing, and that will power your entire career.
I'm not just a hip-hop artist; I feel like I'm a rock star.
Where I know I wanna go is being consistent on business, and that's just making another artist, my clothing line - capitalizing off the moment. I wanna be consistently doing that - capitalizing off every move I make.
The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.
The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.
The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.
Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another.
In terms of the organic feel and the love for noises, I definitely feel more connected to Four Tet and Fennesz, as any dance floor artist. I do like some dancey stuff like Martyn when I DJ, but I draw my inspiration from other things.
Toward his critics, the artist harbors a defensive ace: knowledge that the future will erase the present.
I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that.
TLC was so real and authentic. And that's music as a whole. When it's an artist, and it comes from the heart, and that's really who you are, the fans attach to that.
For every artist, experience is never complete until it has been reproduced in creative work.