„The artist creates his own elite, and the elite its own artists.“

Fuente: Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation

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„The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.“

—  Auguste Rodin French sculptor 1840 - 1917

Attributed to Rodin in: Southwestern Art Vol. 6 (1977). p. 20; Partly cited in: A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson, p. 7
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Contexto: The artist must learn the difference between the appearance of an object and the interpretation of this object through his medium. The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

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„An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.“

—  Oscar Wilde, libro El retrato de Dorian Gray

Fuente: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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„Every artist writes his own autobiography.“

—  H. Havelock Ellis British physician, writer, and social reformer 1859 - 1939

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„Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his picture.“

—  Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887

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Auguste Rodin Foto

„The artist must learn the difference between the appearance of an object and the interpretation of this object through his medium. The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.“

—  Auguste Rodin French sculptor 1840 - 1917

Attributed to Rodin in: Southwestern Art Vol. 6 (1977). p. 20; Partly cited in: A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson, p. 7
1930s and later

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„Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.“

—  Lawrence Durrell British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer 1912 - 1990

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„I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all.“

—  Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993

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Contexto: I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and the rest of it.

„Cultural elites in countries that dominate peoples have adapted subject people’s religion for their own purposes.“

—  Richard A. Horsley Biblical scholar 1939

Fuente: Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit (2003), p. 12

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„Are artists and writers the only people entitled to lives of their own?“

—  Richard Yates, libro Revolutionary Road

Fuente: Revolutionary Road

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„We forgot our searing power and lost it, as a result. This is not a searing power coming from an elite of artists that I’m talking about, this is an inherent human power that all of us have the possibility of contacting.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

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Contexto: In the bardic tradition, art was understood as magic, the guy who could paint on the cave wall, he was a magician. The idea of representation was a magical idea. Then something happened, and then we all started to believe we were entertainers, and it was just a job, an aesthetic Thatcherism was imposed and we all thought “oh shit, there isn’t an art union and we’re lucky to have a job. We better accept that we’re just the court jesters, and all we are here to do is keep the masses happy, write some more pot-boilers, we are magicians, we are not gods.” Which in fact we are. We just forget that. We forgot our searing power and lost it, as a result. This is not a searing power coming from an elite of artists that I’m talking about, this is an inherent human power that all of us have the possibility of contacting.

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„But alone, without any reference to his neighbours, without any interference, the artist can fashion a beautiful thing; and if he does not do it solely for his own pleasure, he is not an artist at all.“

—  Oscar Wilde, libro El alma del hombre bajo el socialismo

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Contexto: Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. I am inclined to say that it is the only real mode of individualism that the world has known. Crime, which, under certain conditions, may seem to have created individualism, must take cognisance of other people and interfere with them. It belongs to the sphere of action. But alone, without any reference to his neighbours, without any interference, the artist can fashion a beautiful thing; and if he does not do it solely for his own pleasure, he is not an artist at all.

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„The beauty other people create is not for the artists. Artists have to live alone.“

—  Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981

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„I, who believe that every artist should be his own teacher, cannot dream of setting myself up as a professor.“

—  Gustave Courbet French painter 1819 - 1877

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„The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.“

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

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Contexto: Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.

„Governments can be democratic or not, more or less corrupt, but they will still pursue the same basic goals, and they will still be controlled by an elite. Government by its very nature concentrates power and excludes people from making decisions over their own lives.“

—  Peter Gelderloos American anarchist 1982

Fuente: "The Failure of Nonviolence" (2013) https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-the-failure-of-nonviolence, Chapter 4. The Color Revolutions

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