Over the years, I've learnt from co-actors, directors, technicians, and even from junior artists.
The greatest artists, saints, philosophers, and, until quite recent times, scientists... have all assumed that the New Testament promise of eternal life is valid.... I'd rather be wrong with Dante and Shakespeare and Milton, with Augustine of Hippo and Francis of Assisi, with Dr. Johnson, Blake, and Dostoevsky than right with Voltaire, Rousseau, the Huxleys, Herbert Spencer, H. G. Wells, and Bernard Shaw.
Writers who are activists are very rarely taken seriously as artists.
Reggeton has changed very much, musically. It has evolved. The artists have also evolved.
Frank Miller and David Mack are incredible artists.
Artists should agitate and democratize their own work, but they should also work to democratize the arts themselves.
The way I write my songs is that I have to believe what I’m writing about, and that’s why they always end up being so personal - because the kind of artists I like, they convince me, they totally win me over straight away in that thing. Like, “Oh my God, this song is totally about me.”
All artists are equal when they are themselves.
When I got back to Madison Avenue, I realized that copywriters made more than artists, so I switched.
I met India Arie, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. It was really sweet; I was broken up with a month before, and she stayed up texting me all night and was helping me through it. Her text message looks like a song of hers. She's sort of become my fairy godmother.
Berthe Morisot was a painter full of eighteenth-century delicacy and grace; in a word, the last elegant and 'feminine' artists since Fragonard.
Women artists are still treated differently from men.