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Artist Quotes

“Patti [ Scialfa] was an artist and a musician and she was a songwriter. And she was a lot like me in that she was transient also. She worked busking on the streets in New York. She waitressed. She had – she just lived a life – she lived a musician’s life. She lived an artist’s life. So we were both people who were very uncomfortable in a domestic setting, getting together and trying to build one and seeing if our particularly strange jigsaw puzzle pieces were going to fit together in a way that was going to create something different for the two of us. And it did.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I was a guitar player on the streets of Asbury Park and already a member in good standing amongst those who lie in service of the truth – artists with a small A. But I held four clean aces. I had youth, almost a decade of hardcore bar band experience, a good group of homegrown musicians who were attuned to my performance style, and a story to tell.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I don’t know many artists who are not crazy.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Most artists I know consider themselves to be phonies, along with the feeling that there’s something that you’re doing is essential, essential to communicate, and deeply, deeply real.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“If you’re an artist, you try to keep an ear to the ground and an ear to your heart.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Most of the artists I know are crazy in one way or another. I think that’s why you get into it. You’re in pursuit of a certain sort of peace that’s very, very, very difficult to come by.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Most artists I know had one person in their life who told them they were the second coming of the baby Jesus, and another person that told them they weren’t worth anything, and they believed them both, you know?”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Being an artist is this kind of occupation in which you have to make people care about your obsession.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“What excites me about a lot of the artists I love – and I realize, well, they created their own personal world that I could enter into through their music and through their songwriting. There’s people that can do it instrumentally, like Jimi Hendrix or Edge of U2 or Pete Townshend. I didn’t have as unique – a purely musical signature. I was a creature of a lot of different influences.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I think in times of crisis it’s the artists’ responsibility to dig a little deeper.”

 

Bruce Pavitt

“It’s just strange to think about…whether I’ll be an artist or what I’ll be doing.”

 

Bruce Nauman

“And the part about being a professional artist is that you can tell, and you can do it over again, even if you can’t say how you got there exactly.”

 

Bruce Nauman

“If I was an artist, and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art.”

 

Bruce Nauman

“A good teacher is like a good artist. They go right to the most difficult part of whatever’s going on.”

 

Bruce Nauman

“The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.”

 

Bruce Nauman

“The vast majority of artists worldwide are unrepresented, disenfranchised or otherwise don’t have an opportunity to sell or have their work shown. Giving those artists access to the collector community, expanding the collector community and giving artists a chance to be discovered is the goal of iStockphoto.”

 

Bruce Livingstone

“A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready.”

 

Bruce Lee

“If mere mechanical efficiency can make everyone a martial artist, then all is well. Unfortunately, combat, like freedom, is something that can not be preconceived.”

 

Bruce Lee

“I have always been a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, but above all, am actualising myself to be an artist of life.”

 

Bruce Lee

“A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, “I” do not hit, “it” hits all by itself.”

 

Bruce Lee