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Emin Quotes (1963-)
British artist associated with the Britartists group or the Young British Artists group.
Escher Quotes (1898-1972)
Dutch illustrator and printmaker known for his impossible realities and designs using repetitive patterns.
- "My audience comprises
everybody, not just the bourgeois. But there are people who don't
take me seriously and that annoys me. I work really, really hard.
I should be bigger than this."
- "All the mistakes
I've ever made in my life have been when I've been drunk. I haven't
made hardly any mistakes sober, ever, ever."
- "Being an artist
isn't just about making nice things, or people patting you on the
back; it's some kind of communication, a message."
- "At moments of great
enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made
something this beautiful and important."
- "It may seem paradoxical
to say that there are similarities between a poetical and a commercial
mind, but it is a fact that both a poet and a businessman are constantly
dealing with problems that are directly related to people and for
which sensitivity is of prime importance."
- "It's pleasing to
realize that quite a few people enjoy this sort of playfulness and
that they are not afraid to look at the relative nature of rock-hard