Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.
Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys.
Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
If an artist is driven primarily by social responsibility, I think the art probably suffers because, again, just as leadership has a rather defined end point or purpose, social responsibility would seem to have a very clear moral context.