Ive always collected art quotes by famous artists. They’re a great source of inspiration and amusement…
“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
“All artists are vain, they long to be recognized and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want to be free. But nobody is free.”
“Creativity takes courage.”
“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”
There’s plenty more artist quotes over at artquotes.net.