A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."
- Louis Nizer

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Émile Zola

"I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job."
- Karl Lagerfeld

"I am a person before I am anything else. I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist... I am a person who does those things."
- Edward Gorey