Quotes of Commissioned

“ All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work "comes" to him. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ I don't do commissioned portraits and I don't paint college presidents. I can't imagine what kind of ego it would take to want to have a 9-foot-high picture of yourself. ”

- Chuck Close

“ Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier… ”

- Robert Coles
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