Art Quotes

Art Quotes

Art Quotes: A Unique Collection of Quotes About Art.

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The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? -Pablo Picasso


Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. -Henry Miller


To be an artist is to believe in life. -Henry Moore


A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. -Eugene Ionesco


Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. -Thomas Merton


One eye sees, the other feels. -Paul Klee


Don't apologize for who you are or the art you create. -C. J. Rider


Art is either plagiarism or revolution. -Paul Gauguin


A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. -Michelangelo


Artists must be sacrificed to their art. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. -Paul Valéry


Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ''the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.'' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ''Artist". -Edgar Allan Poe


If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art. -Pablo Picasso


A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. -Oscar Wilde


Creativity is an act of defiance. -Twyla Tharp


We have art in order not to die of the truth. -Friedrich Nietzsche


Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. -Woody Allen


The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is. -Alfred Tonnelle


Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -Pablo Picasso


Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea, as pretty as a picture, as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud! -Barbara Kruger


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. -Edgar Degas


I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. -Andy Warhol


To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution. -Steven Pressfield


The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. -André Breton


Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. -Cesar Cruz


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -Pablo Picasso


Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. -Henry Miller


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams


An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. -Edgard Varese


Art is like singing. Some do it better than others, but everyone can and should be doing it for their soul. -Barbara Mason


Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something. -Rainbow Rowell


Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another. -Seth Goden


Art disturbs, science reassures. -Georges Braque


Personality is everything in art and poetry. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. -Henry Ward Beecher


Art has an enemy called ignorance. -Ben Johnson


Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction. -Pablo Picasso


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


Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. -Frank Zappa


Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum. -Ansel Adams


Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets. -Oscar Wilde


I want to meet a guy named Art. I'd take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave. -Jarod Kintz


There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun. -Pablo Picasso


In art as in love, instinct is enough. -Anatole France


Pictures must not be too picturesque. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. -Edgar Allan Poe


Art is not a thing; it is a way. -Elbert Hubbard


A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him. -Dylan Thomas


Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can. -Danny Kaye


Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. -Jean-Luc Godard


It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. -Albert Einstein


Art is whatever you can get away with. -John Cage


Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. -Pablo Picasso


Artists exist to show us the world. So do windows. -Jarod Kintz


Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted. -Emily Dickinson


Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist. -Seth Goden


Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. -Kim Nance


Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. -Edgar Degas


You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. -Friedrich Nietzsche


If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams. -Yann Martel


Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. -Kurt Vonnegut


There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. -Vincent van Gogh


Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.-Julia Cameron


life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. -Stella Adler


We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. -Pablo Picasso


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp


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