55+ Best Art Quotes

By | January 26, 2021

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Art Quotes

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“Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” – Thomas Wolfe

 

“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.” – Stephen Sondheim

 

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

 

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift

 

“A picture is a poem without words.” – Horace

 

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

 

“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” – Amy Lowell

 

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” – Stella Adler

 

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

 

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

 

“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse

 

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” – Paul Klee

 

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” – Edgar Degas

 

“Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” – Thomas Wolfe

 

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James Whistler

 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

 

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross

 

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski

 

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

 

“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” – Le Corbusier

 

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Robert Schumann

 

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” – Ernst Fischer

 

“The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

“I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.” – Andy Warhol

 

“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.” – Joan Miro

 

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

 

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” – Rene Magritte

 

“My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.” – Raoul Dufy

 

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

 

“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.” – Hedy Lamarr

 

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.” – Calvin & Hobbes

 

“Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.” – James Huneker

 

“A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.” – Alexander Pope

 

“My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process.” – Tadao Ando

 

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

 

“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” – Ansel Adams

 

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton

 

“One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.” – Balthus

 

“Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.” – Charles Eames

 

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” – John Ruskin

 

“An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.” – Jean Cocteau

 

“Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.” – Egon Schiele

 

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

 

“The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.” – Eugene Delacroix

 

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” – Claude Monet

 

“I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

 

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

 

“Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.” – Roy Lichtenstein

 

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger

 

“Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

 

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso

 

“I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.” – Marcel Duchamp

 

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” – Igor Stravinsky

 

“Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.” – Ad Reinhardt

 

“Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” – Marcel Proust

 

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