|Quote 28||A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.|
|Quote 73||A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.|
|Quote 74||Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.|
|Quote 81||All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca|
|Quote 91||Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.|
|Quote 94||A picture is a poem without words.
- Quintus Horatius Flaccus|
|Quote 119||A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Napoleon Bonaparte|
|Quote 159||A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.|
|Quote 224||All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.|
|Quote 245||A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.|
|Quote 290||A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.|
|Quote 311||An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.|
|Quote 337||A great artist is always before his time or behind it.|
|Quote 409||A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.|
|Quote 410||An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.|
|Quote 448||An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.|
|Quote 1024||Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert|
|Quote 1242||The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.|
|Quote 1357||Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes|
|Quote 1504||Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.|
|Quote 1799||The beginning is the most important part of the work.|
|Quote 1851||Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.|
|Quote 2222||The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.|
|Quote 2673||The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.|
|Quote 2768||Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.|
|Quote 2835||Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.|
|Quote 4186||Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.|
|Quote 4689||I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.|
|Quote 4883||You don't take a photograph, you make it.|
|Quote 7627||Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.|
|Quote 7750||Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis|
|Quote 7764||The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.|
|Quote 7825||To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.|
|Quote 7831||Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.|
|Quote 7846||Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.|
|Quote 7865||The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.|
|Quote 7872||Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.|
|Quote 7883||When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.|
|Quote 7894||I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes|
|Quote 7900||The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.|
|Quote 7910||In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France|
|Quote 7915||I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.|
|Quote 7968||Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall|
|Quote 7979||What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.|
|Quote 8029||Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.|
|Quote 8040||Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.|
|Quote 8043||Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.|
|Quote 8046||When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.|
|Quote 8150||I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.|
|Quote 8177||Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.|
|Quote 8193||The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.|
|Quote 8204||Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.|
|Quote 8234||To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very g...|
|Quote 8235||Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.|
|Quote 8275||Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.|
|Quote 8286||Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.|
|Quote 8302||Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.|
|Quote 8313||If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.|
|Quote 8370||The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the...|
|Quote 8525||The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap th...|
|Quote 8544||Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.|
|Quote 8557||Pictures must not be too picturesque.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|Quote 8561||Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.|
|Quote 8580||Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.|
|Quote 8584||Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky|
|Quote 8605||Even a true artist does not always produce art.|
|Quote 8608||The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.|
|Quote 8620||I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana|
|Quote 8684||Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner|
|Quote 8686||I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.|
|Quote 8690||The history of art is the history of revivals.|
|Quote 8722||I think about my work every minute of the day.|
|Quote 8782||If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.|
|Quote 8823||My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.|
|Quote 8855||What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.|
|Quote 8883||Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay|
|Quote 8890||If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.|
|Quote 8902||Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin|
|Quote 8971||I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.|
|Quote 8981||All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.|
|Quote 8983||I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made mo...|
|Quote 8988||My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.|
|Quote 8989||Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt|
|Quote 9001||Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.|
|Quote 9027||Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan|
|Quote 9075||True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.|
|Quote 9093||The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which ...|
|Quote 9116||The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.|
|Quote 9147||The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.|
|Quote 9178||Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.|
|Quote 9231||So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope|
|Quote 9246||To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.|
|Quote 9280||If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has ...|
|Quote 9289||Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.|
|Quote 9369||I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many.|
|Quote 9375||Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which alway...|
|Quote 9411||That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.|
|Quote 9436||Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.|
|Quote 9534||Things are beautiful if you love them.
- Jean Anouilh|
|Quote 9601||Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.|
|Quote 9639||Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.|
|Quote 9641||Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.|
|Quote 9667||Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.|
|Quote 9710||Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard|
|Quote 9724||To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.|
|Quote 9778||Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.|
|Quote 9837||It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.|
|Quote 9849||To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.|
|Quote 9906||I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.|
|Quote 9996||It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.|
|Quote 10017||Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux|
|Quote 10037||The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of eliminatio...|
|Quote 10102||Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.|
|Quote 10120||An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.|
|Quote 10151||The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.|
|Quote 10152||In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.|
|Quote 10188||The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.|
|Quote 10217||An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.|
|Quote 10266||In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.|
|Quote 10314||My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock|
|Quote 10371||Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis|
|Quote 10394||The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.|
|Quote 10434||Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.|
|Quote 10440||Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.|
|Quote 10457||Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.|
|Quote 10498||When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.|
|Quote 10501||Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.|
|Quote 10580||Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay|
|Quote 10695||Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.|
|Quote 10726||The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.|
|Quote 10736||Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.|
|Quote 10814||Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.|
|Quote 10904||The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.|
|Quote 10936||Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.|
|Quote 10954||The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.|
|Quote 10994||The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stra...|
|Quote 11091||My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.|
|Quote 11102||Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.|
|Quote 11164||Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.|
|Quote 11193||Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.|
|Quote 11204||Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.|
|Quote 11380||Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.|
|Quote 11488||The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.|
|Quote 11489||Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.|
|Quote 11500||Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.|
|Quote 11524||When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awarenes...|
|Quote 11594||There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.|
|Quote 11611||Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.|
|Quote 11666||Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.|
|Quote 11769||Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell|
|Quote 11815||Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.|
|Quote 11909||I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.|
|Quote 11996||You begin with the possibilities of the material.|
|Quote 12004||Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.|
|Quote 12056||I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details fo...|
|Quote 12080||An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.|
|Quote 12142||Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that...|
|Quote 12147||Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.|
|Quote 12203||Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.|
|Quote 12246||Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort....|
|Quote 12287||Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.|
|Quote 12333||An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.|
|Quote 12364||Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.|
|Quote 12436||Art is the proper task of life.
- Friedrich Nietzsche|
|Quote 12484||We have art in order not to die of the truth.|
|Quote 12571||Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.|
|Quote 12638||Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't b...|
|Quote 12669||No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.|
|Quote 12705||Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.|
|Quote 12726||The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.|
|Quote 12809||I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.|
|Quote 12837||The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.|
|Quote 13041||Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|Quote 13121||When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.|
|Quote 13132||The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passi...|
|Quote 13142||Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.|
|Quote 13162||This world is but a canvas to our imagination.|
|Quote 13266||The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.|
|Quote 13287||Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.|
|Quote 13394||Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock|
|Quote 13465||I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder|
|Quote 13485||Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.|
|Quote 13498||Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.|
|Quote 13564||Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.|
|Quote 13649||The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.|
|Quote 13722||Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture ...|
|Quote 13924||No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.|
|Quote 13951||Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt|
|Quote 14047||The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.|