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750 Inspirational Art Quotes: Famous Artists (2023)

1. “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”


2. “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk


3. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”


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


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


6. “No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Ansel Adams


7. “Art remains the one way possible of speaking truth.” ― Robert Browning


8. “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”


9. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” Steve Jobs


10. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh


11. “My idea of heaven is to wake up, have a good breakfast, and spend the rest of the day drawing.“


12. “Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.” — Frank Lloyd Wright


13. “The view of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and the ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be.”― Norman Rockwell


14. “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” – Cecil B. DeMille


15. “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” – Auguste Rodin


16. “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” – St Francis of Assisi


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


18. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”


19. “I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else, anyway. Also, I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.” – Francis Bacon


20. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”


21. “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.“ ― Paul Cezanne


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


23. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso


24. “I am independent! I can live alone and I love to work.” – Mary Cassatt


25. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” – John F. Kennedy


26. “Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.” – Mark Rothko


27. “Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


28. “To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.” Schumann


29. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe


30. “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein


31. “For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.” Georges Rouault


32. “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


33. “Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.”


34. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” – Ray Bradbury


35. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso


36. “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” - Dorothy Parker


37. “Art is making something out of nothing.”


38. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” – Pablo Picasso


39. “The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”


40. “Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn’t seem fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.”


41. “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.”


42. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”


43. “Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.“― Anais Nin


44. “Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.” Pablo Picasso


45. “Drawing is a form of probing. And the first generic impulse to draw derives from the human need to search, to plot points, to place things and to place oneself.“― John Berger


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


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


48. “She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”


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


50. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso


51. “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”


52. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” –Leonardo da Vinci


53. “It's no good being too easily swayed by people's opinions. You have to believe in yourself.” - Donatella Versace


54. “I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo


55. “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso


56. “I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I have never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe


57. “Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.” Rembrandt


58. “I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.” – David Rockefeller


59. “It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.” ― Oscar Wilde


60. “ In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


61. “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


62. “To be an artist is to believe in life.” – Henry Moore


63. “If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.” Albrecht Durer


64. “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” Edward de Bono


65. “Every good painter paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock


66. “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”


67. “Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.”


68. “I was crafty when crafty wasn’t cool.” Alexa Westerfield


69. “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” – Pablo Picasso


70. “The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosiński


71. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh


72. “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” – Salvador Dali


73. “The Achilles heel of an artist lies in the hope that his art is good.“― Kapil Gupta


74. “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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


76. “To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut


77. Creativity is contagious, pass it on. - Albert Einstein


78. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo


79. “If you as a designer don’t believe in your design and don’t see it beyond the context of the film, instead of as a real creature in a real world then how can you expect the audience to believe it?“― Peter Jackson


80. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol


81. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas


82. “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery. It wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.“― Michelangelo


83. “An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” – Charles Horton Cooley


84. “The object of Art is to give life a shape.” – William Shakespeare


85. “How you draw is a reflection of how you feel about the world. You're not capturing it, you're interpreting it.“― Juliette Aristides


86. You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul. - George Bernard Shaw


87. “Creativity is magic. Don’t examine it too closely.” – Edward Albee


88. “A sculpture is just a drawing you fall over in the dark.” – Al Hirschfield


89. “You have to systematically create confusion; it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.” – Salvador Dalí


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


91. “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


92. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein


93. “Do not fear mistakes - there are none.” Miles David


94. “There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.”


95. “The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good.“― Stanley Kubrick


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


97. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Andy Warhol


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


99. “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”


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


101. “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.“― Keith Haring


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


103. “It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” Vincent Van Gogh


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


105. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”


106. “Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.“― Neil Gaiman


107. “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.” ― Oscar Wilde


108. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci


109. “Art is the proper task of life. ” Friedrich Nietzsche


110. “Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.”


111. “I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin


112. “Art does not reproduce what you see. It makes us see.” – Paul Klee


113. “When you want to make the main color pure and bright, don’t just keep adding bright colors on it. Just make the colors around the spot darker and dull. It will give the scene dramatical effects. I think the life is the same.” Hiroko Sakai


114. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” ― Pablo Picasso


115. “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


116. “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.“― Leo Tolstoy


117. “Art is my life and my life is art.” – Yoko Ono


118. “Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.”


119. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”


120. “Personality is everything in art and poetry.“― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


121. “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 awareness of perfection.” – Agnes Martin


122. “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”


123. “The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” -Michelangelo


124. “Art is a guarantee of sanity.” ― Louise Bourgeois


125. Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse


126. “I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.“― Bob Ross


127. “I invent nothing, I rediscover.” Auguste Rodin


128. “I shut my eyes in order to see.”


129. “Every artist dips her brush into her own soul, and paints her own truth into her pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher


130. “All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.“― James Baldwin


131. “TALENT IS GOOD. PRACTICE IS BETTER. PASSION IS BEST.”


132. “In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.” – Kai Green


133. “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” Osho


134. “There is no word for art. We say it is to transfer something from the real to the unreal. I am an owl, and I am a happy owl. I like to make people happy and everything happy. I am the light of happiness and I am a dancing owl.“― Kenojuak Ashevak


135. “Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.” – Earl Nightingale


136. “To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore


137. “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”


138. “I love to look at art, I love to look at paintings, and I almost feel like the experience isn’t complete until I’ve made something of my own.”


139. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau


140. “What do you think an artist is…he is a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”


141. “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” - Andre Gide


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


143. “In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.“― Ernest Hemingway


144. “Creative isn’t the way I think, it’s the way I like to live.” – Paul Sandip


145. “Drawing is not what one sees, but what one can make others see.“― Edgar Degas


146. “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


147. “The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.”


148. “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.” – Elijah Wood


149. “Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.” – Paul Cézanne


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


151. …Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. Proust calls these hints our “true impressions.” The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a ‘terminology for practical ends’ which we falsely call life.


152. “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


153. “Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.” – Paul Klee


154. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol


155. “Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”


156. “What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” John Updike


157. “You are your only limit.” – Anonymous


158. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” Leonardo da Vinci


159. “He was our greatest living painter, until he died.” – Mark Twain


160. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” Kurt Vonnegut


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


162. “Our love of art is often quite temporary, dependent upon our moods, and our love of art is subservient to our demand for a positive self-image. How we look at art should account for those imperfections and work around them.“― Tyler Cowen


163. Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought. - Albert Einstein


164. “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” – Eugene Delacroix


165. “Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece.” – Denis Waitley


166. “Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”


167. “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” - Pablo Picasso


168. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” Pablo Picasso


169. “The great artists of the past were aware that human life is full of chaos and suffering. But they had a remedy for this. And the name of that remedy was ‘beauty’. The beautiful work of art brings consolation in sorrow and affirmation in joy. It shows human life to be worthwhile.“― Roger Scruton


170. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”


171. “Art is the daughter of freedom.” –Friedrich Schiller


172. “The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.”


173. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso


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


175. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”


176. “We have art in order not to die of the truth.”


177. Art must take reality by surprise. - Francoise Sagan


178. “Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not”


179. “Success is a worn down pencil.“― Robert Rauschenberg


180. “Before I start carving the idea must be almost complete. I say ‘almost' because the really important thing seems to be the sculptor's ability to let his intuition guide him over the gap between conception and realization without compromising the integrity of the original idea.”- Barbara Hepworth


181. “Obsessive people make great art.” – Susan Sontag


182. “Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” – Leonardo da Vinci


183. “The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.” – Leonardo da Vinci


184. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” – Leonardo da Vinci


185. “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality.”


186. “Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” – Dale Carnegie


187. “I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.“― Georgia O’Keeffe


188. “A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”


189. “I feel glorious, dynamic energy. I am active and alive.” – Louise Hay


190. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”


191. “Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” ― Alfred North Whitehead


192. “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali


193. “We adore chaos because we love to produce order.”


194. “The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.” – Eric Gill


195. “I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all.”


196. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” Leonardo da Vinci


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


198. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso


199. “It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.“― J. M. W. Turner


200. “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” – Charles Bukowski


201. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” – Steve Jobs


202. “Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse


203. “The big art is our life.” — Mary Caroline Richards


204. “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin


205. “Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.” – Kehinde Wiley


206. “I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat


207. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo Da Vinci


208. “Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.” Elizabeth Gilbert


209. “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”


210. “Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”


211. “The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.” – Paul Klee


212. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper


213. “Art is an experience, not an object.” – Robert Motherwell


214. “Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” – Edvard Munch


215. “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho


216. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystery.” – Albert Einstein


217. “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw


218. “If you don’t do it someone else will.”


219. “The big artist…keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.”


220. “The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” Edith Södergran


221. “A picture is a poem without words.” -Horace


222. There is no must in art, because art is free. - Wassily Kandinsky


223. “I paint flowers so they will not die.“― Frida Kahlo


224. “I have a flood of ideas in my mind. I just follow my vision.” – Yayoi Kusama


225. “Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.” – Ossie Davis


226. “Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. I think that each one of us is born with creativity.” – Maya Angelou


227. “Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”


228. “The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.” – Frank Barron


229. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe


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


231. “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” – Frida Kahlo


232. “It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.“― Paul Cezanne


233. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. - Jonathan Swift


234. “Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”


235. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.“― Albert Einstein


236. “In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.” Henri de Toulouse Lautrec


237. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. - Pablo Picasso


238. “Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience.” — Alfred North Whitehead


239. “The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.” Vincent Van Gogh


240. “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso


241. “It takes a very long time to become young.”


242. “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until i set him free.” – Michelangelo


243. “Art is too important not to share.”― Romero Britto


244. “It is not enough to know your craft, you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.“― Edouard Manet


245. “I make art to show my soul that I am listening.” – Pat Wiederspan Jones


246. “In art as in love, instinct is enough.” — Anatole France


247. “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” – Piet Mondrian


248. “Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see - to see correctly - and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye.“― Kimon Nicolaides


249. “The work of art is a scream of freedom.” – Christo


250. “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” Yo-Yo Ma


251. “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 believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake.” — E. M. Forster


252. “An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.“― Charles Cooley


253. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso


254. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”


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


256. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”


257. “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso


258. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Ken Robinson


259. “Art is like therapy; what comes up is what comes up. It may be dark, but that's what comes up. You may want to keep some of it in a drawer... but never judge it.“― Nick Bantock


260. “A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” – Eugene Ionesco


261. This world is but a canvas to our imagination. - Henry David Thoreau


262. “Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.“― Gustav Klimt


263. “Every good painter paints what he is.”


264. “I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat


265. Woman Takes DNA Test For Fun Only To Discover Her Long-Term Boyfriend Is Her Full Sibling


266. “Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Leon Trotsky


267. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.” Michelangelo


268. “Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing.“― Salvador Dali


269. “An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye.“― Michelangelo


270. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” - Bruce Lee


271. “The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea.“― Agnes Martin


272. “A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.”


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


274. The artist is not a special kind of person; rather, each person is a special kind of artist. - Ananda Coomaraswamy


275. “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau


276. “Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” Brenda Ueland


277. “The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians.” — Alan Moore


278. “For me drawing is an attempt to understand what I feel about the world I live in.“― Brian Froud


279. “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace


280. “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” - John W. Gardner


281. “No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”


282. “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” – Yo-Yo Ma


283. “There are no rules to creativity.” – Laura Jaworski


284. “Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.” ― Elizabeth Bowen


285. “The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”


286. “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” Pablo Picasso


287. “I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.”


288. “Art, freedom, and creativity will change society faster than politics.” Victor Pinchuk


289. “I do not want ART for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”


290. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” Vincent van Gogh


291. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci


292. “Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.”


293. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'” Vincent Van Gogh


294. “I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”


295. “YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE, STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM, AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINK.”


296. There is no innovation and creativity without failure. - Brené Brown


297. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh


298. “The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.” Banksy


299. “Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.“― Anselm Kiefer


300. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.“― Pablo Picasso


301. “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.” „


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


303. “Art is to console those who are broken by life.” Vincent van Gogh


304. “I LIKE TO SURROUND MYSELF WITH CREATIVE PEOPLE. THEY LOVE LIFE IN SUCH A CONTAGIOUS WAY THAT CAN’T OFTEN BE PUT INTO WORDS.”


305. “The power of nature is such that it’s what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.“― Rick Rubin


306. “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” Pablo Picasso


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


308. “Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.” –Giotto di Bondone


309. “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


310. “Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers


311. “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.” Oscar Wilde


312. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.“― Neil Gaiman


313. “Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.” — Auguste Rodin


314. “He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.“― Saint Francis of Assisi


315. “It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from you own experience.” Berthe Morisot


316. “The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard.”


317. “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori


318. “I wish they would only take me as I am.” Vincent Van Gogh


319. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall


320. “In art, to express the infinite one should suggest infinitely more than is expressed.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


321. “Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth.“― Pablo Picasso


322. “When I feel a little confused the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.”


323. “Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary function is to sustain that emotions.“― Alfred Hitchcock


324. “Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall


325. “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”


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327. “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get the work done. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you're not going to make an awful lot of work.“― Chuck Close


328. “What is art but a way of seeing?” –Saul Bellow


329. “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”


330. “What keeps my heart awake is colourful silence.“― Claude Monet


331. “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 stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.“― William Faulkner


332. “AITA? I Went On Vacation With My Friend And Her Family, They Kicked Me Out So I Got My Own Room And Stayed On”


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


334. “A good artist has less time than ideas.” – Martin Kippenberger


335. “Art is restoration: the idea is to repair the damages that are inflicted in life, to make something that is fragmented – which is what fear and anxiety do to a person – into something whole.” – Louise Bourgeois


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


337. “Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” – Marc Chagall


338. “It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.”


339. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” – Leonardo da Vinci


340. Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance. - Jon Franklin


341. “As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or of color.”


342. “Drawing is like making an expressive gesture, with the advantage of permanence.“― Henri Matisse


343. “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Salvador Dali


344. “I invent nothing, I rediscover.” – Auguste Rodin


345. “Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production.”


346. “You can’t use up creativity. The more the you use, the more you have.” –Maya Angelou


347. “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.”


348. “A blank canvas… has unlimited possibilities.”


349. “Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.” Rene Magritte


350. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr Suess


351. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.“― Pablo Picasso


352. “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”


353. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.“― Kurt Vonnegut


354. “Art is never finished, only abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci


355. “A true masterpiece does not tell everything.” – Albert Camus


356. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”


357. “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.“― Frida Kahlo


358. “When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ” Lady Gaga


359. “There is no must in art because art is free.”


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


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362. “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 the fleeting prey in your little box.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson


363. “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” - Edward De Bono


364. “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”― Émile Zola


365. “We have art in order not to die of the truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


366. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.“― Pablo Picasso


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


368. “YOU WERE BORN AN ORIGINAL. DON’T DIE A COPY.”


369. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”


370. “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” –John W. Gardner


371. “Every artists dips her brush into her own soul, and paints her own truth into her pictures.” – Datura


372. “Art without emotion is like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.” Laurie Halse Anderson


373. “There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.”


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


375. “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” – Andre Gide


376. “Create with the heart; build with the mind.” - Criss Jami


377. “There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”


378. The mission of art is to represent nature, not to imitate her. - William Morris Hunt


379. “It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.” – John Saxe


380. “Painting from nature is not copying the object, it's realizing one's sensations.“― Paul Cezanne


381. “Do more than just exist.”


382. “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” – Elbert Hubbard


383. “You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do.” – Robert Kiyosaki


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


385. “LEARN THE RULES LIKE A PRO SO YOU CAN BREAK THEM LIKE AN ARTIST”


386. “MY MISSION IN LIFE IS NOT MERELY TO SURVIVE BUT TO THRIVE AND TO DO SO WITH SOME PASSION, SOME COMPASSION, SAME HUMOUR AND SOME STYLE.”


387. Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries. - Neville Brody


388. Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul, and you answer. - Terri Guillemets


389. “Be brave.”


390. “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”


391. “Art is what you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol


392. “An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.”


393. “Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache.“― David Hockney


394. “The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.” Lester Bangs


395. “I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” ― Ansel Adams


396. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say, ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.” – Vincent Van Gogh


397. “A work of art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t art at all.” – Paul Cézanne


398. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” –Ayn Rand


399. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”


400. “Art should be something that liberates your soul.” – Keith Haring


401. “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.“― Joan Miro


402. “Go out and paint the stars.” – Van Gogh


403. Through a painting, we can see the whole world. - Hans Hofmann


404. “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.“― Jackson Pollock


405. “I just feel that I’m in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I’m in the process of working.”


406. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou


407. “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.”


408. “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”


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


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


411. “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus


412. “One who knows how to appreciate color relationships, the influence of one color with another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinite variety of images.”― Sonia Delaunay


413. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”


414. “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”


415. “Art is a line around your thoughts.” – Gustav Klimt


416. “An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” Charles Horton Cooley


417. “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde


418. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol


419. “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”


420. “YOU’LL TURN OUT ORDINARY IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL”


421. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


422. “Every canvas is a journey all its own.”


423. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon


424. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo Da Vinci


425. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”


426. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” - Sylvia Plath


427. “Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.“― Al Hirschfeld


428. “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” – Pablo Picasso


429. “The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” Lucian Freud


430. “ART WILL REMAIN THE MOST ASTONISHING ACTIVITY OF MANKIND BORN OUT OF STRUGGLE BETWEEN WISDOM AND MADNESS”


431. “All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.”


432. You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou


433. “Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.” – Albert Einstein


434. “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


435. “The first essential to success in the art you practice is respect for the art itself.” ― Edward Bulwer-Lytton


436. “The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.” -Dale Carnegie


437. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” – Michelangelo


438. “Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”


439. Art is not a thing, it is a way. - Elbert Hubbard


440. “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”


441. “You were born to make art.” – Anonymous


442. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm


443. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”


444. “Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” – Anonymous


445. “I was created to create.”


446. “Art is a way of recognizing oneself.” – Louise Bourgeois


447. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Andy Warhol


448. “Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.” — Henri Matisse


449. “What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.” ― Rabindranath Tagore


450. The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. - Vincent Van Gogh


451. “Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.”


452. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.“― Marc Chagall


453. “Anything I can not transform into something marvellous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.“― Anais Nin


454. “A writer – and, I believe, generally all persons – must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.” Jorge Luis Borges


455. “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”


456. “To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and commonsense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms ofchildhood visions and dreams.”


457. “Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend.” – John Singer Sargent


458. “Drawing things makes them seem more real and makes me feel more alive. It also makes me pin down and remember things landscapes, season, weather, occasions, incidents, people that would otherwise have melted from my memory.“― David Gentleman


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


460. “You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


461. “EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL.”


462. “If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?”


463. “You can be cautious or you can be creative, but there's no such thing as a cautious creative.” - George Lois


464. “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” Michelangelo


465. “I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us” – Mary Oliver


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


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


468. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”


469. “If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper


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


471. “I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.”


472. “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


473. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” -Francis Bacon


474. “It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.” – Jackson Pollock


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


476. “Art is just another way of keeping a diary.” –Pablo Picasso


477. “Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.” Salvador Dali


478. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’” – Vincent Van Gogh


479. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh


480. “Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working." - Henri Matisse


481. “Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” John Olsen


482. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper


483. “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo


484. “It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.”


485. “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who,thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”


486. “Drawing is vision on paper.“― Andrew Loomis


487. “What moves those of genius, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” – Eugene Delacroix


488. “Creativity takes courage.”


489. “The world is only as free as it allows its artists to be.” – Rick Rubin


490. “Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.”


491. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” - Mary Lou Cook


492. “Every artist was first an amateur.”


493. “There are no rules to creativity” – Laura Jaworski


494. “In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.“― Kai Greene


495. “Amateurs look for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Chuck Close


496. “That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” Ray Bradbury


497. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.“― Ray Bradbury


498. “A true masterpiece does not tell everything.“― Albert Camus


499. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.“― Pablo Picasso


500. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”


501. “Go to your studio and make stuff.” – Fred Babb


502. “For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”


503. “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”


504. “In drawing, one must look for or suspect that there is more than is casually seen.“― George Bridgman


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506. “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.“― Salvador Dali


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


508. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”


509. “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.” - Austin Kleon


510. “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”


511. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman


512. “Making art is the most relaxing, joyous, therapeutic stimulating way to spend your time, as you unleash the part of your brain that's been itching to get at it.“― Harley Brown


513. “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler


514. “In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.” — Edward Hopper


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


516. “Art is the highest form of hope.” – Gerhard Richter


517. “I’m not the average girl from your video and I ain’t built like a supermodel but I learned to love myself unconditionally because I am a queen.” – India Arie


518. “I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.” – Arsene Wenger


519. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” Michelangelo


520. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”


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


522. “I don't know why people expect art to make sense. They accept the fact that life doesn't make sense.“― David Lynch


523. “Art is a harmony parallel with nature.” –Paul Cezanna


524. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” Edwin Land


525. “Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” William Plomer


526. “I aspire to inspire before I expire.”


527. “Painting something that defies the law of the land is good. Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.”


528. “During my process, I use form, line, shape, and colour to re-examine and reaffirm who I am when external constructs slip away. This study allows me to express deep stirrings to which I can’t place words.” Under a Blanket of Stars (dreaming) by Kara Mandel


529. “Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . . „


530. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon


531. “Art speaks where words are unable to explain.” – Unknown


532. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.“― Robert Hughes


533. “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” – George Bernard Shaw


534. “In art, what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished.” – Mary Cassatt


535. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas


536. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath


537. “It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.” Mark Rothko


538. “Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.” -Jean Cocteau


539. “The creative adult is the child who survived.” - ​​Ursula Le Guin


540. “The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”― Anton Pavlovich Chekhov


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


542. “In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down. And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real.”


543. “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” – Alberto Giacometti


544. “When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a ‘get acquainted period’ that I see what I've been about.“― Jackson Pollock


545. “Art is to console those who are broken by life”


546. “Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.” – Leo Tolstoy


547. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”


548. “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo


549. “THERE ARE FAR BETTER THINGS AHEAD THAN ANY WE LEAVE BEHIND”


550. “A picture is a work of art, not because it is ‘modern,’ nor because it is ‘ancient,’ but because it is a sincere expression of human feeling.” – John F. Carlson


551. “No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble disheartens the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


552. … and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?


553. “It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.” – Louise Bourgeois


554. “An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” Paul Valéry


555. “Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.“― Georges Braque


556. “If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.” – Albrecht Dürer


557. “When I paint, I never think of selling. People fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights.“ ― Edvard Munch


558. “Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” – Steven Pressfield


559. “A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”


560. “The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet


561. “I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin. The job is not the work.”


562. “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”


563. “Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” – Pope John Paul II


564. “Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”


565. “If there is no way, create one.”


566. Inspiration does exist.. but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso


567. “If the artist has outer and inner eyes for nature, nature rewards him by giving him inspiration.” – Wassily Kandinsky


568. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” Leonardo da Vinci


569. “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London


570. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso


571. “The most interesting thing about artists is how they live.” – Marcel Duchamp


572. “Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.” Hugh MacLeod


573. “A Good artist has less time than ideas.” Martin Kippenberger


574. “The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint.“― Keith Haring


575. “To create one’s own world takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe


576. “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can.” – Neil Gaiman


577. “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”


578. “Art is the objectification of feeling.” — Herman Melville


579. “TO LIVE A LIFE, WE MUST LOSE OUR FEAR OF BEING WRONG”


580. “What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.” – Marcel Duchamp


581. “The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity.” – Walt Whitman


582. “A great artist is always before his time or behind it.” George Moore


583. “NOBODY IS PERFECT, THATS WHY PENCILS HAVE ERASERS.”


584. “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”


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


586. “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” –Barbara Januszkiewicz


587. “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.“― Bertolt Brecht


588. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall


589. “Art is to console those who are broken by life.” – Vincent Van Gogh


590. “Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser


591. “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.” – Paul Strand


592. “Art transcends cultural boundaries.” – Thomas Kinkade


593. “Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality.“― John Dewey


594. “To create one’s own world takes courage.”


595. “I can’t clean my craft room because I get distracted by all the good stuff I find again.” Sizzix.com


596. “The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.” –William Morris Hunt


597. “NO FORCE ON EARTH CAN STOP AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME”


598. “Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” – John Olsen


599. “The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.“― Wassily Kandinsky


600. “The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.” – George Inness


601. “Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí


602. “Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.”


603. “Every good painter paints what he is.” – Jackson Pollock


604. “There is no healthier drug than creativity.” Nayyirah Waheed


605. “The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.” –D.H. Lawrence


606. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron


607. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.”


608. “I paint for myself. I don't know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.” Francis Bacon


609. “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”


610. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”


611. “The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”


612. “If I knew what the picture was going to be like, I wouldn’t make it.” – Cindy Sherman


613. “… and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”


614. Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art. - Constantin Stanislavski


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


616. “The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” – Robert Henri


617. “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” — Pablo Picasso


618. “All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.” ― Iris Murdoch