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Art Quotes

Art quote - Everything you can imagine is real.
Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso


Art quote - Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice;
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 quote - A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing not
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw


Art quote - Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than se
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

Leonardo da Vinci


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

Pablo Picasso


Art quote - You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Art quote - It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perform
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

Vincent van Gogh


Art quote - Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso


Art quote - A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark exce
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

Leonardo da Vinci


Art quote - The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stan
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein , The World As I See It


Art quote - Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker , Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War


If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is 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 possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.

Kurt Vonnegut , A Man Without a Country


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.

Anaïs Nin


Art quote - One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship


Art quote - Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.

Chuck Klosterman , Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


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

Thomas Merton , No man is an island – A selection from the prose


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

Pablo Picasso


Art quote - Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

Woody Allen


Art quote - A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life
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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Art quote - What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to repro
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

Karl Lagerfeld


Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart...no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.

Heinlein Robert A.


Art quote - Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if y
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

C.S. Lewis , Mere Christianity


Art quote - ...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?

Vincent van Gogh


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

Edgar Degas


Art quote - You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats th
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.

Rick Riordan


Art quote - Creativity takes courage.
Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse


Art quote - Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.

Oscar Wilde


Art quote - I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and c
I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.

Marilyn Monroe


Art quote - There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Vincent van Gogh


Art quote - It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be
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 quote - Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

Pablo Picasso


Art quote - When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams


Art quote - One eye sees, the other feels.
One eye sees, the other feels.

Paul Klee


Art quote - Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray


Art quote - Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone

Pablo Picasso


Art quote - You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.

Ansel Adams


Art quote - The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.

Lester Bangs


Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple I must, then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose...
...Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty - describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember. If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world’s sounds – wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories? Turn your attentions to it. Try to raise up the sunken feelings of this enormous past; your personality will grow stronger, your solitude will expand and become a place where you can live in the twilight, where the noise of other people passes by, far in the distance. - And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.

Rainer Maria Rilke


Art quote - Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art
Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Oscar Wilde


Art quote - There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of
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


Art quote - The human body is the best work of art.
The human body is the best work of art.

Jess C. Scott


Art quote - If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude
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 Life of Pi , Life of Pi


Art quote - When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, co
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


Art quote - The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.

Leonardo da Vinci


Art quote - A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.
A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus


Art quote - Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.

Criss Jami


Art quote - Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is w
Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know.

Groucho Marx


Art quote - If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.

John Lennon


Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art
Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art
Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.
When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
Jesus
Socrates
Caesar
García Lorca.
I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.

Charles Bukowski


Art quote - A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been adde
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 'Collected Poems'