Top 555 Art Quotes

We have collected the best Art Quotes by famous authors including Charles Horton Cooley, Luc de Clapiers, Duke of Wellington, Alexander Pope, J. R. R. Tolkien and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.

Charles Horton Cooley
Patience is the art of hoping.

Luc de Clapiers
The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.

Duke of Wellington
All nature is but art unknown to thee.

Alexander Pope
Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary ‘real’ world.

J. R. R. Tolkien
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

Herbie Hancock
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

George Santayana
Art is all in the details.

Christian Marclay
Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.’

Jef I. Richards
My wife Victoria Harwood was art director on ‘Far North,’ and she had designed my student film, ‘The Sheep Thief.’

Asif Kapadia
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.

Le Corbusier
Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.

Don Miguel Ruiz
Art lies by its own artifice.

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

I like to change. A new lamp, a piece of art, can transform a room.

Madonna Ciccone
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams
We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

Henry James
All art is political in the sense that it serves someone’s politics.

August Wilson
Music is the biggest tool of revolution – the best way to reach out to the youth and involve them. If you can’t contribute to the world with your art, I don’t see the meaning of life.

Kailash Kher
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.

Adrienne Rich
Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.

Anselm Kiefer
Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.

Chris Brown
I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.

Barbra Streisand
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.

Albert Camus
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
Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.

Richard Holloway
I’m not gonna give the British Government the joy of keeping taxing me. They don’t tax art. And all my cars are just a collection of art.

Jay Kay
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Pablo Picasso
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know.

Arthur Koestler
We have to support our local artists. It’s just that simple. Otherwise, we will have no art.

Al Jourgensen
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.

Karl Popper
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the age when other children, I imagine, experience their first ‘feeling’ for a person, or for art, or for religion, I was affectionate, good, and even pious: by that I mean that under the influence of my mother, I was devoted to the Child Jesus.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Dale Carnegie
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

Camillo di Cavour
Sculpture is an art of the open air. Daylight, sunlight, is necessary to it, and for me, its best setting and complement is nature.

Henry Moore
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

Abraham Lincoln
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Tom Stoppard
Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.

Lynda Resnick
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.

William Hazlitt
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Theodor W. Adorno
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

William Blake
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

George Bernard Shaw
I love music videos, I really do. I think it’s kind of sad that it’s a dying art form.

Adam Levine
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.

David Frost
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.

Robert Motherwell
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.

Henri Matisse
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Oscar Wilde
Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there.

Chuck D
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.

Vanessa Mae
The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.

Flannery O’Connor
Sometimes words are not needed, and the simplicity of expressing yourself through an art form is one of the best ways of communication.

Emmanuel Jal
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

John Ciardi
There hasn’t been any art yet. Art is just beginning.

Constantin Brancusi
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

Charles Bukowski
Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings.

David Bowie
I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.

David Hockney
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.

Antoni Gaudi
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way.

Lady Gaga
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

Anais Nin
Spoken word poetry is the art of performance poetry. I tell people it involves creating poetry that doesn’t just want to sit on paper, that something about it demands it be heard out loud or witnessed in person.

Sarah Kay
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.

Morihei Ueshiba
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 no use for it.

Anais Nin
Art owes its origin to Nature herself… this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.

Giorgio Vasari
Art is messy, art is chaos – so you need a system.

Andrew Stanton
All art is dependent on technology because it’s a human endeavour, so even when you’re using charcoal on a wall or designed the proscenium arch, that’s technology.

George Lucas
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call.

Sylvia Plath
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.

Jean-Luc Godard
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Malcolm Forbes
Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.

Lincoln Steffens
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life.

Marcus Aurelius
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.

Malcolm Muggeridge
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

Paul Klee
Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily.

Christopher Voss
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Sun Tzu
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

Jean Cocteau
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

Gustave Flaubert
I think it’s important to earn your fan base and not just try to immediately advance to the top. If you ride to the top quickly, you’re liable to fall as quickly. Take your time. It’s a long journey ahead of you as an artist. There’s nowhere that you’re supposed to be other than right now living inside of your art.

Jason Mraz
There’s design, and there’s art. Good design is total harmony. There’s no better designer than nature – if you look at a branch or a leaf, it’s perfect. It’s all function. Art is different. It’s about emotion. It’s about suffering and beauty – but mostly suffering!

Diane von Furstenberg
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.

Saint Augustine
It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray.

Eddie Vedder
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.

Edgar Degas
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.

Hedy Lamarr
My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It’s about making the best kind of image I can make, it’s about talking as clearly as I can.

Jim Dine
A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.

Oscar Wilde
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

W. Somerset Maugham
At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.

Jim Henson
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The importance of art is in the process of doing it, in the learning experience where the artist interacts with whatever is being made.

Roy Lichtenstein
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken
Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.

Ben Okri
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Art is inherently political. Even trying to make a film that has nothing to do with politics is, in and of itself, a political act.

Barry Jenkins
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.

Victor Hugo
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

Yoko Ono
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work.

H. R. Giger
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.

Jean Arp
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.

Georges Braque
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.

John Ruskin
To me, snowboarding is really an art form, and I think every athlete, every snowboarder has her own style, and that makes them stand out.

Chloe Kim
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
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.

Luciano Pavarotti
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.

Harold Coffin
Trauma happens in relationships, so it can only be healed in relationships. Art can’t provide healing. It can be cathartic and therapeutic but a relationship is a three-part journey.

Alanis Morissette
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

Thomas Hardy
Every good painter paints what he is.

Jackson Pollock
Fine art is knowledge made visible.

Gustave Courbet
Politics is the art of the possible.

Otto von Bismarck
I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize.

Jodie Foster
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Jean Rostand
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

Auguste Rodin
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.

Steve Prefontaine
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.

Kary Mullis
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

Albert Camus
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

Carl Rogers
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.

Herbert Read
Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art – or at least people call it that.

Frank Gehry
Art is, for me, the process of trying to wake up the soul. Because we live in an industrialized, fast-paced world that prefers that the soul remain asleep.

Bill Viola
The history of art is the history of revivals.

Samuel Butler
The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

Glenn Gould
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson
Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.

Mae West
I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.

Gustave Courbet
I like the art of making money more than the money.

Richard Rawlings
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.

Ulysses S. Grant
It’s not a science when you are judging art, but we’d be remiss to say you can’t look at something and say, ‘This is more well done than that.’

Matthew McConaughey
Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

Louis Kahn
To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.

Lewis Mumford
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.

Ambrose Bierce
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

Henry Miller
Cinema is an art form that is designed to go across borders. And as a filmmaker, the only way I can direct a movie is when I feel close to my culture.

Denis Villeneuve
I think that art has the ability to capture people’s imaginations and make them think that more is possible.

Shepard Fairey
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides.

Artur Schnabel
I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.

John Zorn
My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.

Andy Goldsworthy
I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.

Maria Callas
The best artists know what to leave out.

Charles de Lint
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

Alexander Pope
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte
I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.

Marcel Duchamp
Art is eternal, but life is short.

Evelyn de Morgan
The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.

John Lasseter
Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

Hunter S. Thompson
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Jean Cocteau
I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.

Yayoi Kusama
For me, art is supposed to be a question mark.

Marilyn Manson
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Philip James Bailey
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.

Joseph Conrad
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.

Simone de Beauvoir
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.

Kurt Vonnegut
Great artists suffer for the people.

Marvin Gaye
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Thornton Wilder
A lot of cinematography is intuition. It’s an art, not a formula.

Reed Morano
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.

Salvador Dali
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.

Walt Whitman
Let’s say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can’t do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.

Charles de Lint
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.

Iris Murdoch
There will be very few occasions when you are absolutely certain about anything. You will consistently be called upon to make decisions with limited information. That being the case, your goal should not be to eliminate uncertainty. Instead, you must develop the art of being clear in the face of uncertainty.

Andy Stanley
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.

Charlie Chaplin
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.

Cyril Connolly
They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker
Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art.

Anselm Kiefer
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.

Wassily Kandinsky
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter
There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing.

James Frey
Art is the daughter of freedom.

Friedrich Schiller
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Honore de Balzac
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.

Maya Lin
My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.

Agnes Martin
All good art is an indiscretion.

Tennessee Williams
I don’t understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.

Jackie Kennedy
Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.

Chinua Achebe
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

John Ruskin
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that’s it. No America, no jazz. I’ve seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Africa.

Art Blakey
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

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

Jean-Luc Godard
My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings.

Yayoi Kusama
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.

Arne Jacobsen
I think that art is an act of violence, and the more emotionally engaged you are in a piece of art, the more violent it feels.

Nicolas Winding Refn
All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.

Otto Dix
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Women’s art, political art – those categorisations perpetuate a certain kind of marginality which I’m resistant to. But I absolutely define myself as a feminist.

Barbara Kruger
The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.

Michael Moore
I adore art… when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.

Giuseppe Verdi
What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life.

Michel Foucault
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist’s obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.

Alberto Giacometti
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James
The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

Paul Klee
Translation is the art of failure.

Umberto Eco
The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.

Ansel Adams
I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Art is a kind of illness.

Giacomo Puccini
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

Pablo Picasso
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Henri Matisse
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche
What is the intersection between technology, art and science? Curiosity and wonder, because it drives us to explore, because we’re surrounded by things we can’t see.

Louie Schwartzberg
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.

Apolo Ohno
An empty canvas is full.

Robert Rauschenberg
What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.

John Updike
There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.

William Shakespeare
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Herman Melville
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

Paul Cezanne
I believe that economics is based on scarcity of markets. And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.

Nipsey Hussle
A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.

Leonardo da Vinci
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game.

Octavio Paz
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

Theodore Dreiser
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Marcus Aurelius
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
The art of communication is the language of leadership.

James Humes
Surprise is key in all art.

Oscar Niemeyer
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

Claude Debussy
Let each man exercise the art he knows.

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.

J. Paul Getty
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Gustave Flaubert
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher
Art is the signature of civilizations.

Beverly Sills
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!

Anatole France
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.

Joshua Reynolds
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.

William Hazlitt
Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.

Will Rogers
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’

Ashton Kutcher
Food is art and science. So, you take something out, you have to work with the recipe to make sure that you’re providing delicious food with cleaner labels.

Denise Morrison
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

Salvador Dali
Furniture should always be comfortable. And always have a piece of art that you made somewhere in the home.

Tamara Taylor
One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren’t usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It’s structures and patterns, and that’s what we love, and that’s what we get off on.

Danica McKellar
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.

Auguste Rodin
Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.

Elizabeth Bowen
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso
Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.

Frank Wedekind
Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

Adolf Loos
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 you tell me what you know.

Groucho Marx
I think people generally are lost, as they keep thinking about what is going to happen and what they have done. They are not alive anymore. The art of listening is missing. In their head, they are doing something else.

Sushant Singh Rajput
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.

Isaac Newton
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.

Jackson Pollock
When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.

Edward Steichen
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
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

Patti Smith
There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

Mao Zedong
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein
I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there’s no such thing as the perfect haircut!

Sean Patrick Thomas
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.

Claude Monet
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities. That’s precisely what ‘trends’ are – a search for something ‘safe’ – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion.

George Lois
That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.

James Taylor
My mother Reba Vidyarthi was a Kathak dancer while my father Govind Vidyarthi was a theatre personality. Later on, he worked for Sangeet Natak Akademi and documented many dying art forms of India.

Ashish Vidyarthi
Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.

If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.

Grandma Moses
The temple of art is built in words.

Josiah Gilbert Holland
An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.

Wassily Kandinsky
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.

Alfred Stieglitz
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.

Harvey Fierstein
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau
If I were not able to separate the art from the artists, I think I would limit myself a great deal, and life wouldn’t be nearly as interesting.

Jessye Norman
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.

Pierre Bonnard
We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce
I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art.

Jeffrey Deitch
Great art picks up where nature ends.

Marc Chagall
Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable.

Leonard Baskin
Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.

Norman McLaren
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

Will Durant
I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

Walt Disney
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.

Evelyn Waugh
The perfection of art is to conceal art.

Cooking well, with love, is an art.

Asha Bhosle
Art is the proper task of life.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair
Our Father which art in heaven – Stay there – And we will stay on earth – Which is sometimes so pretty.

Jacques Prevert
Every art I do is a collage.

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

The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.

D. H. Lawrence
Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.

Daniel Bell
Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.

Andre Gide
What inspires me to paint is life, my emotions, through my paintings I want people to understand that life isn’t always happy but you should be always hopeful that’s why I use bright colors in my paintings, that’s what I want people to feel about me and when they see my art.

Heart Evangelista
Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.

Constantin Stanislavski
Should graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It’s way more important than that.

I’m giving into my tendency to want to blur and blend the lines between art and life, and privacy and sharing.

Lia Ices
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’

Edgar Allan Poe
Any artist, the work you do, if it’s a painting or if it’s a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else’s life. That’s what’s fun about sharing art.

Matthew McConaughey
In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.

Bjarke Ingels
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.

Lenny Bruce
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol
Art is the path to being spiritual.

Piet Mondrian
Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need.

Will Rogers
Architecture is a negotiated art, and it’s highly political, and if you want to make buildings, there is diplomacy required.

Thom Mayne
Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything.

Nobu Matsuhisa
The true art of memory is the art of attention.

Samuel Johnson
Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.

Martin Kippenberger
Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo da Vinci
The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.

Hendrik Willem Van Loon
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.

Alexander Calder
When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.

Victor Hugo
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

George Bernard Shaw
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.

Gertrude Stein
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.

Steve Lacy
Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Malcolm de Chazal
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein
Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.

John Ford
What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.

Raoul Dufy
I collect art, and I drink wine… things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, ‘I’m going to buy art to impress this crowd.’ That’s just ridiculous to me. I don’t live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?

I think good art does come from a dark place.

Rick Springfield
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
Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the same stroke and line: that which is conquered, conquers at the same time.

Maria Sibylla Merian
‘Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’

W. H. Auden
The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master.

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.

Maurice Chevalier
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.

James Joyce
So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The world is wide. No two days are alike, nor even two hours, neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of all the world; and the genuine productions of art, like those of nature, are all distinct from each other.

John Constable
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

Benjamin Franklin
Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.

Michael Franti
If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it.

Jordan Peterson
It’s not new that architecture can profoundly affect a place, sometimes transform it. Architecture and any art can transform a person, even save someone.

Frank Gehry
But I am a lover of all kinds of art. And I just can’t stick to one thing. I guess I could if I made myself, but I’d always be looking the other way, for other things.

Andre Benjamin
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Oscar Wilde
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.

William Morris
We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.

Maurice Ravel
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Henri Matisse
I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information.

David Ogilvy
I like to learn. That’s an art and a science.

Katherine Johnson
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

Miguel de Unamuno
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

It is hard to separate the art from the artist.

Juice Wrld
I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.

Amandla Stenberg
Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’

Takashi Murakami
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.

Gustave Flaubert
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.

Jackson Pollock
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.

John Keats
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.

Bernie Siegel
Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.

Virginia Woolf
You don’t have to be Picasso or Rembrandt to create something. The fun of it, the joy of creating, is way high above anything else to do with the art form.

Chick Corea
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.

Giorgio de Chirico
I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design, and all in all, I can look back on my collegiate experience and say that I really did enjoy myself.

Karen Bardsley
An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.

Langston Hughes
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.

Dante Alighieri
When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.

Marc Chagall
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

When we look back at the Mayans or ancient Egypt, we look at their art.

Robert Wilson
Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire.

Oscar Wilde
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Art is too serious to be taken seriously.

Ad Reinhardt
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.

Sun Tzu
Nature is the art of God.

Dante Alighieri
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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story.

Diane Paulus
I paint with shapes.

Alexander Calder
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Art is essentially communication. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum. That’s why people make art, so other people can relate to it.

Conor Oberst
Through a painting we can see the whole world.

Hans Hofmann
The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.

Anthony Hopkins
Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity – and I don’t mean simple – it’ll be good, and the public will know it.

John Wayne
All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band.

Adam Jones
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.

Karl Marx
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.

Oscar Wilde
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Harry S Truman
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.

Vladimir Nabokov
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.

Jim Morrison
I was a product of Andy Warhol’s Factory. All I did was sit there and observe these incredibly talented and creative people who were continually making art, and it was impossible not to be affected by that.

Lou Reed
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

Gustave Flaubert
I founded a club, which is called the Brutally Early Club. It’s basically a breakfast salon for the 21st century where art meets science meets architecture meets literature.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Every artist writes his own autobiography.

Havelock Ellis
The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.

Andre Gide
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.

Franz Liszt
A work of art doesn’t exist outside the perception of the audience.

Abbas Kiarostami
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.

Charles Baudelaire
All great art allows us this: a glimpse across the limits of our self.

Hisham Matar
The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

Logan Pearsall Smith
Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.

Woody Allen
When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.

O. Henry
Cleanliness is the scourge of art.

Craig Brown
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

Sun Tzu
Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don’t think its fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.

Ani DiFranco
Art depends on luck and talent.

Francis Ford Coppola
Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.

Roy Lichtenstein
I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Pauline Kael
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

Paul Gauguin
We have spent billions to go to the moon – we go to this lesser satellite called the moon and say we are in space, but we are in space right now; we just don’t feel ourselves to be in space. Some forms of art and some forms of spirituality do give us that sense.

James Turrell
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.

Malcolm Mclaren
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
To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.

Robert Mapplethorpe
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.

Robert Smithson
Art is man’s nature; nature is God’s art.

Philip James Bailey
In an artwork you’re always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.

Damien Hirst
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?

Ludwig van Beethoven
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.

Margot Fonteyn
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.

Claude Debussy
Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.

Mary Schmich
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Salvador Dali
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 money with it.

Laurie Anderson
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams
Art, in the first place, has to connect with yourself.

Andrew Brown
Art is born of humiliation.

W. H. Auden
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Salvador Dali
If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?

Ai Weiwei
If commercialization is putting my art on a shirt so that a kid who can’t afford a $30,000 painting can buy one, then I’m all for it.

Keith Haring
The interpretation of dreams is a great art.

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

Thomas Merton
I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I’ve done many.

Robert Indiana
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

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.

Max Eastman
You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We’re amazing people.

Vivienne Westwood
Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.

Marilyn French
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

James Whistler
My painting does not come from the easel.

Jackson Pollock
Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.

Brandon Boyd
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

Eugene Ionesco
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.

Claude Monet
Painting and writing are solitary arts.

Conrad Hall
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.

D. H. Lawrence
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Art is what you can get away with.

Andy Warhol
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith
A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.

Willie Nelson
Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

Paulo Coelho
Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier
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 artist and the bafflement of the public.

Paul Gauguin
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.

Edward Steichen
There is nothing new in art except talent.

Anton Chekhov
At the end of the day, I just do my job. I love my art. But I genuinely want to change the world. I’m very generous, and I really want people to see that I am – that’s really it.

Millie Bobby Brown
The purpose of art is to accumulate the human within the human being.

Svetlana Alexievich
Women are our most miraculous muse, an enchanted intangibility that encourages all art.

CeeLo Green
Art is anything you can get away with.

Marshall McLuhan
History develops, art stands still.

E. M. Forster
It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.

Wilson Mizner
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

Oscar Wilde
Art must take reality by surprise.

Francoise Sagan
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

Pablo Picasso
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

Agnes Martin
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

Ambrose Bierce
‘Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘Insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.

Hunter S. Thompson
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.

George Edward Moore
Tape reading is a lost art that today is not very useful.

Steven A. Cohen
One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.

Andrew Wyeth
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

George Bernard Shaw
I’m calling the Cube, it’s a piece of art. At the same time, it’s an intellectual task as well.

Erno Rubik
Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.

Paul Klee
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.

Octavia E. Butler
Muhammad Ali – he was a magnificent fighter and he was an icon… Every head must bow, every knee must bend, every tongue must confess, thou art the greatest, the greatest of all time, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali.

Don King
Fashion is kinda a joke. I don’t get too bogged down in the clothes. For me, it’s one big art project, just a canvas to show that fashion should have a brand which has someone behind it who cares about different contexts. Social things.

Virgil Abloh
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Ansel Adams
Visual storytelling utilizes both language and art to pass on the essence of who we are.

Debbie Millman
There is no must in art because art is free.

Wassily Kandinsky
You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.

Rabindranath Tagore
Art should be created for life, not for the museum.

Jean Nouvel
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

John Berger
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

Pablo Picasso
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.

William Hazlitt
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.

Gian Carlo Menotti
Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.

Roy Lichtenstein
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide
Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.

bell hooks
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Mark Van Doren
Economics is not an exact science. It’s a combination of an art and elements of science. And that’s almost the first and last lesson to be learned about economics: that in my judgment, we are not converging toward exactitude, but we’re improving our data bases and our ways of reasoning about them.

Paul Samuelson
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.

Jim Hodges
Land really is the best art.

Andy Warhol
All art is but imitation of nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.

Keith Haring
I haven’t mastered the art of sitting and smiling.

Ashley Wagner
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

Luc de Clapiers
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

Arthur Erickson
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
A painting that is well composed is half finished.

Pierre Bonnard
The work of art is a scream of freedom.

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

Thomas Browne
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso
Art is science made clear.

Wilson Mizner
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.

Jeanette Winterson
Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.

Federico Garcia Lorca
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Winston Churchill
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

Alexander Pope
I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.

Robert Indiana
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
Making art is not the matter of a moment, and nor is making an exhibition; curating follows art.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Pablo Picasso
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.

Angelus Silesius
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
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Paul Valery
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

Sun Tzu
My older brother Joel became an art teacher; my brother Rip ultimately became a television producer and singer and actor himself.

Billy Crystal
Trying to force creativity is never good.

Sarah McLachlan
Art is made in hindsight.

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

Pope Paul VI
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.

Robert Indiana
Mime is an art beyond words. It is the art of the essential. And you cannot lie. You have to show the truth.

Marcel Marceau
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
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 passing shape, from a spider’s web.

Pablo Picasso
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Jonathan Swift
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
Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

Charles Eames
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Khalil Gibran
We live in an age when the traditional great subjects – the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism – are daily devalued by commercial art.

Andy Warhol
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.

Robert Quillen
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

Friedrich Nietzsche
I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.

Henry Ossawa Tanner
I am not strong on perfection.

Jasper Johns
I think what we’re attracted to on the page is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable to what an experience is. That’s why life is short and art is very long.

Hilton Als
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

Paul Cezanne
A picture is a poem without words.

Layer by layer art strips life bare.

Robert Musil
Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.

Peter De Vries
Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.

Giotto di Bondone
Knowing how to dress is an art.

I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

Henri Matisse
All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital.

Oscar Wilde
I’m the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end.

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

Bertrand Russell
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

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.

Henry Moore
I look at a lot of artists. I’m inspired by – I suppose I shouldn’t say ‘inspired,’ but it’s not really influenced. I am inspired. Art comes from art.

Cy Twombly
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?

M. C. Escher
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams
Like with any good art form, if you can entertain people and make them think, it’s an honor. It’s just an honor to be a comedian.

Bob Saget
Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

Oliver Herford
Politicians are masters of the art of deception.

Martin L. Gross
I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.

Matthew McConaughey
I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.

Camille Paglia
You begin with the possibilities of the material.

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

Ernst Fischer
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Victor Pinchuk
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.

Yoko Ono
I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.

Francis Ford Coppola
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.

Simone Weil
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.

Walter Hagen
I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.

Alek Wek