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Art Quotes and Sayings

Art Quotes and Sayings For Inspiring Your Most Creative Self

We have collected a collection of art quotes. To advance your thinking while creating your own art and to enjoy the art around you.

No victory is greater than conquering your own mind. You can do anything if it’s in your mind. Art is the one thing that can help you to win over your mind. With it, you can get the exact blueprint of what thoughts you are conquered with and what is stopping you from inside.

This may be perhaps because Art is a universal language. It is a universal language and through it, each of us makes its own contribution. It comes from the heart.

Art transcends cultural boundaries. It is a truly global language. It knows no nation. It favors no race. And it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform.

This life is yours to create what you want. Be sloppy, experimental, expressive, raw, deep, have fun, be sensual and sensual. Look back at your art life and be proud of what you have achieved, it is perfect in its imperfections, it is yours. And then close your eyes and imagine your future, the blank canvas in front of you. Keep going, keep creating.

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Art Quotes

  1. “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” — Salvador Dali
  1. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” — Jonathan Swift
  1. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” — Thomas Merton
  1. “In drawing, one must look for or suspect that there is more than is casually seen.” — George Bridgman
  1. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas
  1. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” — Banksy
  1. “Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” — Al Hirschfeld
  1. “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” — Emile Zola
  1. “The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.” — Paul Cézanne
  1. “It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.” — J. M. W. Turner
  1. “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
  1. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” — Neil Gaiman
  1. “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
  1. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” — James Whistler
  1. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams
  1. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” — Marc Chagall
  1. “I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” — Le Corbusier
  1. “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
  1. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” — Aristotle
  1. “The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer
  1. “Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.” — Banksy
  1. “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” — Leo Tolstoy
  1. “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” — George Bernard Shaw
  1. “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better.” — André Gide
  1. “Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.” — Anselm Kiefer
  1. “Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.” — Friedrich Schiller
  1. “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” — Alberto Giacometti
  1. “More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed.” — Joan Miro
  1. “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” — Agnes Martin
  1. “Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” — Magdalena Abakanowicz
  1. “The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.” — Eric Gill
  1. “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” — Rene Magritte
  1. “In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.” — Ernest Hemingway
  1. “One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.” — Balthus
  1. “Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.” — David Hockney
  1. “Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.” — Albert Einstein
  1. “Art excludes, like love, any competition and devours the whole person.” — Unknown
  1. “What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” — John Updike
  1. “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
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