Art Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Art Quotes from William Blake, Linda Ronstadt, Rabindranath Tagore, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hippocrates. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
William Blake
Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems.
Linda Ronstadt
In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
Rabindranath Tagore
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
Life is short, the art long.
I always say film is art, theater is life and television is furniture.
Kenny Leon
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
Art is the path to being spiritual.
Piet Mondrian
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
Jean-Luc Godard
An album is a whole universe, and the recording studio is a three-dimensional kind of art space that I can fill with sound. Just as the album art and videos are ways of adding more dimensions to the words and music. I like to be involved in all of it because it’s all of a piece.
Bat for Lashes
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
William Osler
I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.
Amandla Stenberg
Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
Chuck Close
Music is art, and once you become an artist, you need to learn how to accept criticism.
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
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
John Berger
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Clarence Day
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
Isaac Newton
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Samuel Johnson
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Robert Delaunay
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
Insight is the first condition of Art.
George Henry Lewes
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
When I first became captain of the Indian cricket team in 2000, many well-wishers and journalist friends gifted me the classic Mike Brearley book, ‘The Art of Captaincy.’ I mean no disrespect to the book or Mr, Brearley, who I admire a great deal, but books or team meetings don’t make you good captains.
Sourav Ganguly
Art is messy, art is chaos – so you need a system.
Andrew Stanton
There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That’s where the real art lies. See, I always suspect characters who are painted as lovely, decent human beings. I would always question where the darkness lies.
Martin McDonagh
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
All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band.
Adam Jones
When artists make art, they shouldn’t question whether it is permissible to do one thing or another.
Sol LeWitt
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
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Dorothea Lange
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.
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
Jackson Pollock
Space is the breath of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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
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
That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.
James Taylor
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Arnold Palmer
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.
William Hazlitt
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
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
I love beautiful things. I’m not into art so much, like paintings.
Celine Dion
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche
All art is erotic.
Gustav Klimt
Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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 seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.
Philip Guston
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 is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.
Kehinde Wiley
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
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.
Jean Arp
Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.
Don Miguel Ruiz
But only art and music have the power to bring peace.
Yoko Ono
Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
Lincoln Steffens
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
Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.
Ben Okri
Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
Thomas Shadwell
The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.
Ansel Adams
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
There is nothing new in art except talent.
Anton Chekhov
Cinema is an art form, a result of dedication of a number of people.
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
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
James Joyce
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso
Politicians are masters of the art of deception.
Martin L. Gross
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
Clara Schumann
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
Toni Morrison
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
I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.
Yayoi Kusama
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
Bertrand Russell
We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art.
Maurice Ravel
I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
Le Corbusier
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Schopenhauer
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
Morihei Ueshiba
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Paul Klee
A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
Albrecht Durer
History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.
William Morris
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
Miguel de Unamuno
The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
Keanu Reeves
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
Arne Jacobsen
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.
Wendy Carlos
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.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso
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
What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
Edward Hopper
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
The best artists know what to leave out.
Charles de Lint
A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.
Leonardo da Vinci
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
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.
Harold Coffin
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
Art imitates life and, sometimes, life imitates art. It’s a weird combination of elements.
Bruce Willis
Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the ‘Not Me,’ that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, ‘Nature.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
Franz Liszt
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
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
Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.
Karen Salmansohn
Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
Sandy Koufax
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
Ann Landers
Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
Alfred de Vigny
Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.
Anish Kapoor
What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.
John Updike
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.
Ellen Key
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
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
The work of art is a scream of freedom.
Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
Giotto di Bondone
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
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Thomas Wolfe
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
Will Durant
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
Harvey Fierstein
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Ernest Benn
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
Louis Nizer
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Napoleon Bonaparte
No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
Theodore Bikel
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
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
Andrew Denton
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
Gertrude Stein
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Honore de Balzac
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams
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
The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.
John Lasseter
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Andy Warhol
The style of ancient Egyptian art is transcendently clear, something 8-year-olds can recognize in an instant. Its consistency and codification is one of the most epic visual journeys in all art, one that lasts 30 dynasties spread over 3,000 years.
Jerry Saltz
I wanted to be a cartoonist, but there was no cartoon academy. So I enrolled in the Royal Danish Art Academy School of Architecture. But then I really got smitten by architecture.
Bjarke Ingels
The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
Eric Hoffer
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
Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
Andre Maurois
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
Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
Jean Cocteau
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.
Brandon Boyd
There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
Georges Braque
The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
J. Paul Getty
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
When we look back at the Mayans or ancient Egypt, we look at their art.
Robert Wilson
In a democracy, you need to have a strong judicial system. You need freedom of speech, you need art, and you need a free press.
Tzipi Livni
Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
Philip Johnson
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
Karl Popper
Originality is the art of concealing your source.
Franklin P. Jones
No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
Oscar Wilde
Nature is the art of God.
Dante Alighieri
An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
Wassily Kandinsky
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Gustave Flaubert
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
Leonardo da Vinci
I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.
Marcel Duchamp
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
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
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
Vladimir Nabokov
When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.
O. Henry
If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.
Grandma Moses
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.
Roy Lichtenstein
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
Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative.
F. Sionil Jose
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Music is science more than art, and it is the main code of the universe.
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
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Art is like breathing for me. If I don’t do it, I start to choke.
Yoko Ono
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
Walter Winchell
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
Arthur Erickson
I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.
Pratibha Patil
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
William Hazlitt
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
I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
Robert Indiana
You begin with the possibilities of the material.
Robert Rauschenberg
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
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
Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.
Henry Kissinger
An empty canvas is full.
Robert Rauschenberg
I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
Susanne Langer
The art of communication is the language of leadership.
James Humes
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
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Oscar Wilde
The Bauhaus strives to bring together all creative effort into one whole, to reunify all the disciplines of practical art – sculpture, painting, handicrafts, and crafts – as inseparable components of a new architecture.
Walter Gropius
There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.
Anthony Trollope
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Luc de Clapiers
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.
Arsene Wenger
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
Donald Knuth
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’m giving into my tendency to want to blur and blend the lines between art and life, and privacy and sharing.
Lia Ices
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
Susan Sontag
There hasn’t been any art yet. Art is just beginning.
Constantin Brancusi
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game.
Octavio Paz
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
Egon Schiele
Art depends on luck and talent.
Francis Ford Coppola
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
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
Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
Robert Delaunay
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
Cesare Pavese
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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
To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham
Making art is not the matter of a moment, and nor is making an exhibition; curating follows art.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist
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
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
Wilson Mizner
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
Antoni Gaudi
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
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Iris Murdoch
Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.
Norman McLaren
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
Alexander Pope
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Paul Rand
Art is eternal, but life is short.
Evelyn de Morgan
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man’s fate.
Andre Malraux
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Samuel Johnson
Every good painter paints what he is.
Jackson Pollock
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Albrecht Durer
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Theodore Dreiser
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Ernst Fischer
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
Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.
Miguel de Cervantes
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
To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.
Alexander Calder
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
Herbert Read
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
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
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
George Bernard Shaw
Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
Stephen Sondheim
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Edmund Burke
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
Claude Debussy
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
The end of art is peace.
Seamus Heaney
I have no real training in the history of fine art or furniture; my eye just works by proportions. I react intuitively. In London, it’s all about color because the weather is so gray, and in that cold light they look beautiful.
Mario Testino
The Chinese art world does not exist. In a society that restricts individual freedoms and violates human rights, anything that calls itself creative or independent is a pretence. It is impossible for a totalitarian society to create anything with passion and imagination.
Ai Weiwei
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Gustave Flaubert
We’re all works of art in progress.
Carmen Dell’Orefice
Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Fran Lebowitz
All art is political in the sense that it serves someone’s politics.
August Wilson
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
For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments’ sake.
Walter Pater
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
Cleanliness is the scourge of art.
Craig Brown
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
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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
Artists live in unknown spaces and give themselves over to following something unknown.
Kiki Smith
Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Andre Gide
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
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valery
All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.
Robert Owen
Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
Jean Cocteau
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Martin Luther
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Francis Bacon
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
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
James Cash Penney
Tape reading is a lost art that today is not very useful.
Steven A. Cohen
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
Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.
Alfred Sisley
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 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
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?
M. C. Escher
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
Henry Kissinger
What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.
Rabindranath Tagore
Art is the triumph over chaos.
John Cheever
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus
Patience is the art of hoping.
Luc de Clapiers
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Theodor W. Adorno
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
Will Durant
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
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Albert Einstein
Art is my life and my life is art.
Yoko Ono
I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.
Gustave Courbet
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Art is a kind of illness.
Giacomo Puccini
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso
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
It is hard to separate the art from the artist.
Juice Wrld
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
Henri Matisse
A painting that is well composed is half finished.
Pierre Bonnard
I am not strong on perfection.
Jasper Johns
Every single day, I wake up and take a glimpse of where I am now compared to where I was before, and the work that we have all put in to be in this space. I think of that, and being able to express myself through my art and show up and be present – that’s activism, advocacy, and artistry in itself.
Mj Rodriguez
Time extracts various values from a painter’s work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
Henri Matisse
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
There’s room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art.
John Galliano
Art is born of humiliation.
W. H. Auden
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Lord Byron
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
William Butler Yeats
My audience went, ‘Wait, why is she singing jazz? What’s going on?’ And then they went, ‘Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.’ And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.
Lady Gaga
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 business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
D. H. Lawrence
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 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
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis
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
Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
Ad Reinhardt
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Khalil Gibran
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Life doesn’t last; art doesn’t last. It doesn’t matter.
Eva Hesse
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto von Bismarck
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair
Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.
Marilyn French
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
Angelus Silesius
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
Edgar Degas
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
Camillo di Cavour
Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
Marshall McLuhan
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Jean Cocteau
An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
Willem de Kooning
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 believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art.
Jeffrey Deitch
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Havelock Ellis
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
Eugene Ionesco
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
When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.
Edward Steichen
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
Art evokes emotion. It doesn’t have to be a thing of beauty.
Eli Broad
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Walt Whitman
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
Steve Lacy
If your choice enters into it, then taste is involved – bad taste, good taste, uninteresting taste. Taste is the enemy of art, A-R-T.
Marcel Duchamp
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
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Elliott Erwitt
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
Rene Magritte
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard
Art is to be free. Design is to fix.
Kanye West
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
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
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
Luciano Pavarotti
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
Alfred Stieglitz
The art of being a slave is to rule one’s master.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
John Keats
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
David Hockney
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
Marcel Duchamp
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
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
The most powerful words in English are ‘Tell me a story,’ words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself.
Pat Conroy
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
Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one’s reason; bad people stir one’s imagination.
Oscar Wilde
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
Paul Cezanne
Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny.
Georges Braque
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.
Duke Ellington
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
I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I’ve done many.
Robert Indiana
‘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
I like the art of making money more than the money.
Richard Rawlings
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
Evelyn Waugh
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Edward Steichen
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
Thomas Berger
I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
William Morris
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Simone Weil
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
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
Wherever art appears, life disappears.
Robert Motherwell
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde
Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.
Michael Franti
In art, there is no need for color; I see only light and shade. Give me a crayon, and I will paint your portrait.
Francisco Goya
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and never succeeding.
Gian Carlo Menotti
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
Salvador Dali
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
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis
My painting does not come from the easel.
Jackson Pollock
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
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
William Hazlitt
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Hedy Lamarr
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
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
Steve Martin
I like to learn. That’s an art and a science.
Katherine Johnson
It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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
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
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein
Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.
Jerry Saltz
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Philip Johnson
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
Art, in the first place, has to connect with yourself.
Andrew Brown
Art must take reality by surprise.
Francoise Sagan
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.
Philip Guston
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
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
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 counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.
Walter Murch
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
Education is the art of making man ethical.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
Claude Debussy
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Jean Cocteau
Should graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It’s way more important than that.
Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.
Chris Brown
Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
Paul Klee
You don’t have to know anything about art to appreciate it or to look at it. There aren’t any hidden secrets or things that you’re supposed to understand.
Keith Haring
The art is long, life is short.
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
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
Iris Murdoch
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Harry S Truman
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
Oscar Wilde
When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
Robert Mapplethorpe
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.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Jean Cocteau
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
I will preach with my brush.
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.
Mel Gibson
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.
Georg Cantor
One eye sees, the other feels.
Paul Klee
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
Morihei Ueshiba
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Havelock Ellis
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 art, the obvious is a sin.
Edward Dmytryk
I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
Andy Warhol
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
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
Patti Smith
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 interpretation of dreams is a great art.
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
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
Stanley Kubrick
Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.
Martin Kippenberger
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.
Alexander Calder
The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
Jerzy Kosinski
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.
Auguste Rodin
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
In art the best is good enough.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce
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
Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.
Kanye West
All great art is born of the metropolis.
Ezra Pound
Art is made in hindsight.
Virgil Abloh
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
John Wooden
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Francis Bacon
‘Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’
W. H. Auden
London, thou art the flower of cities all!
William Dunbar
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
Karl Marx
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
George Santayana
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Marcus Aurelius
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
Henry Moore
A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
Robert Smithson
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
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen
Art is all a matter of personality.
Marcel Duchamp
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
I could hardly sit through ‘Frozen.’ There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge. It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.
Jordan Peterson
If you learn a martial art, you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously, you learn to control it.
Jordan Peterson
I cry out for order and find it only in art.
Helen Hayes
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Eugene Delacroix
Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.
Donald Judd
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
Carl Rogers
Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It’s better than art because it’s from the creator.
Olivia Newton-John
If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?
Ai Weiwei
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
David Frost
Owning vinyl is like having a beautiful painting hanging in your living room. It’s something you can hold, pore over the lyrics, and immerse yourself in the art work.
Steven Wilson
All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I’ve taken a lot of risks through the years, but I always followed my instincts and always explored new opportunities. The biggest reward has been having an idea and being able to make it a reality. My passions always lead the way – travel and adventure, fitness, art, and home.
Cynthia Rowley
I haven’t mastered the art of sitting and smiling.
Ashley Wagner
African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It’s not a dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations.
Mos Def
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
Marshall McLuhan
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci
Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Woody Allen
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton
Art is anything people do with distinction.
Louis Dudek
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
Ambrose Bierce
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Guy Kawasaki
I like to change. A new lamp, a piece of art, can transform a room.
Madonna Ciccone
We have to support our local artists. It’s just that simple. Otherwise, we will have no art.
Al Jourgensen
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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?
A work of art doesn’t exist outside the perception of the audience.
Abbas Kiarostami
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
Marcel Proust
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
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.
Vanessa Mae
Photographing a cake can be art.
Irving Penn
Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.
Jerry Saltz
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
Jim Morrison
My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process.
Tadao Ando
Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Oliver Herford
Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.
Alan Moore
Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
Charles de Lint
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin
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
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Martin Luther
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.
Andy Warhol
To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.
Robert Mapplethorpe
Cooking well, with love, is an art.
Asha Bhosle
All art is contemporary art because it had to be made when it was now.
James Turrell
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.
Maya Lin
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Jimmy Carter
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
Alexander Pope
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
Lewis Mumford
Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
Henri Poincare
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne
If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
Alan Rickman
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.
Jerzy Kosinski
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
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
I think that art has the ability to capture people’s imaginations and make them think that more is possible.
Shepard Fairey
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
Joan Miro
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 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
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.
Elbert Hubbard
Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.
Lady Bird Johnson
Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.
Roy Lichtenstein
Architecture is art, nothing else.
Philip Johnson
Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.
Rick Pitino
Clay can be dirt in the wrong hands, but clay can be art in the right hands.
Lupita Nyong’o
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
Trying to force creativity is never good.
Sarah McLachlan
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
Jean Cocteau
A lot of cinematography is intuition. It’s an art, not a formula.
Reed Morano
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy
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.
We do not judge great art. It judges us.
Caroline Gordon
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Edmund Burke
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
John Ruskin
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Jim Davis
What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
Lionel Trilling
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
Charles Baudelaire
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Khalil Gibran
That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
Corita Kent
It’s clever, but is it Art?
Rudyard Kipling
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Madame de Stael
Women are our most miraculous muse, an enchanted intangibility that encourages all art.
CeeLo Green
I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. ‘Action sport’ would be the least offensive categorization.
Tony Hawk
I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.
Francis Ford Coppola
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
You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
Milan Kundera
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski
I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
John Ciardi
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers
Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.
Federico Garcia Lorca
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Jackson Pollock
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
John Ruskin
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner
I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.
Anselm Kiefer
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
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp
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
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
The calling of art is to extract us from our daily reality, to bring us to a hidden truth that’s difficult to access – to a level that’s not material but spiritual.
Abbas Kiarostami
Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
Georges Braque
Art and science have their meeting point in method.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I love music videos, I really do. I think it’s kind of sad that it’s a dying art form.
Adam Levine
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
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.
David Hockney
Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation.
Russell Simmons
I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
Henri Matisse
Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.
Constantin Stanislavski
For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.
Chris Pine
I’m calling the Cube, it’s a piece of art. At the same time, it’s an intellectual task as well.
Erno Rubik
Oratory is the masterful art. Poetry, painting, music, sculpture, architecture please, thrill, inspire – but oratory rules. The orator dominates those who hear him, convinces their reason, controls their judgment, compels their action. For the time being, he is master.
David Josiah Brewer
Art is for anyone. It just isn’t for everyone. Still, over the past decade, its audience has hugely grown, and that’s irked those outside the art world, who get irritated at things like incomprehensibility or money.
Jerry Saltz
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.
Claude Monet