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75 Splashy Art Sayings

Art Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing art sayings.

Art Sayings


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


“Art is an international language, understood by all.” —Igor Babailov


“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” —Malcolm Forbes


“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” —Ansel Adams


“Everything you can imagine is real.” —Pablo Picasso


“Look at life with the eyes of a child.” —Henri Matisse


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


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


“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.” —Paul Cezanne


“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” —James Humes


“Art influences everything.” —Ginia A. Davis


“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” —George Sand


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” —Vincent van Gogh


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


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


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


“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” —Ananda Coomaraswamy


“Art is more than a product of your efforts – it should be about feeling, life, attitude, soul” —Sergei Bongart


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


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


“Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.” —Eugène Delacroix


“Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.” —Chinua Achebe


“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” —Andy Warhol


“The work of art acts like another living person with whom we are conversing.” —Anton Ehrenzweig


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


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


“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” —Claude Monet


“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


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


“Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.” —Theodor W. Adorno


“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


“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” —Vincent van Gogh


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


“I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” —Henri Matisse


“A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.” —Hans Hofmann


“Never judge a work of art by its defects.” —Washington Allston


“Works of art are landscapes of the mind.” —Ted Godwin


“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair


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


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


“Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see.” —Paul Klee


“My art’s more than art imitating life, it’s art mirroring life.” —Robin Antar


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


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


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


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


“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.” —MaryAnn F. Kohl


“Art sometimes is as simple as nothing, and other times as mysterious as nature or a woman.” —Jeet Aulakh


“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” —Mark Van Doren


“Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.” —Toni Morrison


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


“All art requires courage.” —Anne Tucker


“Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.” —Guillaume Apollinaire


“Art is an end in itself; its values are intrinsic.” —Daniel Bell


“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage..”  H. L. Mencken


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


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


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


“The history of art is the history of revivals.” —Samuel Butler


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


“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.” —Yann Arthus-Bertrand


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


“Art results not when there is nothing that can be added, but when there is nothing that can be taken away.” —James O. Collins


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


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


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


“Art doesn’t have to matter to a lot of people to matter a lot.” —Jeb Dickerson


“Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.” —Daniel Barenboim


“A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.” —Hans Hofmann


“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” —Gustave Flaubert


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


“Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” —Theodore Dreiser


“Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.” —Lincoln Steffens


“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” —Sydney Gurewitz Clemens


“Any artist should be grateful for a na?ve grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.” —Saul Bellow



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