65 Amazing Artist Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing artist sayings.

Contents

  1. Artist Sayings
  2. Short Artist Sayings
  3. Top Ten Artist Sayings

Artist Sayings

 

“An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.” —Jean Cocteau

 

“A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.” —Charles Dudley Warner

 

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” —Francis Bacon

 

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” —Henry Ward Beecher

 

“The most interesting thing about artists is how they live.” —Marcel Duchamp

 

“Artists recognize other artists as soon as the pencil begins to move.” —Dan Simmons

 

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” —Frida Kahlo

 

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” —Abraham Maslo

 

“We lead by example, we love by heart, we write by soul, we play by ear. We are artists.” —Unknown

 

“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” —Andy Warhol

 

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.” —Don Miguel Ruiz

 

“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.” —J. D. Salinger

 

“An artist is like a woman who can do nothing but love, and who succumbs to every stray male jackass.” —Heinrich Böll

 

“It isn’t until the painter has no idea what he’s doing that he makes good paintings.” —Edgar Degas

 

“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.” —Jean Cocteau

 

“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” —Unknown

 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” —Pablo Picasso

 

“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.” —Rumi

 

“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

 

“An artist who dedicates his life to art, burdens his art with his life, and his life with his art.” —AD Reinhardt

 

“An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.” —George Santayana

 

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” —Charles Bukowski

 

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

 

“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” —W. Somerset Maugham

 

“The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.” —Eric Gill

 

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” —Emile Zola

 

“Nothing helps an artist’s career more than a little death and obscurity.” —Dan Simmons

 

“Being a single hopeless romantic is like being an artist without a brush.” —Unknown

Short Artist Sayings

 

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.” —Pablo Picasso

 

“Every artist was first an amateur.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“As artists, we are eternally heartbroken.” —Lady Gaga

 

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

 

“You were born to make art.” —Unknown

 

“Great artists suffer for the people.” —Marvin Gaye

 

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” —Henry Moore

 

“A great artist is always before his time or behind it.” —George Moore

 

“Every artist was first an amateur.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“The best incentive for an artist are the harshest criticism.” —Válgame

 

“Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.” —Alfred Sisley

 

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

 

“To become an artist you have to be curious.” —Leonardo da Vinci

 

“Art is my life and my life is art.” —Yoko Ono

 

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

 

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” —Marc Chagall

 

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” —Jackson Pollock

 

“The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.” —Rene Magritte

 

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” —James McNeill Whistler

 

“Art should be something that liberates your soul.” —Keith Haring

 

“The artist is the antenna of the race.” —Ezra Pound

 

“Every artist writes his own autobiography.” —Havelock Ellis

 

“To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.” —Louise Bourgeois

 

“An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” —Paul Valéry

 

“An artist cannot fail; it is success to be one.” —Unknown

 

“Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.” —Anish Kapoor

Top Ten Artist Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten artist sayings selected by our team.

  1. “Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.” —Don Miguel Ruiz
  2. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” —Henry Ward Beecher
  3. “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” —Frida Kahlo
  4. “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
  5. “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” —Jackson Pollock
  6. “The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.” —Eric Gill
  7. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” —James McNeill Whistler
  8. “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” —Emile Zola
  9. “An artist who dedicates his life to art, burdens his art with his life, and his life with his art.” —AD Reinhardt
  10. “The best incentive for an artist are the harshest criticism.” —Válgame