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  1. 1. Quotations by SubjectQuotations by Subject: Art(Related Subjects: Writing, Poetry, Music, Criticism)Showing quotations 1 to 30 of 80 quotations in our collections[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. Al Capp (1909 - 1979)Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of thepattern. Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947), Dialogues (1954)Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devils DictionaryArt is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to theworld he lives in. Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaningthat the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the productionof a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheerease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster. Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)Let each man exercise the art he knows. Aristophanes (450 BC - 388 BC), Wasps, 422 B.C.The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even todisturb, in a constant search for truth. Barbra Streisand (1942 - )I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none. Ben Shahn (1898 - 1969)So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. Brenda UelandI suppose no matter what Im drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mindabout it. A work of art (even cartoon art)is never really finished; it is abandoned.
  2. 2. Brooke McEldowney, Pibgorn commentary, 03-31-05I cant criticize what I dont understand. If you want to call this art, youve got the benefit of allmy doubts. Charles Rosin, Northern Exposure, Aurora Borealis, 1990Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature. Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neitherdid Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort ofdemocratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests. David Cronenberg, Rocketboom, 07-19-06The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution. David Cronenberg, Rocketboom, 07-19-06I dont understand why people think everything has to have meaning. While painting the MonaLisa did Leonardo Da Vinci intend for it to have greater meaning than a work of art that hemade? Devin J. Monroe (1983 - )If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. Its just paint on a canvas,ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. Its just to destroy life. Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internalorder, and that is why, though I dont believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Artssake. E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970)Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread ofdoing what has been done before. Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and itsheretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it existwithin the oppressors? Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
  3. 3. Edmond de Goncourt (1822 - 1896)It is all very well, when the pen flows, but then there are the dark days when imagination desertsone, and it is an effort to put anything down on paper. That little you have achieved stares at youat the end of the day, and you know the next morning you will have to scrape it down and startagain. Elizabeth Aston, The True Darcy Spirit, 2006Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do. Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973)Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)I dont believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, theartist ends up doing nothing at all. If theres one thing thats dangerous for an artist, its preciselythis question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it. Federico Fellini (1920 - 1993)Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paintwhatever passes through my head without any other consideration. Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954)Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
  4. 4. If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will besilenced.Vincent Van GoghCannot, Means, WithinThe purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.Pablo PicassoLife, Daily, OffAn artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.James WhistlerVision, Artist, LaborArt enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.Thomas MertonTime, Find, SameA work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.Oscar WildeWork, Unique, ResultA picture is worth a thousand words.Napoleon BonaparteWords, Worth, PictureThe aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.AristotleAim, Appearance, InwardCreativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.Scott AdamsYourself, Mistakes, CreativityArt is the only way to run away without leaving home.Twyla Tharp
  5. 5. Home, Without, LeavingThe essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.Friedrich NietzscheGreat, Beautiful, GratitudeAn artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.Henry MillerAlone, Loneliness, ArtistA guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.Albert CamusWork, Guilty, ConscienceEvery artist was first an amateur.Ralph Waldo EmersonArtist, AmateurYou dont take a photograph, you make it.Ansel AdamsPhotographA picture is a poem without words.HoraceWithout, Words, PictureThis world is but a canvas to our imagination.Henry David ThoreauCanvasDrawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.Salvador DaliGood, Bad, HonestyA good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.HedyLamarrGood, Friend, Company
  6. 6. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.Oscar WildeGreat, Ever, DidIn art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.Ralph Waldo EmersonHeart, Anything, HandAn artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.Charles Horton CooleySuccess, Cannot, ArtistPainting is easy when you dont know how, but very difficult when you do.Edgar DegasDifficult, Easy, PaintingVision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.Jonathan SwiftOthers, Vision, SeeingTrue art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.Albert EinsteinTrue, Creative, ArtistI found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldnt say any other way - things I had no wordsfor.Georgia OKeeffeWords, Found, ColorShare with your FriendsShareEveryone likes a good quote - dont forget to share.Popular AuthorsAbraham LincolnAlbert EinsteinBuddha
  7. 7. C. S. LewisDalai LamaEleanor RooseveltHelen KellerJohn F. KennedyKhalil GibranMarilyn MonroeMark TwainMartin Luther King, Jr.Maya AngelouMother TeresaOscar WildeRonald ReaganSocratesThomas JeffersonWilliam ShakespeareWinston ChurchillMore authors GridList o Prev o 1 o 2 o 3 o 4 o .. o 40 o NextRead more at
  8. 8. Get quotes daily Sign in with FacebookSign inoptionsQuotes About ArtQuotes tagged as "art" (showing 1-30 of 2,004)“Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picassotags: art, imagination, inspirational, life13,652 people liked itlike“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doingnothing.”― George Bernard Shawtags: art, life4,694 people liked itlike
  9. 9. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”― Pablo Picassotags: art3,736 people liked itlike“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark exceptwhere exposed by the light.”― Leonardo da Vincitags: art, inspirational3,062 people liked itlike“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”― Leonardo da Vincitags: art, poetry3,048 people liked itlike
  10. 10. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”― Pablo Picassotags: art, truth2,860 people liked itlike“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”― Friedrich Nietzschetags: art, chaos2,394 people liked itlike“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which standsat the cradle of true art and true science.”― Albert Einstein, Albert Einsteintags: art, philosophy, science2,296 people liked itlike
  11. 11. “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”― Émile Zolatags: art, calling, life2,050 people liked itlike“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Islandtags: art1,923 people liked itlike“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are muchstronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesnt impress me. I onlybelieve in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. Nomore walls.”― Anaïs Nintags: anais-nin, art1,807 people liked itlike
  12. 12. “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performsmuch, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”― Vincent van Goghtags: art, inspiration, love, strength1,806 people liked itlike“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”― Pablo Picassotags: art1,566 people liked itlike“I dont mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless andcant be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers wont like this, cannot be manufactured.Not real glamour; its based on femininity.”― Marilyn Monroetags: art, beauty, glamour, sexuality1,524 people liked itlike
  13. 13. “Life doesnt imitate art, it imitates bad television.”― Woody Allentags: art, humor, life1,492 people liked itlike“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”― Vincent van Goghtags: art, dreams, inspiration, painting1,169 people liked itlike“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”― Edgar Degastags: art1,102 people liked itlike
  14. 14. “If you want to really hurt you parents, and you dont have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do isgo into the arts. Im not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way ofmaking life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soulgrow, for heavens sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend,even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will havecreated something.”― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Countrytags: art, arts-and-humanities, creative-process, writing1,087 people liked itlike“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if yousimply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, ninetimes out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianitytags: art, books1,079 people liked itlike“We dont make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”― Bob Rosstags: art, inspirational
  15. 15. 1,032 people liked itlike“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in orderthat worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the humansoul.”― Johann Wolfgang von Goethetags: art, beauty, music, wonder1,010 people liked itlike“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats thepurpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”― Rick Riordantags: art, artist, painting, poem, poet, poetry943 people liked itlike“Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”― Oscar Wildetags: art
  16. 16. 934 people liked itlike“Creativity takes courage. ”― Henri Matissetags: art, creativity819 people liked itlike“any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes usweep.”― Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of Wartags: art, inspirational, love, redemption, sadness802 people liked itlike“Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than artimitates life.”― Oscar Wildetags: art, life, paradox
  17. 17. 793 people liked itlike“Well, art is art, isnt it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and ifyou take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarbdoes. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know.”― Groucho Marxtags: art, humor781 people liked itlike“I want to meet a guy named Art. Id take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, andleave.”― Jarod Kintz, I Wanttags: art, bizarre, criticize, funny, humor, meet, museum, strange, surreal770 people liked itlike“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”― Pablo Picasso