Art is fun! Art is creativity! And for more on what art is, gloss through the following famous art quotes, quotations and sayings!

Art Quotes

Art is humble. It promotes creativity, keeps us busy and is a sight for those sore and tired eyes. It can be anything ranging from pottery to stitching, different types of painting to embroidery - but whatever it might be, the general idea is the same - creation, rather creating something beautiful. You need not be supremely gifted to do something artistic; all you need is the will and passion and an eye for beauty. If you think you can't paint, try embroidery; if you can't embroider, weave your way through the crochet needle and if nothing works, you can always write for writing is the supreme art. Interested but looking for motivation? Read on for famous art quotes!

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

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

- Leonardo da Vinci

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

- No Man Is an Island , Thomas Merton

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

- Walt Whitman

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

- Walt Whitman

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.

- A. N. Wilson

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

- Ansel Adams

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

- Salvador Dali

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

- Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

- Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

- Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

- Ansel Adams

You don't take a photograph, you make it.

- Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

- Ansel Adams

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

- Salvador Dali

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.

- Jean Paul

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

- Lord Byron

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.

- Erich Fromm

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

- Victor Hugo

All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.

- John Ruskin

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

- The Stones of Venice , John Ruskin

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

- John Ruskin

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.

- Frida Kahlo

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.

- Karl Marx

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

- Frida Kahlo

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.

- Frida Kahlo

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

- Frida Kahlo

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

- Frida Kahlo

Music is the strongest form of magic.

- Marilyn Manson

These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.

- Marilyn Manson

The temple of art is built in words.

- J. G. Holland

If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.

- Jean Paul Sartre

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

- William Booth

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.

- Milan Kundera

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.

- Milan Kundera

A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.

- Val Kilmer

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

- Albert Einstein

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