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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!

Jimmy Carter

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

Bob Ross

Traditionally, art has been for the select few.

Andy Warhol

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

Salvador Dali

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

William Morris

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.

Tom Stoppard

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Paul Klee

Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

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Juice Wrld

It is hard to separate the art from the artist.

Salma Hayek

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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.

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Pablo Picasso

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Henry James

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.

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.

Paul Klee

One eye sees, the other feels.

Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Sir Thomas Browne

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

From the moment I got to Hollywood, I've always felt like I never really got to do what I wanted to do. In general, artists feel that you're never really allowed to accomplish what you would like to accomplish because there's just so much of this system that gets in the way; the business gets in the way of the art.

Andy Warhol

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.

W. H. Auden

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

Sun Tzu

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

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Sushant Singh Rajput

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.

Tony Blair

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Kevin Smith

When you're a filmmaker you're part of a very expensive art form.

William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

Charles Baudelaire

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.

Paul Klee

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

Andre Gide

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.

William Osler

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

Donnie Yen

Martial art is a form of expression, an expression from your inner self to your hands and legs.

Ulysses S. Grant

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.

Andy Warhol

Land really is the best art.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

Will Rogers

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.

Paul Klee

A line is a dot that went for a walk.

Andre Gide

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Malcolm De Chazal

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Vasyl Lomachenko

I want to be known to fans and appreciated as a 'boxer-painter' in regards to speed, footwork, punching power - an art form inside the ring.

Leonardo da Vinci

A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.

Andy Warhol

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Martin Luther

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.


Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

William Morris

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

Henry Ward Beecher

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Nicolas Cage

Picasso said, 'Art is a lie that tells the truth.' What if you just want to tell the truth and not lie about it?

Vincent Van Gogh

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.


The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

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A picture is a poem without words.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Salvador Dali

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

Charles Bukowski

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

Thomas Merton

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

Camille Paglia

The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.

Helen Rowland

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.

Leonardo da Vinci

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

Joseph Conrad

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Sun Tzu

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.

Charles Baudelaire

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.

In Hong Kong, particularly, we craft this art for decades. The action choreographer actually is the action director. He takes over and he choreographs with - by himself or with his team, and place the camera where he feels cinematic effect to bring out that choreography.

Andy Warhol

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.

Lord Byron

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

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.

Camille Paglia

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.

Nikki Giovanni

Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.

Charles Kingsley

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.

Paul Hollywood

Before I was ever a baker, I was a teacher. Or, at least, that is what I thought I was going to be. After O-levels, I went to art school in Wallasey on the Wirral, and my mate Cavan and I did a teacher training course.

Pablo Picasso

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.

Martin Luther

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

George Bernard Shaw

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

Vladimir Nabokov

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.

Marcel Proust

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Tom Stoppard

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.


I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.

My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics - they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled - even though it meant budgeting like crazy.

Gloria Steinem

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.

Walt Whitman

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Hermann Hesse

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

Andre Gide

The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.


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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Art raises its head where creeds relax.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

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William Morris

If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.

Charles Baudelaire

What is art? Prostitution.

Elbert Hubbard

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

Wilson Mizner

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.

Terri Guillemets

Art is the struggle to understand.

Rachel McAdams

I'm very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in 'Morning Glory' with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.

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Woody Allen

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

Steve Martin

It's a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function.


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Henry James

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Anton Chekhov

There is nothing new in art except talent.

John Ruskin

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

William Osler

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.