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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.

Isaac Newton

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Banksy

Graffiti's always been a temporary art form. You make your mark and then they scrub it off.

Damon Wayans, Jr.

I wanted to be an animator originally. I went to art school; I went to art college and everything. But that screen was just calling me.

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.

Nature Soul Artists
Juice Wrld

It is hard to separate the art from the artist.

Artists
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.

Money Painting
Marilyn Manson

I think it's the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you're a person that matters.

Lisa Bonet

I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.

Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'

Pablo Picasso

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

Sun
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

To be honest, I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form.

Barbra Streisand

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.

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.

Mel Gibson

Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.

David Foster

Commerce and art are natural enemies. And also, the enemy of good is great. And the enemy of great is good, so there's this huge juggling that's going on all the time.

My first film was a movie shot in 1974. I was 18 on that movie set. It was called 'Big Bad Mama.' I turned 19 on the next movie I worked on, which was a black 'Blazing Saddles.' I worked in the art department. It was called 'Darktown Strutters.'

Jodie Foster

I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.

Taika Waititi

Visually, I'm always considering shots and composition quite a lot, and I love putting art into films, and I do a lot 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.

Wars Fighting Fighting
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.

Lisa Bonet

My life is art. Its how I express God.

Grimes

It's obviously funny to be a meme, so I could be down with it in that regard, but it also belittles one's art.

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.

Banksy

Should graffiti be judged on the same level as modern art? Of course not: It's way more important than that.

Pranab Mukherjee

India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village.

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.

Yes, every venture is always filled with apprehensions. But if we were to conduct ourselves continuously on that aspect, then we would lose the most important reason to be in this profession: to challenge the art of and be part of what is commonly known as our creative instincts.

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.

Hippocrates

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.

Alan Rickman

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.

Madonna Ciccone

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.

Epicurus

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

Living Dying
Horace

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.

Rachael Leigh Cook

They're not poodles, they're art.

Madonna Ciccone

I like to change. A new lamp, a piece of art, can transform a room.

Pablo Picasso

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

Banksy

There's obviously nothing wrong with selling your art - only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it's confusing to know how far you should take it.

Marvin Gaye

Great artists suffer for the people.

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.

Artists
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.

Sean Lennon

I like music because it's the only invisible art form.

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.

Action
Ken Jeong

If you're a persistent soul artistically, you'll find the truth of your art.

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.

I came out to Hollywood when I was just 18, and my dad, he was really into Hollywood and theater and art, and I guess growing up, he exposed me to a lot of culture, and I just started making Super-8 films in high school and decided I wanted to be a filmmaker.

Pablo Picasso

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