Quotes about Art

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Pablo Picasso

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”
Oscar Wilde

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
Oscar Wilde

“Art is the proper task of life.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.”
Oscar Wilde

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Twyla Tharp

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is not a thing; it is a way.”
Elbert Hubbard

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”
Oscar Wilde

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
Jonathan Swift

“In art as in love, instinct is enough.”
Anatole France

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
Scott Adams

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Thomas Merton

“The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.”
Dale Carnegie

“Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.”
Theodor Adorno

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”
Andre Gide

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.”
Igor Stravinsky

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

“One eye sees, the other feels.”
Paul Klee

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

“The perfection of art is to conceal art.”

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

“Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.”
Gwendolyn Brooks

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

“Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.”
Malcolm de Chazal

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

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”
Albert Ellis

“Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.”
Henry A. Kissinger

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
William James

“I cry out for order and find it only in art.”
Helen Hayes

“Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is.”
Robert Smithson

“Even a true artist does not always produce art.”
Carroll O’Connor

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
Don Marquis

“Art is science made clear.”
Wilson Mizner

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
John W. Gardner

“The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.”

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Art is the daughter of freedom.”
Friedrich Schiller

“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”
Pablo Picasso