Art Quotes

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

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

The art of communication is the language of leadership. - James Humes

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. - Oscar Wilde

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. - Victor Pinchuk

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

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. - Andy Warhol

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

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside. - Valentino Rossi

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. - Christopher Marlowe

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. - Napoleon Bonaparte

This world is but a canvas to our imagination. - Henry David Thoreau

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

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. - Michelangelo

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. - Thomas Berger

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. - Julia Morgan

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

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. - H. L. Mencken

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. - Mark Van Doren

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

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. - Malcolm Forbes

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

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

Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.' - Jef I. Richards

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

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. - Gustave Flaubert

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. - Leo Tolstoy

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. - Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

Art is never finished, only abandoned. - Leonardo da Vinci

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. - William Osler

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. - Douglas Horton

Art is the proper task of life. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. - Claude Monet

We have art in order not to die of the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. - Dorothea Lange

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. - Pablo Picasso

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. - Henri Poincare

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. - William Blake

A picture is a poem without words. - Horace

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

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

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. - Winston Churchill

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowski

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

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. - Philip James Bailey

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. - Edgar Degas

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. - Jawaharlal Nehru

If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art. - Andy Warhol

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

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

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. - Jackson Pollock

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

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

A picture is worth a thousand words. - Unknown

Space is the breath of art. - Frank Lloyd Wright

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. - Marcus Aurelius

Pictures must not be too picturesque. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. - Thomas Wolfe

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

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear. - Alfred Eisenstaedt

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men. - Plato

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. - Henri Matisse

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

Art is what you can get away with. - Andy Warhol

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence. - Pablo Picasso

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour. - Giotto di Bondone

A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. - Leonardo da Vinci

Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art. - Constantin Stanislavski

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. - Julia Child

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face. - William Shakespeare

Art is the daughter of freedom. - Friedrich Schiller

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. - Leonardo da Vinci

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. - Friedrich Nietzsche

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real. - Rabindranath Tagore

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God. - Martin Luther

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. - Eugene Ionesco

Personality is everything in art and poetry. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A line is a dot that went for a walk. - Paul Klee

Where thou art, that is home. - Emily Dickinson

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. - Albert Camus

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. - Albert Einstein

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Havelock Ellis

Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. - W. Somerset Maugham

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. - Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. - James Whistler

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. - Will Durant

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

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. - Pablo Picasso

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. - John Ruskin

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. - Federico Fellini

There is nothing new in art except talent. - Anton Chekhov

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

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

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. - Ansel Adams

Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling? - M. C. Escher

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. - Albert Ellis

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

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer. - Robert Owen

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. - Michelangelo

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. - Paul Gauguin

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

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. - Orson Welles

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have. - Andy Warhol

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. - Albert Einstein

Art is not a thing; it is a way. - Elbert Hubbard

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. - Oscar Wilde

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. - Frank Zappa

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order. - Theodor Adorno

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. - John Lasseter

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. - Michelangelo

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them. - William Wordsworth

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal. - Igor Stravinsky

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. - William Blake

Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny. - Georges Braque

The goal of art was the vital expression of self. - Alfred Stieglitz

You begin with the possibilities of the material. - Robert Rauschenberg

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. - John Updike

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. - William Hazlitt

Rules and models destroy genius and art. - William Hazlitt