Art Quotes and Sayings

Art does not come from thinking but from responding.
Corita Kent

To create is to relate. We trust in the artist in everybody to make his own connections, his own juxtapositions.
Corita Kent

Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is ‘to fit together’ and we all do this every day.
Corita Kent

Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.
Corita Kent

Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
Steve Martin

Creativity is just connecting things.
Steve Jobs

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

William Blake

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.

Mason Cooley

The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

James Joyce

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

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.
Criss Jami

Great art is never perfect; perfect art is never great.
Edward Abbey

I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
Ansel Adams

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