Art Quotes and Sayings

Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums.
– Banksy

An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.
– Andre Malraux

An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.
– J. D. Salinger

Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
– Edgard Varese

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

Above all, an artist must never be too easily satisfied with what he has done.
– Henri Matisse

Every true artist is at war with the world.
– Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Think eight hours, work two hours.
– Mirko Ilic

All great art contains at its center contemplation, a dynamic contemplation.
– Susan Sontag

Wine making is an artistic creation in which you deal with a variety of styles, colors, and inspiration therefore good wine, like good art, can evoke emotions, sensations and create an experience which leaves a lasting impression.
– Giovanni Morassutti

I was studying to be an architect, I wasn’t plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
Aishwarya Rai

I think that the older I get and the more comfortable I get with myself, the more I realize that art is about relinquishing control of your emotions and being vulnerable and innocent.
K.D. Lang

Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn’t really have judgement in it’s purest form. So just go, just go.
K.D. Lang

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
William Hazlitt

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
William Hazlitt

Art is more important than the artist – have no attachment to your own art. It is regressive, move on.
Shah Rukh Khan

I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.
Yoko Ono

Art is a way of survival.
Yoko Ono

The strive to improve society through art is like applying talcum powder in order to cure an advanced Goitre.

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

Cut your ear off and you’re a kook. Paint a picture of yourself with your ear cut off and you’re an artist. Go figure.

Creativity is Godlike.

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

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.
– Alfred North Whitehead

Use the creative process – singing, writing, art, dance, whatever – to get to know yourself better.
– Catie Curtis

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

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…it has no survival value; rather, it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C.S. Lewis

Chess is the Art of Analysis.
– Champion Mikhail Botvinnik

Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Chess is everything – art, science, and sport.
– Karpov

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