Art Quotes and Sayings

Art is not about what you see but what you make others see.
– Edgar Degas

Art is an infusion of inner feelings and thoughts executed in an original style that defines the artist.

Submitted by: Wanjiku Nderitu on January 1, 2014

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.
– Simone de Beauvoir

Art enables us to find ourselves & lose ourselves at the same time.
– Thomas Merton

Art isn’t about being the better artist it’s about being inspired, having fun, and having patience.

Submitted by: Cloud Princess on May 27, 2013

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

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
– Joseph Chilton Pearce


A picture is worth a thousand words.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Leonardo da Vinci

Reveal your colors! Free your soul. You are the art of a Great Creator!

Submitted by: charmaine vermeulen on December 7, 2010

The Earth without “ART” is just “EH”.

Submitted by: Nuts & Bolts on March 29, 2012

Human being creates and brings to existence just like God did but one thing he lacks is the art of immortality which reduces his art to a copy.

Submitted by: Lexon on February 8, 2011

Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.
– Anna Freud

Art is the signature of civilizations.
– Beverly Sills

Art does not reproduce what is visible; it makes things visible.
– Paul Klee


Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
Leo Tolstoy

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite – getting something down.
– Julia Cameron

There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
Charlie Chaplin

Great art picks up where nature ends.
– Marc Chagall

That moment when I hold my breath when painting some detail, and everything around me is frozen dry is when I realize how powerful art is, because at that moment the canvas is my world.

Submitted by: Wanjiku Nderitu on November 27, 2013

The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”

Art is how the heart can only show it’s true feelings. Yes, There is also the emotion love, but isn’t love one of those feelings? Art shows how no mankind can take away the essence and the freedom of what is being written, drawn, painted or played. No matter how smart the scientist is, no matter how much knowledge the smartest man has, all that “intelligence” is a waste if you don’t know what art is. It has no rules no steps no shortcuts. Only passion and emotion. No limits no boundaries.

Submitted by: Anonomous on March 21, 2011

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso


Art is a Language Written by All, Understood By Some.

Submitted by: Hussain Al-Ajouz on September 8, 2011

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

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

Be suspicious of the art that you make, its ultimate goal is to replace you.
– Bozidar Brazda

Submitted by: John Hanburgs on June 30, 2013

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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