Art Quotes and Sayings

The struggle has always been between the art world and the trash man. These two foes wage an epic battle and no one can predict the outcome. One seeks to elevate; the other seeks to incinerate. One wields a mighty belief forged by an ideal in spite of practicality; the other wields a mighty shovel forged by a factory and put to the service of practicality. Any object, no matter how pure, no matter how perfect, no matter how inspiring, can only be a potential work of art. Its true fate will remain in question until one of the two combatants claims ownership, and do not be mislead. The trash man’s pronouncements are as cruel and as final as those of the art world!.

Submitted by: Terry Dean Reynoldson on December 18, 2012

Art is not a skill, it’s imagination.

Submitted by: Mackenzie on August 29, 2011

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

Creativity takes courage.
– Henri matisse

People say that I must have a lot of time on my hands to paint and sketch as much as I do… But they are wrong… I don’t have the time, I make the time… “You make time for your passions”

Submitted by: Marida Smit on June 5, 2011

Artistic expression is the lifeline to true inner freedom.

Submitted by: Cheryl Linn Cardinale on August 3, 2011

Art should comfort the disturbed & disturb the comfortable.


The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
Albert Einstein

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

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

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
Kurt Vonnegut

Art begins with imagination!

Submitted by: cody on March 12, 2013

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.
William Hazlitt

Art can’t be seen or drawn, we just can express it or feel it.

Submitted by: rahul on December 18, 2011

You have to be odd to be number one.


Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
– Will Durant

Art isn’t a thing, it’s an expression.

Submitted by: gilberto on February 1, 2013

Every piece of art, which increase the value of its raw material, is a good work of art.

Submitted by: madhav bisht on June 22, 2012

Art hath an enemy called ignorance.
– Ben Jonson

Submitted by: KittyPoodle on April 29, 2011

Art is everywhere.

Submitted by: Brittany on March 1, 2012

Art is the language of imagination!
Art is the second name of imagination!
Art is the world of imagination!
Art is the source of imagination!
Basically, art is imagination!

Submitted by: m zain ul abideen on July 9, 2013

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal.
Steve Jobs

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.
Ayn Rand

Resources are limited, creativity is unlimited.

Submitted by: Jose G Gonzalez on June 26, 2012

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso


Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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

Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.

Entertainment and art are not isolated.

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.
Pablo Picasso

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