Art Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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