Art Quotes and Sayings

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

Creativity is just connecting things.
Steve Jobs

Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.

Mason Cooley

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

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions, when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.
Anthony Burgess


Art is the daughter of freedom.

The greatest art is to shape the quality of the day.
Henry David Thoreau

Nature is beautiful, art is even better.

Submitted by: Joanna on October 4, 2011

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

Submitted by: Dr. Kyaciss Pfiell on June 4, 2019

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.

Submitted by: Shortbux on May 27, 2017

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

God is not interested in your art but, your heart.
– Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


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

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Pablo Picasso

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.
Pablo Picasso

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Pablo Picasso

Art for art’s sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of truth, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.
George Sand

I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process.
Vincent van Gogh

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Vincent van Gogh


It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
Vincent van Gogh

An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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