Art Quotes

Art Quotes
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Hedy Lamarr

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
George Edward Moore

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

A picture is a poem without words.

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.
Henri Matisse

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
Henry Moore

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
Gertrude Stein

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp

Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Albert Camus

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
Marshall McLuhan

All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
John Ruskin

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
Oscar Wilde

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
George Santayana

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
Henry Miller

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
Edgard Varese

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
Andy Warhol

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valery

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Gehry

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Andre Gide

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
Roy Lichtenstein

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

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
Robert Delaunay

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Kahlil Gibran

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.
Octavio Paz

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Theodor Adorno

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
Henry A. Kissinger

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
John Ruskin

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Harry S. Truman

Art is science made clear.
Wilson Mizner

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
Kary Mullis

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
Friedrich Schiller

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Theodore Dreiser

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

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

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
Stephen Sondheim

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.
Anish Kapoor

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Gustave Flaubert

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand

By the work one knows the workman.
Jean de La Fontaine

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

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Tom Wolfe

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
Carroll O'Connor