Art Quotes

Art Quotes

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
Theodor Adorno

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
Carl Rogers

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
Henry Miller

The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
Elia Kazan

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Ansel Adams

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams

Things are beautiful if you love them.
Jean Anouilh

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
Henri Matisse

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
Alexander Calder

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
E. M. Forster

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Robert Schumann

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Albert Einstein

Trying to force creativity is never good.
Sarah McLachlan

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Fran Lebowitz