1,029 Quotes Regarding Art


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

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Abraham Lincoln

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle

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

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Oscar Wilde

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
James Whistler

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

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

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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