Art Quotes And Sayings


Art Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of art quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Art is when a Human tells another Human what it is to be Human.”
– Adrian Elmer

“I think everybody deserves freedom. Freedom is such an abstract word, but it’s all we need.”
– Ai Weiwei

“Art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the confused.”
– Al Capp

“If all the world were clear, art would not exist.”
– Albert Camus

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious, it is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein

“The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for awhile, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.”
– Aldous Huxley

“Art is the journey of a free soul.”
– Alev Oguz

“A work of art is like a person: it has more than one soul in its breast.”
– Alfred Brendel

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.”
– Alfred North Whitehead

“Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. ”
– Ambrose Bierce

“Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary.”
– Amedee Ozenfant

“The world of art is not a world of immortality but of metamorphosis.”
– André Malraux

“All art is a revolt against man’s fate.”
– André Malraux

“I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.”
– Andrew Wyeth

“Art validates us beyond what anyone else can do for us.”
– Anne Copeland

“Art is our memory of love. The most an artist can do through their work is say, let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved, and perhaps you will see it and love it too.”
– Annie Bevan

“Art is identical with a state of capacity to make, involving a true course of reasoning.”

“All art is concerned with coming into being… for art is concerned neither with things that are, or come into being by necessity, nor with things that do so in accordance with nature.”
– Aristotle

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

“Art thou innocent, art thou immoral… ”
– Arthur Clement Hilton

“Through the last few decades it [the art object] has been ripped off the wall and twisted through every conceivable permutation, yet back to the wall it insists on going.”
– Ashley Bickerton

“Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.”
– Barbra Streisand

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”
– Bertolt Brecht

“All art forms are in the service of the greatest of all arts: the art of living.”
– Bertolt Brecht

“The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.”
– Bono

“Art isn’t about good artwork but about being artistic. It’s not about pretty pictures alone. It’s about the attitude and sensitivities that a work of art may evoke. It’s about giving the viewer something that they never could imagine.”
– Brad Greek

“Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.”
– Bruce Lee

“All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.”
– Carl Gustav Jung

“In every culture, in every time, artists have always been the weather vanes, the truth-tellers, the bearers of beauty, and the ones who make visible the invisible values of their world.”
– Cay Lang

“All art is an attempt to manifest the face of God in life.”
– Cecil Collins

“Art is a series of evolutions. Numerous characterizations and endless connotations. Tremendous power in three letters.”
– Chantell van Erbe

“Art resides in the quality of doing; process is not magic.”
– Charles Eames

“Without emotion, art is lifeless; without intellect art is shapeless.”
– Charles Johnson

“True art is undeniable and it is a gift for all humanity.”
– Charles Philip Brooks

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