Art Quotes To Inspire You

  1. Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is a painting that is felt rather than seen” - Leonardo da Vinci

  2. “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star” - Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. “I dream my painting and I paint my dream” - Vincent van Gogh

  4. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” - Thomas Merton

  5. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” - Edgar Degas

  6. “Creativity takes courage” - Henri Matisse

  7. “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious” - Oscar Wilde

  8. “The painter has the Universe in his minds and hands” - Leonardo da Vinci

  9. “The role of the artist is to ask questions, not to answer them” - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

  10. “Every good painter paints what he is” - Jackson Pollock

  11. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint” - Edward Hopper

  12. “Great art picks up where nature ends” - Marc Chagall

  13. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it” - Ansel Adams

  14. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing” - Georgia O’Keefe

  15. “To be an artist is to believe in life” - Henry Moore

  16. “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality” - Frida Kahlo

  17. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” - Banksy

  18. “Art is what you can get away with” - Andy Warhol

  19. “Those who do not imitate anything, produce nothing” - Salvador Dali

  20. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery” - Francis Bacon

  21. “Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation” - Paul Cezanne

  22. “There is no must in art because art is free” - Wassily Kandinsky

  23. “Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment” - Claude Monet

  24. “I don’t say everything, but I paint everything” - Pablo Picasso

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

  26. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” - Twyla Tharp

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

  28. “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” - Pablo Picasso

  29. “I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free” - Michelangelo

  30. “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do” - Edgar Degas

  31. “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found everywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep” - Paul Strand

  32. “I wish they would only take me as I am” - Vincent Van Gogh

  33. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands” - Michelangelo

  34. “Art reveals who we are and who we long to be” - Erwin McManus

  35. “Art is freedom. Being able to bend things most people see as a straight line” - Overlyxclusive

  36. “Amateurs look for inspiration, the rest of us get up and go to work” - Chuck Close

  37. “Art is anything you can get away with” - Andy Warhol

  38. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” - Vincent van Gogh

  39. “Art should be something that liberates your soul” - Keith Haring

  40. “You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare” - Georgia O’Keefe

  41. “I don’t think about art when I’m working, I try to think about life” - Jean-Michel Basquiat

  42. “I paint flowers so they will not die” - Frida Kahlo

  43. “If I knew what the picture was going to be like, I wouldn’t make it” - Cindy Sherman

  44. “It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said” - Jackson Pollock

  45. “The most interesting thing about artists is how they live” - Marcel Duchamp

  46. “Every artist was first an amateur” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  47. “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have” - Maya Angelou

  48. “We have to take risks with art. If we don’t, it all becomes a bit boring” - Julie Walters

  49. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working” - Pablo Picasso

  50. “Art is a line around your thoughts” - Gustav Klimt