Art Quotes

I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder
Nature is the art of God.
- Dante Alighieri
I always saw candy as art.
- Dylan Lauren
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Space is the breath of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Land really is the best art.
- Andy Warhol
Life is short, the art long.
- Hippocrates
I will preach with my brush.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
In art, the obvious is a sin.
- Edward Dmytryk
Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson
I am not strong on perfection.
- Jasper Johns
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Art is the triumph over chaos.
- John Cheever
Art depends on luck and talent.
- Francis Ford Coppola
The art is long, life is short.
- Hippocrates
Art is the daughter of freedom.
- Friedrich Schiller
Art is the proper task of life.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
In art the best is good enough.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard
For me, I see filmmaking as art.
- Emily Browning
Art must take reality by surprise.
- Francoise Sagan
Art is what you can get away with.
- Andy Warhol
A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace
Cleanliness is the scourge of art.
- Craig Brown
Fine art is knowledge made visible.
- Gustave Courbet
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis
The temple of art is built in words.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
The value of art is in the observer.
- Agnes Martin
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert
Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock
Insight is the first condition of Art.
- George Henry Lewes
Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
- Claude Debussy
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
- Alexander Pope
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
- Herbert Read
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
- Conrad Hall
Paint the essential character of things.
- Camille Pissarro
All great art is born of the metropolis.
- Ezra Pound
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
- Henry Kissinger
The best artists know what to leave out.
- Charles de Lint
I feel like science and art are cousins.
- Kate McKinnon
My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock
Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
- Ad Reinhardt
The job of art is to chase ugliness away.
- Bono
There is nothing new in art except talent.
- Anton Chekhov
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Havelock Ellis
Art is made to disturb, science reassures.
- Georges Braque
Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling.
- Kapil Dev
Art is not living. It is the use of living.
- Audre Lorde
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
I like art. It's another way to rebel.
- John Waters
Education is the art of making man ethical.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
- Henri Matisse
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
- John W. Gardner
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
- Katarina Witt
The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski
Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.
- James Huneker
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
- Ansel Adams
Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
- Georges Braque
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
- Auguste Rodin
Through a painting we can see the whole world.
- Hans Hofmann
Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.
- Ben Okri
Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.
- Ad Reinhardt
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
- Antoni Gaudi
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Claude Monet
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
- Douglas Horton
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
- Isaac Newton
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley
Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry Kissinger
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
- Alfred Stieglitz
Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
- Giotto di Bondone
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
- Guy Kawasaki
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I like to learn. That's an art and a science.
- Katherine Johnson
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
- Egon Schiele
Art is messy, art is chaos - so you need a system.
- Andrew Stanton
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
- Albert Ellis
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
- Eugene Ionesco
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
- Henry Miller
Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art.
- Grant Achatz
Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.
- Constantin Stanislavski
What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession.
- Georges Bizet
Recycling old buildings to show art is very important.
- Agnes Gund
A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore
I love photography, and I love the art of photography.
- Helen Mirren
The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
- Diogenes
I love putting the music together. It's like art.
- Erykah Badu
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
- Frank Zappa
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Francis Bacon
The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.
- Flannery O'Connor
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
- Edgar Degas
A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
- Jean Cocteau
I haven't mastered the art of sitting and smiling.
- Ashley Wagner

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