Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
- Pablo Picasso
There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
- Charlie Chaplin
Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
- Claes Oldenburg
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~Charles Horton Cooley
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Painting is silent poetry. ~Plutarch, Moralia
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
- Georges Braque
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
- Oscar Wilde
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein
To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at. - Claude Monet
Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
- Leonardo da Vinci