Art Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Art quotes and Art sayings, and Art proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"There are times when I prefer a cerebral moment with an artist, and I’ll just enjoy the wit of a Picabia or a Duchamp. It amuses me that they thought that what they did would be a good way of making art. "

"All art really does is keep you focused on questions of humanity, and it really is about how do we get on with our maker. "

"I don’t see any boundaries between any of the art forms. I think they all inter-relate completely. "

"Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings. "

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild. "

"Nature is the art of God."

"I’ve always been obsessed by visual art as I have been by music personally, but that doesn’t mean anything professionally. "

"It’s a melting pot, southern Africa. You find these cultural collisions that result in art and music, and it’s pretty amazing. "

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. "

"Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. "

"If you consider film an art form, as some people do, then the Western would be a truly American art form, much as jazz is."

"We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art."

"I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth. "

"O, Thou precious Lord Jesus Christ, we do adore Thee with all our hearts. Thou art Lord of all. "

"To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. "

"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. "

"I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions. "

"I’ve come to understand that art is awesome and beautiful because it’s a reflection of life – but it’s just a reflection, and the real thing is my daughter. "

"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. "

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. "

"I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings."

"Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop’s another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you’re talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It’s like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting."

"Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them."

"My focus is my art, and that’s what I love to do. I have to be really passionate in order to do something. I’ve turned down many things that I just didn’t believe in."

"A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art."

"Art is not living. It is the use of living."

"Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think."

"Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first."

"To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived."

"Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully."

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