artist Quotes

Quotes from famous artists


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Kahlil Gibran 118 quotes
Andy Warhol 55 quotes
John Berger 44 quotes

Maurice Sendak
34 quotes
Robert Smithson
34 quotes
John Hench
34 quotes
Barbara Kruger
33 quotes
Terri Windling
29 quotes
Trey Parker
28 quotes
Norman Rockwell
27 quotes
Beatrice Wood
26 quotes
Ben Nicholson
24 quotes
Damien Hirst
21 quotes

Famous artist quotes and sayings
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • greatest

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Friends

Learning never exhausts the mind. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • learning

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • art

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • victory


Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • love

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Future

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • art

There must be more to life than having everything. Maurice Sendak, artist
  • Consumerism

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • simplicity

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • flight

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings. Agnes Martin, artist
  • art

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • art

We live in a rainbow of chaos. Paul Cezanne, artist
  • Chaos

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Beauty

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • art

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol, artist
  • Responsibility

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • disuse

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • awake

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Choice

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas, artist
  • art

My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road. Beatrice Wood, artist
  • life

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. Paul Gauguin, artist
  • Art

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect. Alex Grey, artist
  • acknowledge

Who sows virtue reaps honor. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • honor

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. M. C. Escher, artist
  • adore

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Love

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Charity

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover. Giotto di Bondone, artist
  • drape

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Suffering

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Learning

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. Florence Scovel Shinn, artist
  • Intuition

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Generosity

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. Frida Kahlo, artist
  • dreams

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • bag

There are mighty few people who think what they think they think. Robert Henri, artist
  • Thought

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. Paul Klee, artist
  • Art

I'm living my life, not buying a lifestyle. Barbara Kruger, artist
  • buying

So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple. Damien Hirst, artist
  • bad

Life well spent is long. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • life

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. Jean Dubuffet, artist
  • creativity

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. Eugene Delacroix, artist
  • Perfection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Pain

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. Grandma Moses, artist
  • Life

Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? Andy Warhol, artist
  • Image

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • art

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • earth

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse, artist
  • nature

One eye sees, the other feels. Paul Klee, artist
  • Prophecy

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Pacifism


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