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Accurate and famous quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche, Khalil Gibran, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Carlyle, G. K. Chesterton, Andre Gide, Vincent Van Gogh, Rumi, that are about art. You can read the best of all time and enjoy Top 10 lists. These sayings are handy to improve yourself and your knowledge.

What are the best art images quotes?

Here is selection of the finest quotes embed as messages on beautiful images. Beautiful art affirmations to read, bookmark and share with your friends and family.

  1. Picture quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald about hope

    For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. ⏤ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  2. Picture quote about change

    You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

  3. Picture quote by Albert Einstein about evil

    The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. ⏤ Albert Einstein

  4. Picture quote by Sayings about friend

    A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ⏤ Sayings

  5. Picture quote about art

    You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.

  6. Picture quote by Albert Einstein about problem

    Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem. ⏤ Albert Einstein

  7. Picture quote by Pope John Paul II about feelings

    It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart. ⏤ Pope John Paul II

  8. Picture quote by Nikola Tesla about friends

    Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become. ⏤ Nikola Tesla

  9. Picture quote by Frank Lloyd Wright about success

    You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having. ⏤ Frank Lloyd Wright

  10. Picture quote by Sayings about motivational

    When you give up remember why you started. ⏤ Sayings

  11. Picture quote by Sayings about motivational

    Be willing to walk alone. Many who started with you won't finish with you. ⏤ Sayings

  12. Picture quote by Rumi about inspirational

    Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. ⏤ Rumi

  13. Picture quote by Sayings about wisdom

    Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes. ⏤ Sayings

  14. Picture quote by Sayings about beauty

    Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul. ⏤ Sayings

  15. Picture quote by Roy Bennett about believe

    Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles. ⏤ Roy Bennett

  16. Picture quote by Sayings about smart

    The smarter you get, the less you speak. ⏤ Sayings

  17. Picture quote by Roy Bennett about inspirational

    Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think. ⏤ Roy Bennett

  18. Picture quote by Roy Bennett about inspirational

    Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ⏤ Roy Bennett

  19. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about motivational

    If you think you'll laugh about it someday, go ahead and start today. ⏤ Tim Fargo

  20. Picture quote by Sayings about strength

    Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over. ⏤ Sayings

  21. Picture quote by Bob Marley about destination

    If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere. ⏤ Bob Marley

  22. Picture quote by Marcus Aurelius about opportunity

    Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy. ⏤ Marcus Aurelius

  23. Picture quote by Friedrich Nietzsche about reality

    No artist tolerates reality. ⏤ Friedrich Nietzsche

  24. Picture quote by Plato about love

    Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back. ⏤ Plato

  25. Picture quote by Aristotle about education

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. ⏤ Aristotle

What are the best art quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about art of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best art quotations. Top art sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Emile Zola

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Orson Welles

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

Salvador Dali

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. How to do it?

Leonardo da Vinci

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset.

Thomas Jefferson

I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.

Maria Callas

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner

The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.

Bernard Avishai

Art provides the language we need to appreciate life.

Oscar Wilde

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

Vincent Van Gogh

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.

Auguste Rodin

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

What is art but a way of seeing?

Thomas Berger

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


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

Mikhail Baryshnikov

The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious.

Lester Bangs

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

Pablo Picasso

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Vincent Van Gogh

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Russell Simmons

Insight is the first condition of Art.

George Henry Lewes

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done.

Alan Jackson

A picture is a poem without words.


Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

Agnes Martin

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superflous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art.

Pablo Picasso

In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.

Louis Kronenberger

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?

Vincent Van Gogh

Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.

Freddie Mercury

No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

Groucho Marx

Art is the most beautiful of all lies.

Claude Debussy

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

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.

Elizabeth George

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them.

Maynard James Keenan

Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.

Pablo Picasso

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

Honore de Balzac

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Pablo Picasso

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig van Beethoven

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.

James Baldwin

Art has an enemy called ignorance.

Ben Johnson

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.

Claude Monet

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

Herman Hesse

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.

Pablo Picasso

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

Artists must be sacrificed to their art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.

William Faulkner

I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.

Johnny Cash

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

JeanLuc Godard

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.

Little Richard

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.

Charles Horton Cooley

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.

Vincent Van Gogh

Art must take reality by surprise.

Francoise Sagan

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.

Margaret Mead

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.


It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.

Romain Rolland

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.

Edmond de Goncourt

It is either easy or impossible.

Salvador Dali

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

Patti Smith

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.

Pablo Picasso

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

Havelock Ellis

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.

Smokey Robinson

The true poem is the poet's mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

Paul Klee

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci

Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.

George Henry Lewes

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen

Art is a form of catharsis.

Dorothy Parker

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

Pablo Picasso

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

Vincent Van Gogh

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Carrie Fisher

The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.

Norman Mailer

Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.

Guillaume Apollinaire

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Marcus Aurelius

Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

Ludwig Erhard

I am an artist. I am here to live out loud.

Emile Zola

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Henry A Kissinger

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