quote by Georgia O'Keeffe

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

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The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best painters.

Famous artist quote No artist tolerates reality.
No artist tolerates reality.
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I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.

Famous artist quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be.

The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room.


The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.

Famous artist quote A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.

There is no must in art because art is free.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

I tend to think having that extreme of color, that kind of black, is amazingly beautiful...and powerful. What I was thinking to do with my image was to reclaim the image of blackness as an emblem of power.

Famous artist quote Every artist was first an amateur.
Every artist was first an amateur.

Some people think or expect that you should make the same kinds of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative... I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions.


To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.

My art is the way I reestablish the bonds that tie me to the universe.

Famous artist quote Character is built by striving to be kind, not famous.
Character is built by striving to be kind, not famous.

Choose only one master - Nature.

Here is what we have to offer you in its most elaborate form -- confusion guided by a clear sense of purpose.

I'm just a simple man standing alone with my old brushes, asking God for inspiration.

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

Art is all about doing what you shouldn't.

You cut a hole in the building and people can look inside and see the way other people really lived.. it's making space without building it

The most pleasurable thing in the world, for me, is to see something and then translate how I see it.

Famous artist quote Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning.

When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.

Love ... is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery.


Don't think about making art, just get it done.

Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.

Famous artist quote Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.

Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a new creation

In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do.

With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create.

Famous artist quote No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.

I'm the world's most famous photographer, most sought after photographer, most awarded photographer.


I don't paint like a woman is supposed to paint.

Thank God, art doesn't bother about things like that.

If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective

Famous artist quote Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.

Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line.

Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.

Famous artist quote I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.