25 Art Quotes that Will Give You a Kick

Today I stumbled across a website with quotes from famous people. I decided to check if there are any about art or creativity. I couldn’t believe that I have found a lot of them and some of them do inspire to go and create something great. Even though that I didn’t have any intention or inspiration to create anything today at all, after reading those quotes I had to open my browser and post the best of them here. So enjoy these art quotes from famous people.

John W. Gardner

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

Elbert Hubbard

Art is not a thing, it is a way.

Bruce Lee

1. Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.

2. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Robert Henri

1. I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.

2. The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.

Jean-Luc Godard

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

Andre Gide

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

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.

James McNeil Whistler

As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.

Seth Godin

The reason that art (writing, engaging, and all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can’t tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there’d be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map.

Marc Chagall

Great art picks up where nature ends.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

Scott Roeben

Sex is like art. Most of it is pretty bad, and the good stuff is out of your price range.

Martha Graham

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.

Eugene O’Neill

I will be an artist or nothing!

G.K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Edgar Degas

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

Samuel Butler

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to sell it.

Pablo Picasso

1. You don’t make art, you find it.
2. The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
3. To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.

Lou Dorfsman

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.

Julia Cameron

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite–getting something down.

Scott Adams

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Irving Stone

Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.

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  • Albert Camus on abstract art: “A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.”