Quotes on Inspirational Art

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

I don't say everything, but I paint everything. Pablo Picasso

You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt... or in front of a piece of graphic design. Stefan Sagmeister

You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat. Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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

No one wants to learn from mistakes, but we cannot learn enough from successes to go beyond the state of the art. Henry Petroski

Art functioning as propaganda is not art. Leonard Nimoy

One does not marry art. One ravishes it. Edgar Degas

Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come. Aristotle

Design is where science and art break even. Robin Mathews

The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. Henry Taylor

Where words leave off, music begins. Heinrich Heine

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. Alphonse De Lamartine

In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

There is not room for Death, Nor atom that his might could render void: Thou - Thou art Being and Breath, And what Thou art may never be destroyed. Emily Bronte

Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never peril. Sun Tzu

Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance. Jon Franklin

Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. Henry Ward Beecher

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist. Seth Godin

The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design. Massimo Vignelli

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

Art is by nature optimistic. Art is optimistic because it is alive. Patti Smith

How do we fight back? By creating art. Terence Mckenna

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense. Bruno Munari

The art of happiness is to serve all, and all shall serve you. Harbhajan Singh Yogi

All great art is the expression of man's delight in God's work, not his own. John Ruskin

We don't live in our fears. We live in our hopes. Mike Tomlin

Stop stewing and start doing! Denis Waitley

Keep doing what you've been doing and you will keep getting what you've been getting! Jackie Cooper

You can never learn less; you can only learn more. R Buckminster Fuller

Meet your fears with faith. Max Lucado

Is there a meaning to music? Yes. Can you state in so many words what the meaning is? No. Aaron Copland

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment uncertain, and judgment difficult. Hippocrates

Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art. Charles Bukowski

Thou art the Sun of other days. They shine by giving back the rays. John Keble

What is great about art and artists is that we get to ask the questions, even though we may never know the answers. Dennis Quaid

Writing is a craft not an art. William Zinsser

I teach the art of turning anguish into delight. Georges Bataille

Art can compel people freely, gladly, and spontaneously to sacrifice themselves in the service of man. Leo Tolstoy

Coaching is an art and I'm not going to let anyone change me. Marty Stern

Even those truths that are painful will ultimately increase my wisdom, undergird my strength, make possible my art. Pat Schneider

Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. Oscar Wilde

I do not seek. I find. Pablo Picasso

A picture is a poem without words Horace

Art never expresses anything but itself. Oscar Wilde

All art requires courage. Anne Wilkes Tucker

I have not tried to reproduce nature; I have represented it. Paul Cezanne

Art disturbs, science reassures. Georges Braque

there is no politically neutral art. Bell Hooks

Art, for me, has always been a ticket for experience. Shahzia Sikander

Art has always been aware of itself as art. Mary Ruefle

The arts are the signature of a nation. Joan Mondale

[On amassing art for her collection:] My motto was 'Buy a picture a day' and I lived up to it. Peggy Guggenheim

[Art is] an attempt to escape from life. H L Mencken

If there is some art involved, Id like it to be that it came through the cracks of daily work. Martin Mull

I don't take art as seriously as politics. Orson Welles

I have always been a nomad and I have mastered the art of packing! I always say: pack lightly, live lightly. Diane Von Furstenberg

Maybe in any art you have to be wholly you in the context of whatever you're doing. Mariel Hemingway

If you do it properly, life is art, really. Caitlin Moran

Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible. Paul Klee

I could always live in my art but never in my life Ingmar Bergman

The life I live is my art work. Alec Monopoly

there is art and there is official art, there always has been and there always will be. Gertrude Stein

grievance does not make for great art. Eva Figes

Science is the art of the solvable. Peter Medawar

Art makes something a lot more visible or audible. Paul Klee

Make life an art rather than art from life. David Gilmour

I'm just open to new experiences. I've never really settled down into one art. I like to be nomadic with my art. Moises Arias

Life doesn't imitate art...it is art! John Lennon

I lived for art, I lived for love Giacomo Puccini

All of nature is God's art. Dante Alighieri

There has always been a correlation between money and art. Simon de Pury

Your life can become the background for the art you create. Alicia Keys

Art Deco for me except in its most crazed and attenuated forms, it's jut a matter of taste. William Gibson

Art feels like it has this frame, and it's either outside or inside. Eileen Myles

I don't go to galleries every day because it's so rare that I like what I see. There's a lot of bad art out there and a lot of it is because art has found its way into the university, where it probably shouldn't be. Michael C. McMillen

On a more human level, the closest things to truths that I have been able to access are Love, Art, and Play. Brandon Boyd

You could say science also is an art. Freeman Dyson

I don't need to be everywhere because my art pieces can talk for themselves. Jeppe Hein

We'll always have art, darling. Ruth Wilson

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