99+ Art Quotes To Increase Your Creativity

Art Quotes

Art is a form of expression that encompasses a wide range of creative activities and disciplines, including painting, sculpture, music, literature, theater, film, dance, and more. At its core, art is a means of communicating ideas, emotions, and experiences through various forms and mediums.

Art is often used as a way to explore and understand the world around us, as well as to express our own personal perspectives and experiences. It can also serve as a reflection of cultural and societal values and beliefs, as well as a means of challenging and critiquing those same values and beliefs.

Art is often subjective, with different people interpreting and responding to it in their own unique ways. However, it is also a universal language that can connect people from different backgrounds and cultures, allowing for shared experiences and understanding.

Art Quotes

1. “Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”
– Pablo Picasso

2. “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

3. “Creativity takes courage.”
– Henri Matisse

4. “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.”
– Andy Warhol

5. “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”
– Andre Gide

6. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
– Bob Ross

7. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Every artist was first an amateur.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
– Vincent van Gogh

10. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
– Pablo Picasso

11. “Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.”
– Claude Monet

12. “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe

13. “I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”
– Albrecht Dürer

14. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
– Edgar Degas

15. “In art, what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished.”
– Mary Cassatt

16. “A work of art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t art at all.”
– Paul Cézanne

17. “Life is art. Art is life. I never separate it.”
– Ai Weiwei

18. “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”
– Albert Einstein

19. “Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. I think that each one of us is born with creativity.”
– Maya Angelou

20. “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dali

21. “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.”
– Jack London

22. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”
– George Bernard Shaw

23. “Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
– Charles Mingus

24. “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.”
– Voltaire

25. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”
– Ray Bradbury

26. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
– Steve Jobs

27. “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”
– Cecil B. DeMille

28. “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?”
– George Bernard Shaw

29. “You can’t use up creativity. The more the you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou

30. “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.”
– Yo-Yo Ma

31. “It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.”
– John Saxe

32. “Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.”
– Bill Moyers

33. “Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”
– Earl Nightingale

34. “Creative work is a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
– Steven Pressfield

35. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
– Scott Adams

36. “Art is the stored honey of the human soul.”
– Theodore Dreiser

37. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
– Thomas Merton

38. “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”
– Edgar Degas

39. “I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.”
– David Rockefeller

40. “To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

41. “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can.”
– Neil Gaiman

42. “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.”
– Donatella Versace

43. “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”
– Vincent van Gogh

44. “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
– Edward Hopper

45. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
– Andy Warhol

46. “Great art picks up where nature ends.”
– Marc Chagall

47. “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”
– Piet Mondrian

48. “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
– Salvador Dali

49. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
– Francis Bacon

50. “To create one’s own world takes courage.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe

51. “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
– Auguste Rodin

52. “It is important to express oneself…provided the feelings are real and are taken from you own experience.”
– Berthe Morisot

Art Quotes

53. “To be an artist is to believe in life.”
– Henry Moore

54. “Every good painter paints what he is.”
– Jackson Pollock

55. “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe

57. “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
– Eugene Delacroix

58. “Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.”
– Marc Chagall

59. “Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.”
– Paul Cézanne

60. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”
– Marc Chagall

61. “A good artist has less time than ideas.”
– Martin Kippenberger

62. “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.”
– Frida Kahlo

63. “I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else, anyway. Also, I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.”
– Francis Bacon

64. “There is no must in art because art is free.”
– Wassily Kandinsky

65. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

66. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”
– Michelangelo

67. “Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
– Edvard Munch

68. “Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.”
– John Olsen

69. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
– Twyla Tharp

70. “An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”
– Charles Horton Cooley

71. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

72. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
– Aristotle

73. “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
– Oscar Wilde

74. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
– Pablo Picasso

75. “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”
– Stella Adler

76. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say, ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

77. “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”
– Pablo Picasso

78. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”
– James McNeill Whistler

79. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

80. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”
– Pablo Picasso

81. “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”
– Paul Strand

82. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr. Seuss

83. “If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.”
– Albrecht Dürer

84. “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
– Pablo Picasso

85. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

86. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
– Andy Warhol

87. “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
– Émile Zola

88. “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

89. “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

90. “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
– Michelangelo

91. “The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”
– Robert Henri

92. “I invent nothing, I rediscover.”
– Auguste Rodin

93. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”
– Vincent van Gogh

94. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

95. “The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.”
– Pablo Picasso

96. “Creativity is magic. Don’t examine it too closely.”
– Edward Albee

97. “Art is not a thing, it is a way.”
– Elbert Hubbard

98. “Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.”
– Paul Klee

99. “Art is a line around your thoughts.”
– Gustav Klimt

100. “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.”
– Pablo Picasso