120 Inspiring Art Quotes to make imagination into reality

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Art is the creative skill and imagination of human beings through which a person expresses his emotion and efficiency. The below inspiring art quotes will tell you about the greatness of art so that you can discover your inner skill and reveal it to the world.

According to Pablo Picasso, art is the lie that enables us to make sense of the truth. This is an imagination that we can give a reality. Art shapes our imagination. These inspiring creative art quotes will help you to know that art makes this world beautiful. The beautiful building or any architecture we see around us is the result of our creative art. Apart from these inspiring art quotes, you can also read our other motivational quotes on attraction, famous cooperation quotes, understanding others’ quotes, and team spirit quotes.

Let’s read the best inspiring art quotes to turn your imagination into reality.

1. “A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.” ― Dylan Thomas

2. “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

3. “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

4. “A picture is a poem without words.” ― Horace

5. “A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

6. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” ― James Whistler

7. “An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.” ― Andy Warhol

8. “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” ― Langston Hughes

9. “An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.” ― J.D. Salinger

10. “An idea is a salvation by imagination.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

11. “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

12. “Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, but it also makes us move.” ― Ossie Davis

13. “Art and love are the same things: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ― Chuck Klosterman

14. “Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.” ― Andre Gide

15. “Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.” ― Egon Schiele

16. “Art consists of limitations. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” ― Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

18. “Art is a harmony parallel with nature.” ― Paul Cezanne

19. “Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.” ― Jean Cocteau

20. “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” ― Paul Gauguin

21. “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.” ― Frank Zappa

22. “Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.” ― Malcolm de Chazal

23. “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” ― Leo Tolstoy

24. “Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.” ― John Ruskin

25. “Art is not a thing; it is a way.” ― Elbert Hubbard

26. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ― Edgar Degas

27. “Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.” ― Harry S Truman

28. “Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

29. “Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” ― Amy Lowell

30. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ― Pablo Picasso

31. “Art is the most beautiful of all lies.” ― Claude Debussy

32. “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” ― Oscar Wilde

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33. “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.” ― Oscar Wilde

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

35. “Art is the proper task of life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

36. “Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn’t seem fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define.” ― Ani DiFranco

37. “Art is to console those who are broken by life.” ― Vincent van Gogh

38. “Art is what you can get away with.” ― Andy Warhol

39. “Art must take reality by surprise.” ― Francoise Sagan

40. “Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.” ― Flannery O’Connor

41. “Art resides in the quality of doing, the process is not magic.” ― Charles Eames

42. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ― Cesar A. Cruz

43. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

44. “Art without emotion is like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson

45. “Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.” ― Stephen Sondheim

46. “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.” ― G.K. Chesterton

47. “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” ― Donald Woods Winnicott

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

49. “Creativity is an act of defiance.” ― Twyla Tharp

50. “Creativity takes courage.” ― Henri Matisse

51. “Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.” ― Thomas Wolfe

52. “Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.” ― Alice Walker

53. “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

54. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

55. “Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.” ― Pierre Bonnard

56. “Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” ― Salvador Dali

57. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso

58. “Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz

59. “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” ― Oscar Wilde

60. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso

61. “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.” ― Pablo Picasso

62. “Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.” ― Robert Quillen

63. “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh

64. “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

65. “I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.” ― Roy Lichtenstein

66. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth

67. “If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.” ― Arne Jacobsen

68. “If one loves Art at all, one must love it beyond all other things in the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

69. “If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.” ― Honore de Balzac

70. “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

71. “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

72. “Imagination governs the world.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

73. “Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.” ― Susan Sontag

74. “It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.” ― John Irving

75. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso

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

77. “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” ― Woody Allen

78. “Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” ― Danny Kaye

79. “Love the art in yourself, and not yourself in art.” ― Constantin Stanislavski

80. “Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.” ― Freddie Mercury

81. “Music is an outburst of the soul.” ― Frederick Delius

82. “Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” ― Pablo Casals

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83. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ― Pablo Picasso

84. “Painting and writing are solitary arts.” ― Conrad Hall

85. “Painting is by nature a luminous language.” ― Robert Delaunay

86. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is a painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

87. “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” ― Jackson Pollock

88. “Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.” ― Balthus

89. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” ― Dorothea Lange

90. “Self-motivation is an art, one should practice every now and then!” ― Somya Kedia

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

92. “The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” ― Walt Whitman

93. “The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies.” ― Kate Chopin

94. “The artist’s vocation is to send light into the human heart.” ― George Sand

95. “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” ― Pablo Picasso

96. “The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.” ― Dale Carnegie

97. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

98. “The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.” ― Lester Bangs

99. “The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.” ― Abraham Lincoln

100. “The human body is the best work of art.” ― Jess C. Scott

101. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” ― Francis Bacon

102. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

103. “The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” ― Jerzy Kosinski

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104. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” ― Pablo Picasso

105. “The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” ― Michelangelo

106. “There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” ― Pablo Picasso

107. “There is an art to advanced consulting as well as a science; who you are is as important as what you do.” ― William A. Pasmore

108. “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality.” ― Pablo Picasso

109. “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ― Henry David Thoreau

110. “Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

111. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ― Jonathan Swift

112. “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given to us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” ― Pablo Picasso

113. “We have art in order not to die of the truth.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

114. “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.” ― Pablo Picasso

115. “When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.” ― Edward Steichen

116. “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” ― George Bernard Shaw

117. “Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself and dies of all others.” ― Albert Camus

118. “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” ― Winston Churchill

119. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ― Ansel Adams

120. “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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