Inspirational Art Quotes

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso
“Art is the triumph over chaos.” – John Cheever
“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” – Albert Einstein
“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat
“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” – Pablo Picasso
“A picture is a poem without words” – Horace
“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.” – Pablo Picasso
“There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” – Leo Tolstoy
“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything you are willing to practice, you can do.” – Bob Ross.
“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
“Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser
“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James Whistler
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton