Art Quotes

The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

Pablo Picasso

 

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer; art is everything else.

Donald Ervin Knuth

 

When you draw something it lives and when you photograph it it dies.

John Fowles

 

Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.

Guillaume Apollinaire

 

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.

Ad Reinhardt

 

 

Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first. 

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Art is vice. You don't wed it, you rape it. 

Edgar Degas

 

Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

 

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Banksy

 

In art as in love, instinct is enough.

Anatole France

 

If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.

Edward Hopper

 

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

 

 

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

Oscar Wilde

 

Art is whether or not there is a scream in him wanting to get out in a special way.

Chaim Potok

 

Art never comes from happiness.

Chuck Palahniuk

 

Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light.

Jyrki Vainonen

 

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Salvador Dalí

 

I shut my eyes in order to see.

Paul Gauguin