Art Quotes (55) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Art. Art is an activity or creation by people that has importance because of an attraction to the human senses. The arts represent an outlet of expression, that is usually influenced by culture and which in turn helps to change culture


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

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” 
~ Vincent van Gogh

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

Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea, as pretty as a picture, as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud!
~ Barbara Kruger

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~ Scott Adams

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
~ Cesar Cruz 

Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. 
~ Kurt Vonnegut

To be an artist is to believe in life.
~ Henry Moore 

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
~ W. Somerset Maugham 

To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.
~ Steven Pressfield 

Art is not thinking something up; it is the opposite - getting something down.
~ Julia Cameron 

Art teaches nothing but the significance of life.
~ Henry Miller 

Don't apologize for who you are or the art you create.
~ C. J. Rider 

Fear is the reason for making art. It is a means to freedom.
~ Ilya Kabakov 

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum.
~ Ansel Adams

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.
~ Konstantin Stanislavsky 

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.
~ Seth Goden

Art is a delivery system for worldviews.
~ Alex Grey 

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.
~ Seth Goden 

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.
~ Seth Goden 

Art is a step from what is obvious toward what is concealed.
~ Kahlil Gibran 

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

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. 
~ Auguste Rodin

Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom.
~ Michelangelo 

All art, whether it pleases us or not, helps to add color, excitement, joy, or sadness and, most often, a sense of awe to our life's experience.
~ Henry O. Dorman

Art is a language. It's not a skill. It's not a stunt. It's not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart.
~ Wynona Mulcaster

Art is like singing. Some do it better than others, but everyone can and should be doing it for their soul.
~ Barbara Mason

Art is the journey of a free soul.
~ Alev Oguz 

Art upsets, science reasures.
~ Georges Braque 

All art is subversive.
~ Pablo Picasso 

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
~ Oscar Wilde 

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
~ Twyla Tharp 

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
~ Paul Gauguin 

Art is whatever you can get away with.
~ John Cage 

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
~ Thomas Merton 

Creation is a sentient and instinctual flow that determines where to go and what to change or omit.
~ Shaun McNiff

Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction.
~ Pablo Picasso 

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

Art is the child of Nature.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

All art requires courage.
~ Anne Tucker 

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
~ M.C. Richards 

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
~ Elbert Hubbard 

Art is the proper task of life.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche 

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
~ Pablo Picasso 

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
~ Anatole France 

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche 

Artists everywhere steal mercilessly all the time and I think this is healthy.
~ Peter Gabriel 

Art is about energy positive and negative. All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.
~ Shirley MacLaine

Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.
~ Julia Cameron 

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create form a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
~ Eckhart Tolle

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
~ Jasper Johns

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up
~ Pablo Picasso 

I am an artist at living – my work of art is my life.
~ D.T. Suzuki 

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