Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists"
"We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth"
"I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good"
"I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many"
"I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize"
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures"
"Every artist was first an amateur"
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary"
"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession"
"Trying to force creativity is never good"
"Personality is everything in art and poetry"
"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world"
"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed"
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament"
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known"
"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum"
"This world is but a canvas to our imagination"
"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time"
"When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process"
"I think about my work every minute of the day"
"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass"
"I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it"
"The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor"
"What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit"
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