Art Quotes

Welcome to the world of art quotes! Here you will certainly find a collection of motivating and also provocative quotes from a few of the world's most popular artists. Whether you're seeking a quote to encourage you in your creative undertakings, or just wish to be motivated by the words of wonderful artists, you'll locate something here to trigger your creative imagination. Discover our collection of quotes from painters, sculptors, professional photographers, as well as a lot more, and find the excellent quote to share your creative vision.
Small: The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease
Voltaire
"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease"
Voltaire, Writer
Small: Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage
H. L. Mencken
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage"
H. L. Mencken, Writer
Small: Errors are not in the art but in the artificers
Isaac Newton
"Errors are not in the art but in the artificers"
Isaac Newton, Mathematician
Small: Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths
"Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths"
Edgar A. Shoaff
Small: Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century
"Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century"
Marshall McLuhan, Sociologist
Small: Art raises its head where creeds relax
Friedrich Nietzsche
"Art raises its head where creeds relax"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth
Pablo Picasso
"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth"
Pablo Picasso, Artist
Small: The true art of memory is the art of attention
Samuel Johnson
"The true art of memory is the art of attention"
Samuel Johnson, Author
Small: The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook
William James
"The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook"
William James, Philosopher
Small: Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better
Andre Gide
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better"
Andre Gide, Novelist
Small: The moment you think you understand a great work of art, its dead for you
Oscar Wilde
"The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you"
Oscar Wilde, Dramatist
Small: The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization
Frank Lloyd Wright
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist
Albert Einstein
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist"
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Small: I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind of wandered away from the superhero stuff, but I was an
"I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind of wandered away from the superhero stuff, but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid"
Jonathan Lethem, Writer
Small: Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality
Friedrich Nietzsche
"Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine
"It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least"
Robert Browning Hamilton, Writer
Small: Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the
Emil Nolde
"Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians and the Greeks... Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time"
Emil Nolde, Artist
Small: Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition"
Jacques Barzun, Educator
Small: We have art in order not to die of the truth
Friedrich Nietzsche
"We have art in order not to die of the truth"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispe
Friedrich Nietzsche
"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and
Adolf Hitler
"The art of leadership... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention"
Adolf Hitler, Criminal
Small: He who possesses art and science has religion he who does not possess them, needs religion
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error a
Publilius Syrus
"Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth"
Publilius Syrus, Poet
Small: We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth
Pablo Picasso
"We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth"
Pablo Picasso, Artist
Small: Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it"
Dwight D. Eisenhower, President
Small: I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences
"I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences"
Jim Morrison, Musician
Small: The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
"The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence"
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, Diplomat
Small: It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested i
"It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week"
Ezra Pound, Poet
Small: Art is the only way to run away without leaving home
Twyla Tharp
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
Small: And, consequently, the art of propaganda or public information becomes one of the most powerful forms of direc
"And, consequently, the art of propaganda or public information becomes one of the most powerful forms of directive statesmanship"
John Grierson, Director
Small: To me, photography is an art of observation. Its about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...
Elliott Erwitt
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them"
Elliott Erwitt, Photographer
Small: There is no art without Eros
"There is no art without Eros"
Max Frisch, Novelist
Small: Advertising is the art of the tiny. You have to tell a complete a story and deliver a complete message in a ve
"Advertising is the art of the tiny. You have to tell a complete a story and deliver a complete message in a very encapsulated form. It disciplines you to cut away extraneous information"
Dick Wolf, Producer
Small: The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude
Friedrich Nietzsche
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: Art is the proper task of life
Friedrich Nietzsche
"Art is the proper task of life"
Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
Small: Personality is everything in art and poetry
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Personality is everything in art and poetry"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: In art the best is good enough
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"In art the best is good enough"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher
Small: Art for arts sake is a philosophy of the well-fed
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
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