Artistic Quotes for Inspiration

Here are some artistic quotes to inspire and enlighten!

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
— Stanley Horowitz

“Nothing worth having comes easy.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

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

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
— Milton Berle

“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
— Edward Hopper

“Since we cannot change reality,
let us change the eyes which see reality. ”
— Nikos Kazantzakis

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
— Confucius

“To create one’s own world takes courage.”
— Georgia O’Keeffe

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks,
breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
~ Mary Lou Cook

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C. S. Lewis

“In photography there is a reality so subtle
that it becomes more real than reality.”
— Alfred Stieglitz

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
— Pablo Picasso

“In summer, the song sings itself.”
— William Carlos Williams.

“Art should never try to be popular.
The public should try to make itself artistic.”
— Oscar Wilde

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
— Henry James

“Surrealism is destructive,
but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
— Salvador Dalí

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
— Ansel Adams

“I love spring anywhere,
but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”
–Ruth Stout

“I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”
— Brian Froud

“You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou

“Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.”
— Robert Delaunay

“Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.”
— Fernand Leger

“Art invites us to become explorers and excavators of our vast internal landscapes, discovering new terrain and digging deep into the past to unearth forgotten experiences and emotion.”
— Jaeda DeWalt

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
— Jackson Pollock

“White is pure and simple and matches with everything.”
— Christian Dior

“Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.”
— Yoko Ono

“Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
— Pablo Picasso

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”
— Wassily Kandinsky

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.”
— Claude Monet

“There is no blue without
yellow and without orange.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

“There is no abstract art.
You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
— Pablo Picasso

“In photography there is a reality so subtle
that it becomes more real than reality.”
— Alfred Stieglitz

“Art is not what you see
but what you make others see.”
— Degas

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”
— William Blake

“Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.”
— Robert Frank

“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

“Every now and then one paints a picture
that seems to have opened a door
and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”
— Pablo Picasso

“Beauty is whatever gives joy.”
— Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Whoever loves much,
performs much,
and can accomplish much,
and what is done in love is done well.”
–- Vincent Van Gogh

“A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.”
— Hedy Lamarr

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
— Theophrastus

“You must do the things
you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
— Walt Whitman

“Beauty in things exists
in the mind which contemplates them.”
— David Hume

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
— Pablo Picasso

“What makes photography a strange invention
is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”
–John Berger

“Colors, like features, follow
the changes of the emotion.”
— Pablo Picasso

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”
— William Arthur Ward

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.”
— Joseph Joubert

“In a gentle way,
you can shake the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors
where there were only walls.”
— Joseph Campbell

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.”
— Eugene Ionesco

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.”
— Aristotle

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
— Erich Fromm

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
— Scott Adams