1170 Greatest Quotes About Art

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night. Sun Tzu
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form. Toni Morrison
For me, art is supposed to be a question mark. Marilyn Manson
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. Will Rogers
I want to express my feelings, not illustrate them. Jackson Pollock
The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest. Gustave Flaubert
The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art. Junot Diaz
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. Banksy
Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousn ess. Bruce Lee
It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving wherein men find pleasure to be deceived. John Locke
In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power. Sun Tzu
Study the science of art and the art of science. Leonardo da Vinci
Birds rising in flight is a sign that the enemy is lying in ambush; when the wild animals are startled and flee he is trying to take you unaware. Sun Tzu
You need intelligence, and you need to look. You need a gaze, a wide gaze, penetrating and roving - thats what's useful for art. Toni Morrison
A purely materialistic art would be like a tree which is expected to bear fruit without flowering and to sacrifice grace and beauty for mere utility. Haile Selassie
It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first. Miyamoto Musashi
It is quite possible--overwhelmingly probable, one might guess--that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology. Noam Chomsky
When you create art, the world has to wait. Will Smith
I already have a wife who is too much for me.. she is my art, and my works are my children. Michelangelo
Today's art has been cancelled due to police activity. Banksy
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. Oscar Wilde
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves 'It's pretty, but is it Art?'. Rudyard Kipling
Life is so horrible that one can only bear it by avoiding it. And that can be done by living in the world of art. Gustave Flaubert
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. . Lady Gaga
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. Leo Tolstoy
I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting. Roy Lichtenstein
I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me. Banksy
I paint what I think, not what I see. Pablo Picasso
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. Frank Lloyd Wright
Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire. Steady as the mountain. Sun Tzu
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. Michelangelo
The only time we fail is when we stop trying. Chuck Norris
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. John Keats
Great results, can be achieved with small forces. Sun Tzu
I love the art world, I love art galleries, I love what it means - I love art. Nas
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. Carrie Fisher
To create a work of art is to create the world. Wassily Kandinsky
You might argue that the history of contemporary art is a series of avant-garde movements, each new wave outraging the last. Michael Scott
I wouldn't want to be remembered as the guy who contaminated a perfectly legitimate form of protest art with money and celebrities. Banksy
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. Leonardo da Vinci
I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don't like it, you can paint over it! Banksy
Art is to be free. Design is to fix. Kanye West
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali
Everything will be art and nothing will be art, because everything, as I believe, already is. Andy Warhol
The purpose of art is to bring people into presence. Jim Carrey
Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more. Vincent Van Gogh
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art. Sylvester Stallone
Hence the saying: One may know how to conquer without being able to do it. Sun Tzu
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. Leonardo da Vinci
No great work of art is ever finished. Michelangelo
To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom. James Joyce
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. Frank Zappa