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Author: Arundel Stevens

Inspiring Art Quotes for Your Creative Soul


20 Art Quotes for Motivation and Creativity

20 quotes from artists and nonartists to inspire and motivate aspiring artists.

Quotes from artists:

  • “Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso
  • “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” – Claude Monet
  • “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-Keefe
  • “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross
  • I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” – Frida Kahlo

Quotes about the importance of art:

  • “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.” – Carrie Fisher
  • “We will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology” – Noam Chomsky
  • “In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” – Henry Miller
  • “Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. ” – Stephen Sondheim
  • “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman

Quotes on art tips:

  • “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Leon Trotsky
  • “In art as in love, instinct is enough. ” – Anatole France
  • “The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” – Robert Henry
  • “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” – Alberto Giacometti
  • “The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship.” – Rick Rubin


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