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Art Quotes:


"Many are willing to suffer for their art. Few are willing to learn to draw." Simon Munnery

"If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is" - Charles Bukowski

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." - William A Foster

"So, there are house-painters, there are Sunday painters: there are world-politicians who paint for distraction, and distraught business men who paint to relax. There are psychotic patients who enter art therapy, and madmen who set down their visions: there are little children of three, four, fix, six in art class, who produce work of explosive beauty: and then there are innumerable painters ... who one, probably were artists, but who now paint exclusively for money and the pleasure of others. None of them are artists, though they all fall short of being so to varying degrees, but they are all painters. And then there are painters who are artists. Where does the difference lie and why? Why does the one lot do which the other lot doesn't? When is painting and art and why?

"Art is a bride stripped by her bachelors, even" - Ralph D' Antonio

"Art is magic" - Janet Gill-Shilling

"Art is a catalyst on many levels" - Val Dallos

"Life is short, art endures" - Hippocrates

"You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat" - Pierre August Renoir

"To be an artist at all is like living in Switzerland during a world war" - Tom Stoppard

"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it" - Frank Zappa

"Art established the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment" - John F Kennedy

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding" - Marc Chagall

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" - Pablo Picasso

"Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible" - Paul Klee

"Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish" - Aristotle

"Criticism is easy, art is difficult" - Detouches

"Art is not a mirror held up to realty, but a hammer with which to shape it" - Bertolt Brecht

"Art is a lie which makes us see the truth" - Pablo Picasso

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all." - John Lennon

"Painting is more important than art." - Wayne Thiebaud

"I don't know anything about art, but I know what I like", really means, "I don't know anything about art, but I like what  I know" - Anonymous

"Art isn't something you marry. It's something you rape." - Edgar Degas

"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed." - Kahlil Gibran

"Science is spectrum analysis, art is photosynthesis" - Karl Kraus

"No art comes from the conscious mind" - Steve Martin

"Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life" - Henry Miller

"Art is a finger up the bourgeoisie ass" - Pablo Picasso

"Pop art is a way of liking things" - Andy Warhol

"Painting is one thing but art is another. You can teach an elephant to paint, but you can't teach it to be an artist' - Warren Criswell

"Only bad painters enjoy painting" - Cecil Collins

"Painting a picture is like trying to fight a battle" - Winston Churchill

"That stroke you are about to make on a painting is as much you as the next word you utter or the next breathe you take" - Harley Brown

"I'd be an axe murderer if I didn't paint" - John Alexander

"Colour is my day long obsession, joy and torment" - Claude Monet

"In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble" - William de Kooning

"I don't get into "becauses." When you come into a studio you see a number of works. My habit is to go the one I like most. If you start to say "because" you get into art jargon." - Clement Greenberg

"To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life." - Egon Schiele

"Believe it or not, I can actually draw." - Basquiat

"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it." - Robert Motherwell

"I think a single sentence by Van Gogh is better than the whole work of all the art critics and art historians put together." - John Olsen

"There's no retirement for an artist, its your way of living so there's no end to it." - Henry Moore

"A painter is not intellectual when, having painted a nude woman, he leaves in our minds the idea that she is going to get dressed again right away." - Odilon Redon

"The artist does not draw what he sees, but what he must make others see. Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things." - Edgar Degas

"I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have." - Leonardo da Vinci

"Art is meant to disturb" - Georges Braque

"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable intoxication." - Friedrich Nietzche

"It really becomes about bending rules or defining rules on your terms. That determines whether it's art or not... choice" - Oliver Herring

"Life is short, art endures" - Hippocrates

"Enough has been said about art already" - Gregory Gillespi






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