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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Art:

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
~ Michelangelo Quotes.

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
~ Albert Camus Quotes.

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
~ T.S. Eliot Quotes, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1919.

The question of common sense is always what is it good for? - A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
~ James Russell Lowell Quotes.

The true painter strives to paint what can only be seen through his world.
~ André Malraux Quotes.

A painting is what you make of it, besides which, 'Moon, Weeping' has a better ring to it than "Paintbrush, Dripping."
~ Robert Brault Quotes, www.robertbrault.com.

A portrait has one advantage over its original: it is unconscious; and you may therefore admire without insulting it. I have seen portraits which have more.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Quotes, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.

All great art comes from a sense of outrage.
~ Glenn Close Quotes.

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you.
~ Uniek Swain Quotes.

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
~ Charles Horton Cooley Quotes.

An artist cannot talk about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
~ Jean Cocteau Quotes, Newsweek, 16 May 1955.

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
~ George Santayana.

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
~ Andy Warhol Quotes.

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
~ John Anthony Ciardi Quotes.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes.

O, how much simpler things would be
If eyes could paint or brush could see.
~ Robert Brault Quotes, www.robertbrault.com.

An artist must be careful not to throw his ideas out with the trash.
~ Dena Groquet Quotes.

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.
~ Paul Valéry Quotes.

An artist's career always begins tomorrow.
~ James McNeill Whistler Quotes.

An artist's instinct is more refined than the typical mortal's.
~ Holden Rinehart Quotes.

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