Artist Quotes and 158+ Sayings about Art

Art is everywhere in the world and there are so many old art work have been found in many areas of the world from where we have estimated the age of our planet. However art is not the old thing, there are so many artists living right now and they are doing many great things. So read these artist quotes and sayings about art to get more inspiration:
Artist Quotes and 158+ Sayings about Art
  1. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
  2. That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind. James Taylor
  3. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. Oscar Wilde
  4. The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. George Sand
  5. A great artist is a great man in a great child. Victor Hugo
  6. I love natural beauty, and I think it's your best look, but I think makeup as an artist is so transformative. Marina and the Diamonds
  7. Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. Jackson Pollock
  8. Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. Don Miguel Ruiz
  9. The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Francis Bacon
  10. Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It's a black wall. It's a thief. Dave Grohl
  11. True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. Albert Einstein
  12. A great chef is an artist that I truly respect. Robert Stack
  13. I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Kanye West
  14. An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. George Santayana
  15. Every artist and every song has an idea, and the producer's job is to capture it. Jimmy Iovine
  16. Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. W. Somerset Maugham
  17. It's good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way. Tim Burton
  18. Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story. Don Miguel Ruiz
  19. To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. Robert Schumann
  20. I'm not an artist. I set the camera up and tell my story. Tyler Perry
  21. Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist. Steven Seagal
  22. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso
  23. The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist. William Blake
  24. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher
  25. Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist. George V. Higgins
  26. The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history. Robert Rauschenberg
  27. I just say I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Barbara Kruger
  28. It's an artist's duty to reflect the times in which we live. Nina Simone
  29. An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have. Andy Warhol
  30. If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist. Lana Del Rey
  31. No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger. Rainer Maria Rilke
  32. Any tool can be used for good or bad. It's really the ethics of the artist using it. John Knoll
  33. For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase; it is quite literally true. John Berger
  34. To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. Samuel Beckett
  35. The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. David Hockney
  36. Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life. Novalis
  37. I think that to explore the uncomfortable and the politically incorrect is the job of the artist. Jared Leto
  38. An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will. Willem de Kooning
  39. To give a body and a perfect form to one's thought, this - and only this - is to be an artist. Jacques-Louis David
  40. Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer. Willa Cather
  41. I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I'm a messenger. Jeff Koons
  42. An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's. J. D. Salinger
  43. A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas. Charles Dudley Warner
  44. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde
  45. The position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel. Piet Mondrian
  46. The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul. Wassily Kandinsky
  47. It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails. Romain Rolland
  48. Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist. Mary McLeod Bethune
  49. No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times. Martha Graham
  50. An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men. Vincent Van Gogh
  51. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. Agnes de Mille
  52. In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist. Bruce Nauman
  53. It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work. David Hockney
  54. Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny. Franz Liszt
  55. The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work. Berthold Auerbach
  56. It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work. David Hockney
  57. An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. Paul Valery
  58. To be a truly conscientious artist, you have to look at what's not working and challenge it. You riff on things. Kara Walker
  59. It's not fair to compare one artist to another because they all come with their own sort of elements to the picnic, you know. Annie Lennox
  60. I'm an artist; affirmation is like catnip to me. Andrea Riseborough
  61. Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. Edgard Varese
  62. I felt like 'Owl Pharoah,' not everyone understood who I was as an artist. Travis Scott
  63. I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize. Jodie Foster
  64. To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Auguste Rodin
  65. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired. Gustave Courbet
  66. For every artist, experience is never complete until it has been reproduced in creative work. William Jay Smith
  67. The true artist is never afraid of anything - including the glories of the past. Paul Horgan
  68. It's a curse. I ask God to take this away from me all the time. I do not like being an artist. Kevin Gates
  69. Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Andre Gide
  70. If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. Marianne Moore
  71. Not to be boxed in, to be able to transcend boundaries: for an artist, it's essential. Shahzia Sikander
  72. Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love. Alfred Sisley
  73. Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  74. An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. Charles Horton Cooley
  75. The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths. Bruce Nauman
  76. The impact of a conscious artist is necessary, and it ripples through the world. Common
  77. I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn't paint. Chuck Berry
  78. The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it. Gustave Courbet
  79. An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature. Auguste Renoir
  80. Glorious bouquets and storms of applause are the trimmings which every artist naturally enjoys. Golda Meir
  81. As an artist, I want a reaction. Chester Bennington
  82. The artist is an educator of artists of the future who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected - the best - evolutions. Saul Steinberg
  83. The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world. Federico Fellini
  84. Voyeurism is a director's job description. It's an artist's, too. Andy Warhol
  85. History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images. Anselm Kiefer
  86. The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill. W. Somerset Maugham
  87. One must be a living man and a posthumous artist. Jean Cocteau
  88. An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. Jean Cocteau
  89. The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. Eugene Delacroix
  90. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. Willa Cather
  91. The best thing about being an artist is the free clothing and getting to kiss pretty girls. James Rosenqui
  92. Music is art, and once you become an artist, you need to learn how to accept criticism. Yanni
  93. A good artist has less time than ideas. Martin Kippenberger
  94. The artist in me cries out for design. Robert Frost
  95. Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist. Nas
  96. If the audience knew what they wanted then they wouldn't be the audience, they would be the artist. Alan Moore
  97. There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright. Dylan Thomas
  98. Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn. Paul Klee
  99. People aren't going to support an artist just because they have an audio file. They have to feel a real connection. Chuck D
  100. The responsibility of an artist is to be honest with themselves. Talib Kweli
  101. An artist is someone who should raise questions rather than give answers. I have no message. Michael Haneke
  102. One of the most difficult things for any artist to do is create a world that looks both completely alien yet real and possible. Jim Lee
  103. An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. James Whistler
  104. The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. Abraham Lincoln
  105. To be a true artist you have to play the way you feel - not the way others think you should feel. Don Ellis
  106. An artist wears his work in place of wounds. Patti Smith
  107. No genuinely avant-garde artist should ever be on the government dole. Camille Paglia
  108. There is no such thing as an artist - only the world, lit or unlit, as the world allows. Annie Dillard
  109. What gives the artist real prestige is his imitators. Igor Stravinsky
  110. Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist. Hans Hofmann
  111. The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns our refrigerators. Sol LeWitt
  112. Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist. Lawrence Durrell
  113. Every artist is an artist, and every heartbeat is a heartbeat. Banks
  114. Is an artist much more than a beggar? Clara Schumann
  115. A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells. Grandma Moses
  116. Part of your job as an artist is to push yourself and make sure your creative juices are flowing. Benjamin Walker
  117. As a storyboard artist, you have to be able to draw anything. John Allison
  118. A great artist is always before his time or behind it. George Edward Moore
  119. The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools. Thomas Eakins
  120. Look, people are allowed their own opinions and they don't always coincide with yours. As an artist you just have to keep plugging on. Paul McCartney
  121. The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself. Paul Cezanne
  122. If the creative artist worries if he will still be free tomorrow, then he will not be free today. Salman Rushdie
  123. When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express. Kevin Smith
  124. I think it's important, if you are an artist, to use your music to stand up for what you believe in. Tracy Chapman
  125. Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist. Edwin Louis Cole1
  126. I'm not a manufactured artist. Nobody taught me how to be a proper artist. ASAP Ferg
  127. An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. Andre Maurois
  128. I am an artist, art has no color and no sex. Whoopi Goldberg
  129. An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
  130. To be an artist, you need to play inside your work. Alejandro Jodorowsky
  131. No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist. Beck
  132. The freedom of every artist is essential. Christo
  133. When there's writing that you really trust, it's very freeing as an artist. Matt LeBlanc
  134. I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist. Anish Kapoor
  135. Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist. Theophile Gautier
  136. With the new ways of getting music out, you don't need a label if you're a legacy artist. Bonnie Raitt
  137. The reason you work as an artist is to stay open and ask questions. Robert Wilson
  138. The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you. James A. Michener
  139. I think any artist is a perfectionist by their nature. Andrea Riseborough
  140. As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. Izaak Walton
  141. You want, as an artist, to be pushing yourself to do what you haven't done before. T. C. Boyle
  142. Allow the artist to finish the piece of work before you critique it. Meshell Ndegeocello
  143. As an artist, I gotta stand up to my own work. Edward Ruscha
  144. But at a certain point, you have to take your influence and find your own voice if you want to become a relevant artist. Edward Burns
  145. Being an artist, it's all a journey, and you learn where the subtle patterns lie. Graeme Base
  146. As a songwriter or artist, there's only so many ways you can say, 'I love you' or 'I think you're beautiful.' Tyler Farr
  147. An artist who opposes himself still has the best chances to reach some result. Martin Kippenberger
  148. The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. Robert Hughes
  149. An artist is his own fault. John O'Hara
  150. It's only when an artist becomes a master that they are fully able to express themselves. Carolina Kostne
  151. The function of the artist is to invent, not to chronicle. Oscar Wilde
  152. Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I. Albert Camus
  153. The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one. D. H. Lawrence
  154. As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist. Margaret Atwood
  155. I just genuinely feel that that's what you do when you're an artist: You stick up for the people around you. Lady Gaga
  156. The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist. Novalis
  157. An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. Jean Cocteau
  158. Every artist is unreasonable, because he or she is doing something that hasn't been done before. Eli Broad
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