art Quotes

Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?

Pablo Picasso

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.


Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

Amy Lowell

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein

It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.

Kojiro Tomita

Art Exist for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world

Shinichi Suzuki

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol

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

John Ciardi

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

Bertolt Brecht

Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned.

William Butler Yeats

The works of art, by being publicly exhibited and offered for sale, are becoming articles of trade, following as such the unreasoning laws of markets and fashion; and public and even private patronage is swayed by their tyrannical influence.

Albert, Prince Consort

Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.

Willa Sibert Cather

The ultimate politeness in art consists of speaking only to those who are able to uncover and measure its relationships. Anything else is symbolic, and symbolism is merely transcendental imagery.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself a game of make-believe, or re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it.

Willa Sibert Cather

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.

C. J. Cherryh

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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