The Greatest Inspirational
Art Quotes

This page is a collection of the greatest Inspirational Art Quotes.

Art has the power to touch you deep in your soul. It stirs the emotions and connects you with creativity and beauty. Art is available to us in everything we do, it is a creative way of being.

That creativity can express itself in an infinite number of ways. I've tasted food, worn clothes, walked through a garden, and sat in a classroom, and on each of these occasions I felt nothing less than the beauty of an artist being expressed in a creative format.

The Inspirational Art Quotes below are from traditional artists including painters, sculptors, actors, writers, and musicians. Enjoy this page of inspirational art quotes.



O great creator of being grant us one more hour
to perform our art and perfect our lives.
-Jim Morrison



The artist is not a different kind of person,
but every person is a different kind of artist.
-Eric Gil



Whether I'm painting or not,
I have this overweening interest in humanity.
Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people.
-Alice Neel



A painter paints the appearance of things,
not their objective correctness,
in fact he creates new appearances of things.
-Ernst Ludwig Kirchner



All true artists, whether they know it or not,
create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
-Eckhart Tolle



A sincere artist is not one
who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him,
but one who tries to create something which is,
in itself, a living thing.
-William Dobell



Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



I do not literally paint that table,
but the emotion it produces upon me.
-Henri Matisse



The music that really turns me on
is either running toward God or away from God.
Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.
-Bono



Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
-Rumi



The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
-Michelangelo



Every good painter paints what he is.
-Rembrandt van Rijn



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The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
-Andy Warhol



I don't say everything, but I paint everything.
-Picasso



The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Michelangelo



I have always tried to hide my own efforts
and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness
of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it cost.
-Henri Matisse



Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding.
-Pablo Picasso



When I judge art,
I take my painting and put it next to a God made object
like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
-Marc Chagall



An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
-James MacNeill Whistler



Every artist dips his brush in his own soul
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
-Henry Ward Beecher



Creativity takes courage.
-Henri Matisse



The artist is a receptacle for emotions
that come from all over the place:
from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
-Pablo Picasso



The moment you think you understand a great work of art,
it's dead for you.
-Oscar Wilde



In art the hand can never execute anything higher
than the heart can inspire.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
-Albert Einstein



Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
-Thomas Merton



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



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The secret of life is in art.
-Oscar Wilde



It is my dream to create an art
which is filled with balance, purity and calmness,
freed from a subject matter that is disconcerting or too attention-seeking.
In my paintings, I wish to create a spiritual remedy,
similar to a comfortable armchair
which provides rest from physical expectation
for the spiritually working, the businessman as well as the artist.
-Henri Matisse



Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.
-Constantin Stanislavski



The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
-Elie Wiesel



Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
-Pablo Picasso



All art requires courage.
-Anne Tucker



The work of art may have a moral effect,
but to demand moral purpose from the artist
is to make him ruin his work.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Art is the window to man's soul.
Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world;
nor could the world see the man within.
-Claudia Lady Bird



I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
-Pablo Picasso



Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
-Oscar Wilde


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