Art quotes page 1
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the
transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
He who loves music learns to soothe
his own sorrows.
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Art is both creation and recreation. Of the two ideas, I think art as recreation or as sheer
play of the human spirit is more important.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem
does not allow itself to be read in a low
voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: A poem demands
pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
Jorge Luis Borges
Poetry makes life what lights
and music do the stage.
I want to touch people with
my art. I want them to say, "He feels deeply, he feels tenderly."
Vincent van Gogh
One good thing about music -
when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Art is merely the refuge
which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with
food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
When I paint, the sea roars.
The others splash about in the bath.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
I'm always trying to do better music. I don't know if I've written my best song yet.
big question. It doesn't stop you trying.
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after
three songs I feel
like killing someone.
Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It
the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does
art color life.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Art is the signature of man.
G. K. Chesterton
Music is a safe kind of high.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from
If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then
why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?
Don Miguel Ruiz
If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin
of human thought.
To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.
Edgar Allan Poe
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great
deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed.
If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that
characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Ludwig von Beethoven
Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art. The job
of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Sir Francis Bacon
He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
St. Francis of Assisi
What is an artist? For every thousand people there's nine hundred doing the work, ninety
doing well, nine doing good, and one lucky bastard who's the artist.
We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little
thing in their minds... 'Cause there are so many sleeping people.