Art Quotes


A key aspect of creativity is the process of finding great metaphors.

Ray Kurzweil

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Good art speaks for itself. That doesn’t mean you have to like it. So the next time you go to an art show, or look at anything for that matter, observe what effect it has on you and try to form your own opinion. That way you become the critic and not a mouthpiece for someone else’s opinions.

Paul Arden


In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.

Ernst Fischer

Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.

David Bowie

The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.

Norman Mailer


The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon

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Painting is the only art that can be practised without either talent or hard work.

George Orwell


Art is I; Science is We.

Claude Bernard

My father used to say that the carving was in the wood already. You just had to find out what the wood wanted to be, and then take your knife and remove everything that wasn`t that.

Neil Gaiman


Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher


In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Paul Dirac

Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It’s an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it - and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvellous discovery and an artist making a painting.

Carlo Rubbia

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

Coco Chanel

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Vincent van Gogh

An artist strives to frame his ideals in an image; to challenge his audience and to make his vision immortal.



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