INSPIRING QUOTES BY ARTISTS

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art," Leonardo Da Vinci

"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. ~ Marc Chagall

“There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.” Henry Moore 

“Art is a wound turned into light.” ~ Georges Braque

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” Edvard Munch

 “Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” John Olsen

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

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Pablo Picasso  

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'” Vincent Van Gogh

“Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” Theodore Dreiser

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” James McNeill Whistler

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” Vincent Van Gogh

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” Kurt Vonnegut

“The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.” Vincent Van Gogh

"If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses preceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul." Paul Cezanne

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” Vincent van Gogh

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