Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
To read without reflecting, is like eating without digesting.
Bacon, Sir Francis
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
Baldwin, James Arthur
I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterises prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.
Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself
Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
Cervantes, Miguel de
We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us
Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
The artist does not draw what he sees, but what he must make others see.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything
Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost
Give a man a pipe he can smoke, Give a man a book he can read, And his home is bright with a calm delight, Though the room be poor indeed
The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for any one but inspire them?
Every artist was first an amateur
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake
Forster, Edward Morgan
A work of art is never finished, only abandoned.
He that sips of many arts, drinks of none.
Fuller, Dr. Thomas
Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Fuller, Sarah Margaret
Art is either plagiarism or revolution
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better
If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn’t hesitate to do so.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von