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Quotations About Art

Painting is silent poetry.
Plutarch
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher


I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
Henri Matisse


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams


An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley


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


There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.
Friedrich Nietzsche


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp


The sadness of the incomplete--the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.
E.M. Forster


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso