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

- “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

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

- “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

- “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” – William Faulkner

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

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

- “Painting is silent poetry.” – Plutarch

- “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

- “It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.” – Kojiro Tomita

- “Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” – Amy Lowell

- “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Schumann

- “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” – Pablo Picasso

- “I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” – Henri Matisse

- “The artist uses the talent he has, wishing he had more talent. The talent uses the artist it has, wishing it had more artist.” – Robert Brault

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

- “Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

- “To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.” – E.M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951

- “Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser

- “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” – Paul Strand

- “All art requires courage.” – Anne Tucker

- “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” – Oscar Wilde

- “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” – Edgar Degas

- “It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.” – Henry Moore

- “Pictures must not be too picturesque.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

- “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” – André Gide

- “Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.” – Wynetka Ann Reynolds

- “But that’s what being an artist is – feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy.” – The New Yorker

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