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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. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

Drawing is the true test of art. (Quote by - Horace)

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. (Quote by - Leonardo da Vinci)

The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses. (Quote by - Josiah Gilbert Holland)

The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator; and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which are equally excellent, whether regarded individually, or in reference to the proposed result. (Quote by - John Mason Good)

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n nature warm; The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. (Quote by - Isaac Bashevis Singer)

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

All the arts which belong to polished life have some common tie, and are connect as it were by some relationship. [Lat., Etenim omnes artes, quae ad humanitatem pertinent, habent quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se continentur.] (Quote by - Cicero)

Art, as far as it is able, follow nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild. (Quote by - Dante)

As all Nature's thousands changes But one changeless God proclaim; So in Art's wide kingdom ranges One sole meaning still the same: This is Truth, eternal Reason, Which from Beauty takes its dress, And serene through time and season Stands aye in loveliness. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. (Quote by - George Jean Nathan)

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. (Quote by - Stella Adler)

A picture is a poem without words. (Quote by - Horace)

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. (Quote by - Twyla Tharp)

Art hath an enemy called ignorance. (Quote by - Ben Jonson)

Art is a kind of illness. (Quote by - Giacomo Puccini)

The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is art. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

All passes, Art alone Enduring stays to us; The Bust out-lasts the throne,-- The coin, Tiberius. (Quote by - Henry Austin Dobson)

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

High art alone is eternal and the bust outlives the city. (Quote by - Theophile Gautier)

His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland; Still born to improve in every part, His pencil out faces, his manners are heart. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Quote by - Scott Adams)

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. (Quote by - Paul Strand)


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