Arts Quotations contributed by Susan Waddington


Susan Waddington

School Art Teacher

Posted on 8/31/2011

at Edutopia.org Arts Group

**art quotes**

alphabetical by author:

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

- Unknown

Every artist dips their brush in their own soul, and paints their own nature into their pictures.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

- Constantin Brancusi

Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.

- Dale Carnegie

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.

- Paul Cezanne

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

- Sir Winston Churchill

The artist is not a special kind of person, but every person is a special kind of artist.

- A.K. Coomaraswamy

People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.

- Salvador Dali

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

- Edgar Degas

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

- Walt Disney

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

- Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious, the source of all art and science.

- Albert Einstein

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.

- Paul Gardner

I shut my eyes in order to see.

- Paul Gauguin

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

- Goethe

The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.

- Andy Goldsworthy

No artist is ahead of their time. They are their time. It is just that others are behind the time.

- Martha Graham

The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.

- Henry S. Haskins

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.

- Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Life is short, art is long...

- Hippocrates

A teacher affects eternity; They can never tell where their influence stops.

- Hans Hofmann

A person's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

- Elbert Hubbard

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.

- John F. Kennedy

A line is a dot that went for a walk.

- Paul Klee

Creativity takes courage.

- Henri Matisse

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

- Thomas Merton

All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.

- Henry Mitchell

The arts are the signature of a nation.

- Joan Mondale

Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.

- Louise Nevelson

To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.

- Georgia O'Keeffe

If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.

- Carl Perkins

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.

- Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

- Pablo Picasso

The artist's job is to be a witness to their time in history.

- Robert Rauschenberg

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.

- Sir Joshua Reynolds

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

- John Ruskin

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.

- Carl Sagan

Art is the signature of civilizations.

- Beverly Sills

Form ever follows function.

- Louis H. Sullivan

The road to success is always under construction.

- Lily Tomlin

You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus.

- Mark Twain

Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.

- Vincent Van Gogh

Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.

- Rembrandt

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

- Robin Williams

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

- Emile Zola