Favorite Quotations ~† Art and Artists, 6 Heart Steps: Prayers & Declarations for a Creative Life

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

Writings that changed the world

Painting is an extension of man's means of communication. As such, it's pure, difficult, and wonderful. ~ Sydney Nolan, Writers on Artists

As an experienced artist, I carry my work like a secret pregnancy. I am always aware of inner life and the need to protect it. ~ Julia Cameron, Walking in This World

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Pablo Picasso

Young people who learn the arts do better in every phase of their lives. ~Meryl Streep

They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. ~ Charlie Parker

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. ~ Salvador Dali

Artists are meant to be madmen, to disturb and shock us. ~ Anne Rice

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. ~ George Santayana

Art leads the way. When I don't know which path to take, I look to art... Art is as important to the access of knowledge as any text ever written. ~ Laura Kruger, Sun-Sentinel, 11/16/04

I have never seen a beautiful painting of a beautiful woman. But you can take an ugly woman and make a beautiful painting of her. It is the painting itself that should be beautiful. ~ Max Ernst

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution. ~ Theophile Gautier

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone. Because I am the person I know best. ~ Frida Kahlo, NYT 28 Oct 1990

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