Favorite Quotations ~† Art and Artists, 4 Aha!: 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit

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

Van Gogh's Starry Night

Art is not disposable. ~ Jennifer Nettles

Art is constitutive--the artist determines beauty. He does not take it over. ~ Johann von Goethe, Notes for Publications on Art, 1798

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. ~ Jackson Pollock

Art flourishes when there is a sense of adventure. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

I never calculate. That is why those who do, calculate so much less accurately than I. ~ Pablo Picasso

Art must touch our lives, our fears and cares; evoke our dreams and give hope to the darkness. ~ Frederick Hart

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Beware the artist who's an intellectual also. The artist who doesn't fit. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art. ~ Tom Stoppard

Let each man exercise the art he knows. ~ Aristophanes

Art that only comes from the head isnít any good. Watch any good musician and youíll see what I mean. ~ Austin Kleon

All my works are games, serious game. ~ M. C. Escher

Art is the means we have of undoing the damage of haste. It's what everything else isn't. ~ Theodore Roethke, On Poetry & Craft

Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art. ~ Constantin Stanislavski, Building A Character

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