Art - Quotes & Sayings

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

Albert Einstein

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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

Edgar Degas

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

James Humes

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Victor Pinchuk

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.

Henri Poincare

Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.

Valentino Rossi

We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.

Thomas Berger

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

George Bernard Shaw

Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Sun Tzu

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.

Daniel Bell

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


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

Henry Ward Beecher

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Salvador Dali

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

Malcolm Forbes

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.

Julia Morgan

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.

David Hockney

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

H. L. Mencken

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

Gustave Flaubert

No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A picture is worth a thousand words.


Space is the breath of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

William Osler

Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone. But with that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different... in the end, it has made me the happiest.

Lindsey Stirling

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Mark Van Doren

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'

Jef I. Richards

Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.

Bernie Siegel

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Jonathan Swift

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

Douglas Horton

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Thornton Wilder

I enjoy art, architecture, museums, churches and temples; anything that gives me insight into the history and soul of the place I'm in. I can also be a beach bum - I like to laze in the shade of a palm tree with a good book or float in a warm sea at sundown.

Cherie Lunghi

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?

James Montgomery

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo da Vinci

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.


The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.

Sun Tzu

Do activities you're passionate about - which make your heart and soul feel perky - including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.

Karen Salmansohn

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Pablo Picasso

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

Scott Adams