Saturday, May 11, 2013

Inspirational Quotes for Artists

Throughout the years, many great people have given their thoughts on art, inspiration and creativity and these messages hold true even in this day and age.

Here are just a few quotes about art and artists that I hope you will enjoy and find inspiring.


"Art touches the soul... art is communication... it reaches out from the canvas and passes through the eyes of the viewer right into his heart where it can leave an imprint of beauty that can make the spirit sing."
~~ Nina Baldwin

"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever."
~~  Louise Corke

"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated."
 ~~ Auguste Rodin
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere."
~~ Carl Sagan

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
~~ Edgar Degas

"Try to be inspired by something every day. Try to inspire at least one person every day."
~~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
~~ Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island 

"The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable."
~~ Robert Henri

"Inspiration is not born of 'the eureka moment' but in the quiet spaces we allow ourselves to be in - whether in a beautiful part of nature or in a peaceful meditative state of mind."
~~ Sharon Knettell

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."
~~ Emile Zola

"Painting without inspiration is like trying to drive a car with flat tires."
~~ Ron Elstad

"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us."
~~ Roy Adzak

"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."
~~ Rene Magritte

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” 
~~ Charles Horton Cooley

If you have a favorite quote about art and creativity that isn't included here, please feel free to add it in the comments section.

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