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Art quotes are an important part of world history. It is also true that art is studied deeply around the world. Not only are there art galleries and museums but moreover there are a large number of institutions and foundations directly involved in the art industry.

I found the art quotes by famous people in this collection to be consuming and interesting at the same time.

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
-Gustave Flaubert

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
-Gustave Flaubert

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
-Gwendolyn Brooks

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
-Harry S. Truman

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
-Hedy Lamarr

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
-Helen Hayes

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
-Hendrik Willem Van Loon

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
-Henry Ward Beecher

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
-Honore de Balzac

A picture is a poem without words.
-Horace

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
-Igor Stravinsky

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-Isaac Bashevis Singer

Every good painter paints what he is.
-Jackson Pollock

My painting does not come from the easel.
-Jackson Pollock

That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.
-James Taylor

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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
-James Whistler

Things are beautiful if you love them.
-Jean Anouilh

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
-Jean Cocteau

By the work one knows the workman.
-Jean de La Fontaine

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
-Jean Rostand

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
-John Ruskin

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
-John Ruskin

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
-John Updike

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
-Kary Mullis

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
-Khalil Gibran

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.
-Laurie Anderson

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.
-Leo Tolstoy

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
-Lionel Trilling

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.
-Louis Kahn

All art is but imitation of nature.
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
-Abraham Lincoln

My favorite art quote is the one by Jonathan Swift. He said, “vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”

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