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"All art is self-expression but most self-expression is not art." - Ambrose

Realism is a challenge that proves God's perfection; we can never quite measure unto. Our desire for perfection provokes endless aspirations that produce ever growing humility." – Ambrose
 
"The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal." - Elia Kazan
 
"Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more."- musician & painter Dan Fogelberg
 
"There is a great correlation between music and images." - musician & photographer Graham Nash
 
"Once you decide that it is the art that is important and not how popular and well received you are, you no longer have an albatross." - musician Stephen Stills
 
'ART' has a name because it defines something in particular rather than just anything. – Ambrose

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

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better." - Andre Gide

"In art as in love, instinct is enough." - Anatole France

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

"An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness." - Henry Miller

"A picture is a poem without words." - Horace

"A picture is worth a thousand words." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." - Paul Strand

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

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams

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

"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing." - Francis Ford Coppola


"Any  common person can be instructed in how to create some level of art .....so rest assured if that is a distant dream for you or a desired hobby .....you can be artistic as well;  but only an innate artist can never escape the need to express themselves  through creativity.....so much that it keeps them awake late at night and they forget to eat  and will not answer the door.  They  might not always create the most  work but they  create the real thing and no one has to question what it is. "​ - Anonymous

"I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me." - Lichtenstein

“I would make my job a work of art. I would like whatever it is that I'm doing - everyone's experience of me, everyone's interaction with me, everyone's discussion, conversation, relationship with me - to be an event within which they get to see who they are. I would make of my life a work of art.” – John Denver

"I have been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good."- Barbara Streisand

"Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist." - Franz Liszt  
 
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." - Oscar Wilde
 
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do." - Edgar Degas

"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Trying to force creativity is never good."- Sarah McLachlan

"The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist."- Novalis
 
"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure." - Dale Carnegie
 
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche
 
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person." - Abraham Lincoln
 
"The most profound things are inexpressible." - Jenny Holzer
 
"The perfection of art is to conceal art." - Marcus Fabius Quintilian
 
"The principle of art is to pause, not bypass." - Jerzy Kosinski
 
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist." - Robert Schumann
 
"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle." - Michelangelo
 
"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art." - Paul Cezanne
 
"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse." - Winston Churchill
 
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist." - Albert Einstein
 
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." - Jonathan Swift
 
"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art." - E. M. Forster
 
"When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God." - Robert Mapplethorpe
 
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." - Michelangelo