Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Artists

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Learning never exhausts the mind.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. β€” Β© Andy Warhol
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.
What I didn't know was I was deeply attracted to the big space.
There must be more to life than having everything.
Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.
Creativity takes courage.
Our bodies, apart from their brilliant role as drawing exercises, are the temples of our being. Like the bodies of all fauna, they deserve both our study and our appreciation.
My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
Gray is the color... the most important of all... absent of opinion, nothing, neither/nor.
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. β€” Β© Marcel Duchamp
I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Criticism is always easier than constructive solutions.
So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it's bad, it's really simple.
I shut my eyes in order to see.
In age of consumerism and materialism, I traffic in blue sky and colored air.
I think words speak to us even though they may be written on a wall. So we hear them in our mind. We say it to ourselves. But they are also visual things. You draw them. They are designed. They are colored. They have a certain size. I put them in a certain place. So they are objects that have to be - artistic decisions have to be made in terms of the color and the size and the line and whatever.
I don't know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.
Life is life. You have to learn how to forgive people and how to gain forgiveness for yourself.
I have three assistants, but there isn't a head assistant. All the important drawings I do myself. Every single character is also done by me.
Before and after my debut, I've helped out other manga artists from time to time, but I have no experience of being exclusively an assistant. Nor have I done individual or self-published manga.
Being a sculptor who uses found objects, all the objects I use in my work have been designed by other people. So I'm tweaking them in some way by squashing them or throwing them off cliffs! Then I formalise my damage by suspending them or arranging them in some kind of way. So I'm using other people's design in a way, so I'm an 'un-maker.'
An empty canvas is full.
A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
Anything humans can do in space, robots can do better.
Success doesn't happen overnight.
Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.
After graduating from high school, I worked at an advertising agency as a designer. After I left, I spent a year doing nothing in particular. At age 23, I drew my first comic.
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
When you go to an art museum, the thing you're least likely to encounter is a picture of a black person. When it comes to ideas about art and about beauty, the black figure is absent.
Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don't apply to you.
As you get older, the cliches of life ring true. It's the simple things that matter most: your family, the people you love, your health and sanity.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. β€” Β© Edgar Degas
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
There is no must in art because art is free.
I didn't think much about foreign readers when I began 'Naruto,' but I knew that many of the artists who influenced me had already been accepted overseas.
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
I thought it would be my one and only exhibition, so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective.
Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art.
Creating and producing creative work, to me, those are all happy accidents.
If I try to articulate every little detail in a drawing, it would be like missing the forest for the trees, so it's just about getting the outline of the forest.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
I'm living my life, not buying a lifestyle.
Everything is expressed through relationship. Colour can exist only through other colours, dimension through other dimensions, position through other positions that oppose them. That is why I regard relationship as the principal thing.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. β€” Β© Joshua Reynolds
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
When you’re going through something hard and you start wondering where Allah is, just remember, the Teacher is always quiet during a test.
The most important thing about intellectual property vs. creative expression is that copyright law was created not to stifle creativity but to encourage creativity.
If I were to pray in Arabic, I'd pray to Allah. If I were to pray in English, I'd pray to God.
When you're a kid, you're not as corrupted by the world at large. You're not corrupted by prejudices. You're much more open-minded. Much more interested in the world around you. 'Sweet Tooth' is about the world returning to that kind of place.
I am not strong on perfection.
Truth exists; only lies are invented.
It always makes me super nervous how many tech companies don't have data ethicists.
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Cartoons are not real drawings, because they are drawings intended to be read.
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