Favorite Quotes

“Make visible, what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”
– Robert Breeson

“We don’t see with the eye. We see with the brain.” 
– Unknown

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. Welcome it in every face, in every sky, in every flower.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s not the scene, it’s the seeing.” 
– James Morgan

“Color exists only through relationships.” 
– Matisse

“Art is not about art. Art is about life, and that sums it up.” 
– Louise Bourgeois, artist

“I have no special interest in form following function. I would prefer it just to be accepted as a beautiful thing.” 
– Wendell Castle

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

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” 
– Scott Adams

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” 
– Pablo Picasso

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” 
– Twyla Tharp

“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

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” 
– John Updike

“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” 
– Michelangelo

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” 
– Paul Gaugin

“Art enables us to find ourselves and love ourselves at the same time.” 
– Thomas Merton

“In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
– Pablo Picasso

“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”
– Pablo Picasso

“Making art is like giving a gift – evidence of your spirit and that you are here.”
– Patty Mitchell

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”
– Unknown

“The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.”
– John Clease


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