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Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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I didn't have any interest in traditional art.

Cindy Sherman Quotes

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The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

John Updike Quotes

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An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.

Andy Warhol Quotes

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Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

Andy Warhol Quotes

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Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.

Andy Warhol Quotes

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Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

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What is art but a way of seeing?.

Thomas Berger Quotes

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Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

Jacques Barzun Quotes

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You don't take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams Quotes

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams Quotes

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What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

W. H. Auden Quotes

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

William Faulkner Quotes

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When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.

Arthur Fellig Quotes

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I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting.

Roy Lichtenstein Quotes

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Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

Henri Matisse Quotes

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You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.

Henri Matisse Quotes

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Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Henri Matisse Quotes

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Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Henri Matisse Quotes

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