Art Quotes

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

And the first crude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, “It’s pretty, but is it Art?”  -from the poem The Conundrum of the Workshops
by Rudyard Kipling

You do something, and then somebody else comes along and does it pretty.
Pablo Picasso 

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things…it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
Constantin Brancusi

Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.
Jules Feiffer

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” Paul Valéry

“Art is never finished, only abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci

If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens.
Grandma Moses

“The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”
Chuck Palahniuk

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