The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down.
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