Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Art is the proper task of life.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Art is anything you can get away with.
Art is identical with a state of capacity to make, involving a true course of reasoning.
I once had the nerve to ask Picasso the question, 'What is art?' He answered, 'Art is a lie which makes us see the truth.
Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.
Art is born of humiliation.
Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.
Art is anything people do with distinction.
The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.
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