Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
The great artist is the simplifier.
The only thing I know is that I know nothing
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
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