Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
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.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
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.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can't attain it in anything.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
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