Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
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.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can't attain it in anything.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.
Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.