Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.