Art Quotes
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Art quotes deal with the healing nature of both beauty and creative expression in our lives. What does art mean to you? What is your favorite way to express yourself? Do you enjoy...

...dance and movement, making music, cooking, building things, journaling, writing poems, or working with traditional media (clay, paint, charcoal, watercolor, pen and ink)? Whatever art is to you, immerse yourself in it. Let it feed your soul - and bring joy to our world!

"The true value of art lies not in the product that is created, but in the portal it provides to higher forms of consciousness, fearlessness, and love." Whitney Ferre', Co-creator of The Journey.

We are all artists and creators. The nature of creativity is different in each of us. Artistic expression can come in the form of painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, collage, fiber art (weaving, quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet), music (playing instruments, singing, using sound vibration in other ways), dancing and movement, performance art, drama/acting/comedy, writing poetry, prose, screen writing, movie making, play writing, journaling, and all other forms of creative play. There are no limits to what you can call art. Expressive arts facilitate growth and healing. They also help us tune into our passions and purpose. Think about what avenue of art brings you joy? What art form would you like to try?  Give yourself the joy of playing with new art materials. Take an art class that sounds like fun. I promise it will draw you closer to your unique form of expression and joy. For creative self-help coaching contact: Marta@JoyofQuotes.com


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Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea, as pretty as a picture, as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud!
Barbara Kruger

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
Cesar Cruz

Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Kurt Vonnegut

To be an artist is to believe in life.
Henry Moore

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham

To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.
Steven Pressfield

Art is not thinking something up; it is the opposite - getting something down.
Julia Cameron

Art teaches nothing but the significance of life.
Henry Miller

Don't apologize for who you are or the art you create.
C. J. Rider

Fear is the reason for making art. It is a means to freedom.
Ilya Kabakov

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum.
Ansel Adams

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.
Konstantin Stanislavsky

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.
Seth Goden

Art is a delivery system for worldviews.
Alex Grey

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.
Seth Goden

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.
Seth Goden

Art is a step from what is obvious toward what is concealed.
Kahlil Gibran

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.
Seth Goden

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.
Auguste Rodin

Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom.
Michelangelo

All art, whether it pleases us or not, helps to add color, excitement, joy, or sadness and, most often, a sense of awe to our life's experience.
Henry O. Dorman

Art is a language. It's not a skill. It's not a stunt. It's not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart.
Wynona Mulcaster

Art is like singing. Some do it better than others, but everyone can and should be doing it for their soul.
Barbara Mason

Art is the journey of a free soul.
Alev Oguz

Art upsets, science reasures.
Georges Braque

All art is subversive.
Pablo Picasso

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.
Oscar Wilde

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

Art is whatever you can get away with.
John Cage

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Creation is a sentient and instinctual flow that determines where to go and what to change or omit.
Shaun McNiff

Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
Émile Zola

Art is the child of Nature.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All art requires courage.
Anne Tucker

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
M.C. Richards

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Frank Zappa

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Elbert Hubbard

Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Artists everywhere steal mercilessly all the time and I think this is healthy.
Peter Gabriel

Art is about energy positive and negative. All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.
Shirley MacLaine

Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.
Julia Cameron

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create form a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Eckhart Tolle

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
Jasper Johns

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up
Pablo Picasso

I am an artist at living – my work of art is my life.
D.T. Suzuki



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