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117 Moving Quotes About Art


Art has been created and enjoyed since the beginning of humankind. Art takes many forms including painting, drawing, writing, acting, music, and more. It serves as therapy, expression, protest, and entertainment. There have been many beautiful quotes about art, so we have compiled the best quotes about art from artists, writers, actors, politicians, and philosophers. Check out our list below and be prepared to inspire your students (and yourself!) to create.

Quotes About Art by Famous Visual Artists

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. —Frida Kahlo

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Art is the best possible introduction to the culture of the world. I love it for the buried hopes, the garnered memories, the tender feelings it can summon at a touch. It washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. —Pablo Picasso

Art is the best possible introduction to the culture of the world. I love it for the buried hopes, the garnered memories, the tender feelings it can summon at a touch. It washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. —Pablo Picasso

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. —Salvador Dalí

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. —Salvador Dalí

The task of the artist is to make the human being uncomfortable. —Lucian Freud

The task of the artist is to make the human being uncomfortable. —Lucian Freud- quotes about art

Philosophers and aestheticians may offer elegant and profound definitions of art and beauty, but for the painter they are all summed up in this phrase: to create a harmony. —Gino Severini

Philosophers and aestheticians may offer elegant and profound definitions of art and beauty, but for the painter they are all summed up in this phrase: to create a harmony. —Gino Severini

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. —Vincent van Gogh

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. —Vincent van Gogh

We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents. —Bob Ross

We don't make mistakes, we have happy accidents. —Bob Ross

Creativity takes courage. —Henri Matisse

Creativity takes courage. —Henri Matisse

If I knew what the picture was going to be like, I wouldn’t make it. —Cindy Sherman

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. —Georgia O’Keeffe

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. —Georgia O'Keeffe

Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die. —Yoko Ono

Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die. —Yoko Ono

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. —Edgar Degas

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. —Edgar Degas

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. —Berthold Auerbach

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. —Berthold Auerbach

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. —Pablo Picasso

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. —Pablo Picasso

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. —James McNeill Whistler

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. —James McNeill Whistler

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. —Paul Strand

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. —Paul Strand- quotes about art

The sculptor, and the painter also, should be trained in these liberal arts: grammar, geometry, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, perspective, history, anatomy, theory of design, arithmetic. —Lorenzo Ghiberti

The sculptor, and the painter also, should be trained in these liberal arts: grammar, geometry, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, perspective, history, anatomy, theory of design, arithmetic. —Lorenzo Ghiberti

A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gaping crowds with their cameras out, or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet. —Banksy

A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gaping crowds with their cameras out, or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet. —Banksy

In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that cannot be explained. —Georges Braque

In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that cannot be explained. —Georges Braque

I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists. —Marcel Duchamp

I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. —Marcel Duchamp

Painting is the pattern of one’s own nervous system being projected on canvas. —Francis Bacon

Painting is the pattern of one's own nervous system being projected on canvas. —Francis Bacon

Quotes About Art by Philosophers

The culture of a civilization is the art and literature through which it rises to consciousness of itself and defines its vision of the world. —Roger Scruton

The culture of a civilization is the art and literature through which it rises to consciousness of itself and defines its vision of the world. —Roger Scruton

As for the story, whether the poet takes it ready made or constructs it for himself, he should first sketch its general outline, and then fill in the episodes and amplify in detail. —Aristotle

As for the story, whether the poet takes it ready made or constructs it for himself, he should first sketch its general outline, and then fill in the episodes and amplify in detail. —Aristotle

The most beautiful colors laid on at random, give less pleasure than a black-and-white drawing. —Aristotle

The most beautiful colors laid on at random, give less pleasure than a black-and-white drawing. —Aristotle

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. —Charles Horton Cooley

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. —Charles Horton Cooley- quotes about art

When shall we see poets born? After a time of disasters and great misfortunes, when harrowed nations begin to breathe again. And then, shaken by the terror of such spectacles, imaginations will paint things entirely strange to those who have not witnessed them. —Denis Diderot

When shall we see poets born? After a time of disasters and great misfortunes, when harrowed nations begin to breathe again. And then, shaken by the terror of such spectacles, imaginations will paint things entirely strange to those who have not witnessed them. —Denis Diderot

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

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

Ideas matter—and philosophy is the art of thinking about them rigorously. In my view, that should be done in as public a forum as possible. —Sam Harris

Ideas matter—and philosophy is the art of thinking about them rigorously. In my view, that should be done in as public a forum as possible. —Sam Harris- quotes about art

Art, it is said, is not a mirror, but a hammer: it does not reflect, it shapes. —Leon Trotsky

Art, it is said, is not a mirror, but a hammer: it does not reflect, it shapes. —Leon Trotsky

We have art in order not to die of the truth. —Friedrich Nietzsche

We have art in order not to die of the truth. —Friedrich Nietzsche

The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets. —Plato

The productions of all arts are kinds of poetry and their craftsmen are all poets. —Plato

There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, a third which imitates them. —Plato

There are three arts which are concerned with all things: one which uses, another which makes, a third which imitates them. —Plato

Without material art can do nothing, material without art does possess a certain value, while the perfection of art is better than the best material. —Quintilian

Without material art can do nothing, material without art does possess a certain value, while the perfection of art is better than the best material. —Quintilian

Astronomy was born of superstition; eloquence of ambition, hatred, falsehood, and flattery; geometry of avarice; physics of an idle curiosity; and even moral philosophy of human pride. Thus the arts and sciences owe their birth to our vices. —Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Astronomy was born of superstition; eloquence of ambition, hatred, falsehood, and flattery; geometry of avarice; physics of an idle curiosity; and even moral philosophy of human pride. Thus the arts and sciences owe their birth to our vices. —Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Psychology is a science and teaching is an art; and sciences never generate arts directly out of themselves. —William James

Psychology is a science and teaching is an art; and sciences never generate arts directly out of themselves. —William James

The rude beginnings of every art acquire a greater celebrity than the art in perfection; he who first played the fiddle was looked upon as a demigod. —Voltaire

The rude beginnings of every art acquire a greater celebrity than the art in perfection; he who first played the fiddle was looked upon as a demigod. —Voltaire

It seems to me now that mathematics is capable of an artistic excellence as great as that of any music, perhaps greater; not because the pleasure it gives (although very pure) is comparable … but because it gives in absolute perfection that combination, characteristic of great art, of godlike freedom, with the sense of inevitable destiny. —Bertrand Russell

It seems to me now that mathematics is capable of an artistic excellence as great as that of any music, perhaps greater; not because the pleasure it gives (although very pure) is comparable ... but because it gives in absolute perfection that combination, characteristic of great art, of godlike freedom, with the sense of inevitable destiny. —Bertrand Russell

The urge for destruction is also a creative urge. —Mikhail Bakunin

The urge for destruction is also a creative urge. —Mikhail Bakunin

Quotes About Art by Composers and Musicians

You don’t finish something because you need to get it done. You finish something because you have something to say. —Sarah McLachlan

You don’t finish something because you need to get it done. You finish something because you have something to say. —Sarah McLachlan

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

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. —Frank Zappa- quotes about art

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love? —Igor Stravinsky

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love? —Igor Stravinsky

To be deprived of art and left alone with philosophy is to be close to hell. —Igor Stravinsky

To be deprived of art and left alone with philosophy is to be close to hell. —Igor Stravinsky

If you don’t call it art, you’re likely to get a better result. —Brian Eno

If you don't call it art, you're likely to get a better result. —Brian Eno

Try to make things that can become better in other people’s minds than they were in yours. —Brian Eno

Try to make things that can become better in other people's minds than they were in yours. —Brian Eno

We must be patient, and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination. —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

We must be patient, and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination. —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It is already a wonderful thing if just the main ideas and general outline of a work come without the racking of brains, through that supernatural and inexplicable force we call inspiration. —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It is already a wonderful thing if just the main ideas and general outline of a work come without the racking of brains, through that supernatural and inexplicable force we call inspiration. —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 If it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art. —Arnold Schoenberg

If it is art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art. —Arnold Schoenberg

An artistic impression is substantially the resultant of two components. One what the work of art gives the onlooker—the other, what he is capable of giving to the work of art. —Arnold Schoenberg

An artistic impression is substantially the resultant of two components. One what the work of art gives the onlooker—the other, what he is capable of giving to the work of art. —Arnold Schoenberg

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets. —Ludwig van Beethoven

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets. —Ludwig van Beethoven

The best music always results from ecstasies of knowledge. —Alban Berg

The best music always results from ecstasies of knowledge. —Alban Berg

The gift of imagination is by no means an exclusive property of the artist; it is a gift we all share; to some degree or other all of us, all of you, are endowed with the powers of fantasy. —Leonard Bernstein

The gift of imagination is by no means an exclusive property of the artist; it is a gift we all share; to some degree or other all of us, all of you, are endowed with the powers of fantasy. —Leonard Bernstein

A work of art does not answer questions: it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between their contradictory answers. —Leonard Bernstein

A work of art does not answer questions: it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between their contradictory answers. —Leonard Bernstein

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. —Charles Mingus

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. —Charles Mingus

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. —Yo-Yo Ma

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. —Yo-Yo Ma- quotes about art

The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious. —Lester Bangs

My role in society, or any artist or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. —John Lennon

My role in society, or any artist or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. —John Lennon

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. —John Lennon

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. —John Lennon

Listen, real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you. —Jim Morrison

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you. —Jim Morrison

All were artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love as if the rest of the world had no racial problems whatsoever. —Chuck Berry

All were artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love as if the rest of the world had no racial problems whatsoever. —Chuck Berry

Quotes About Art by Writers

Art is the stored honey of the human soul. —Theodore Dreiser

Art is the stored honey of the human soul. —Theodore Dreiser

I sometimes wondered what the use of any of the arts was. The best thing I could come up with was what I call the canary in the coal mine theory of the arts. This theory says that artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. … They keel over like canaries in poison coal mines long before more robust types realize that there is any danger whatsoever. —Kurt Vonnegut

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The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow. —Kurt Vonnegut

The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow. —Kurt Vonnegut

In scorn of nature, art gave lifeless life. —William Shakespeare

In scorn of nature, art gave lifeless life. —William Shakespeare- quotes about art

Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that’s their order of importance. —Muriel Spark

Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance. —Muriel Spark- quotes about art

Artists are always the Johnny Appleseeds of gentrification. —Scott Hutchins

Artists are always the Johnny Appleseeds of gentrification. —Scott Hutchins

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

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. —Thomas Merton- quotes about art

I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, No. No, I’m finished. Bye. And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won’t do that. —Maya Angelou

I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, No. No, I'm finished. Bye. And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won't do that. —Maya Angelou

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. —Maya Angelou

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. —Maya Angelou

It is the art of mankind to polish the world, and every one who works is scrubbing in some part. —Henry David Thoreau

It is the art of mankind to polish the world, and every one who works is scrubbing in some part. —Henry David Thoreau

The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is art. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is art. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is the need to create; but in its essence, immense and universal, it is impatient of working with lame or tied hands, and of making cripples and monsters, such as all pictures and statues are. Nothing less than the creation of man and nature is its end. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is the need to create; but in its essence, immense and universal, it is impatient of working with lame or tied hands, and of making cripples and monsters, such as all pictures and statues are. Nothing less than the creation of man and nature is its end. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor. —Ernest Hemingway

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. —Ernest Hemingway

Truth in art is the unity of a thing with itself: the outward rendered expressive of the inward: the soul made incarnate: the body instinct with spirit. For this reason there is no truth comparable to sorrow. —Oscar Wilde

Truth in art is the unity of a thing with itself: the outward rendered expressive of the inward: the soul made incarnate: the body instinct with spirit. For this reason there is no truth comparable to sorrow. —Oscar Wilde

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone. —James Baldwin

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone. —James Baldwin

Artists are here to disturb the peace. —James Baldwin

Artists are here to disturb the peace. —James Baldwin

And really the purpose of art—for me, fiction—is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have. —Jerzy Kosinski

And really the purpose of art—for me, fiction—is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have. —Jerzy Kosinski

I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art. —Jerzy Kosinski

I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art. —Jerzy Kosinski

The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist. —Anton Chekhov

The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist. —Anton Chekhov

You are right to demand that an artist engage his work consciously, but you confuse two different things: solving the problem and correctly posing the question. —Anton Chekhov

You are right to demand that an artist engage his work consciously, but you confuse two different things: solving the problem and correctly posing the question. —Anton Chekhov

Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them. —Anais Nin

Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them. —Anais Nin

There are two avenues from the little passions and the drear calamities of earth; both lead to the heaven and away from hell—Art and Science. But art is more godlike than science; science discovers, art creates. —Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

There are two avenues from the little passions and the drear calamities of earth; both lead to the heaven and away from hell—Art and Science. But art is more godlike than science; science discovers, art creates. —Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. —William Blake

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. —William Blake- quotes about art

I don’t understand how any good art could fail to be political. —Barbara Kingsolver

I don't understand how any good art could fail to be political. —Barbara Kingsolver

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. —C.S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. —C.S. Lewis

To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom. —James Joyce

To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom. —James Joyce

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art. —Virginia Woolf

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art. —Virginia Woolf

How life did imitate art sometimes. And the cruder the art, the closer the imitation. —Stephen King

How life did imitate art sometimes. And the cruder the art, the closer the imitation. —Stephen King

Quotes About Art by Mathematicians and Scientists

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. —John Tukey

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. —John Tukey- quotes about art

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. —Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. —Albert Einstein

Is there not a certain satisfaction in the fact that natural limits are set to the life of the individual, so that at the conclusion it may appear as a work of art? —Albert Einstein

Is there not a certain satisfaction in the fact that natural limits are set to the life of the individual, so that at the conclusion it may appear as a work of art? —Albert Einstein

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. —Albert Einstein

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. —Albert Einstein

One can envisage an end of science no more readily than one can envisage an end of imaginative literature or the fine arts. —Peter Medawar

One can envisage an end of science no more readily than one can envisage an end of imaginative literature or the fine arts. —Peter Medawar

Every science touches art at some points—every art has its scientific side; the worst man of science is he who is never an artist, and the worst artist is he who is never a man of science. —Armand Trousseau

Every science touches art at some points—every art has its scientific side; the worst man of science is he who is never an artist, and the worst artist is he who is never a man of science. —Armand Trousseau

How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. —Isaac Asimov

How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. —Isaac Asimov

All great scientists have, in a certain sense, been great artists; the man with no imagination may collect facts, but he cannot make great discoveries. —Karl Pearson

All great scientists have, in a certain sense, been great artists; the man with no imagination may collect facts, but he cannot make great discoveries. —Karl Pearson- quotes about art

Space belongs to all of us. There is science in dance and art in science. —Mae Jemison

Space belongs to all of us. There is science in dance and art in science. —Mae Jemison

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. —William Osler

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. —William Osler

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. —Isaac Newton

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. —Isaac Newton

Art is “I,” science is “we.” —Claude Bernard

Art is "I," science is "we." —Claude Bernard

Quotes About Art by Actors and Directors

The thing about performance, even if it’s only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. —Daniel Day-Lewis

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. —Daniel Day-Lewis

To that extent that you can sustain and maintain that childlike part of your personality is probably the best part of acting. —Paul Newman

To that extent that you can sustain and maintain that childlike part of your personality is probably the best part of acting. —Paul Newman

I’ve had different opportunities in my life, but I’ve tried to maintain the spirit of an amateur. Our culture roots everything in the barometer of success and how much money you make. But if you really just aspire to a life in the arts, it’s really not a barometer at all. —Ethan Hawke

I've had different opportunities in my life, but I've tried to maintain the spirit of an amateur. Our culture roots everything in the barometer of success and how much money you make. But if you really just aspire to a life in the arts, it's really not a barometer at all. —Ethan Hawke

It’s hard to act in the morning. The muse isn’t even awake. —Keanu Reeves

It's hard to act in the morning. The muse isn't even awake. —Keanu Reeves

The real actor—like any real artist—has a direct line to the collective heart. —Bette Davis

The real actor—like any real artist—has a direct line to the collective heart. —Bette Davis

Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind. —Spike Lee

Making films has got to be one of the hardest endeavors known to humankind. —Spike Lee

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. —Alan Rickman

Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. —Alan Rickman- quotes about art

It used to be that we in films were the lowest form of art. Now we have something to look down on. —Billy Wilder (on television)

It used to be that we in films were the lowest form of art. Now we have something to look down on. —Billy Wilder (on television)

I steal from every single movie ever made. If people don’t like that, then tough tills, don’t go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don’t do homages. —Quentin Tarantino

I steal from every single movie ever made. If people don't like that, then tough tills, don't go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don't do homages. —Quentin Tarantino

Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make. —Steven Spielberg

Once a month the sky falls on my head, I come to, and I see another movie I want to make. —Steven Spielberg

I regard myself as an entertainer much more than an artist. —Peter Jackson

I regard myself as an entertainer much more than an artist. —Peter Jackson

Quotes About Art by Famous Political Figures

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. —Jimmy Carter

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. —Jimmy Carter

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art. —President John F. Kennedy

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art. —President John F. Kennedy

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country. —George Washington

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country. —George Washington

Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it. —President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it. —President Dwight D. Eisenhower

And that, I think, is what the arts and the humanities do—they lift up our identities, and make us see ourselves in each other. —President Barack Obama

And that, I think, is what the arts and the humanities do—they lift up our identities, and make us see ourselves in each other. —President Barack Obama

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. —Winston Churchill

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. —Winston Churchill

A world turned into a stereotype, a society converted into a regiment, a life translated into a routine, make it difficult for either art or artists to survive. Crush individuality in society and you crush art as well. Nourish the conditions of a free life and you nourish the arts, too. —President Franklin D. Roosevelt

A world turned into a stereotype, a society converted into a regiment, a life translated into a routine, make it difficult for either art or artists to survive. Crush individuality in society and you crush art as well. Nourish the conditions of a free life and you nourish the arts, too. —President Franklin D. Roosevelt- quotes about art

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