Inspirational Artsy Quotes

(Check out some local ‘friend of WellBEing’ artists HERE)


“The question isn’t ‘Who is going to let me?’, it’s ‘Who is going to stop me?”
— Ayn Rand


“Art is like reading a good book, only you decide how it is going to end.”
— J. Kleykamp


“The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.”
— Paul Klee


“Try not to become a person of success but a person of value.”
— Albert Einstein


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
— Pablo Picasso


“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ”
— Pablo Picasso


“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
— John W. Gardner


“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”
— Marc Chagall


“Get to the heart of what is before you and continue to express yourself as logically as possible.”
— Paul Cezanne


“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you”
— Anonymous


“I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money”
— Geoffrey Beene


“What is art anyway?”
— Georgia O’Keeffe


“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”
— Napoleon Hill


“Art is the only discipline where saying less means more.”
— Andrew Hamilton


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs


“Painting is a self-disciplined activity that you have to learn by yourself.”
–Romare Bearden


“We are all born originals – why is it so many of us die copies?”
— Edward Young


“We all have the ability… we just don’t all have the courage to follow our dreams and to follow the signs.”
— Paulo Coelho


“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
— Michelangelo


“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.”
— Warren Beatty


“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”
— Mark Twain


“The greatest definition for concentration I ever heard is, ‘Wherever you are, be there!”
— Jim Rohn


“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”
– James McNeill


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
— Albert Einstein


“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”
— Steve Jobs


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
— Mae West


“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”
— Andre Gide


“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”
— Vincent Van Gogh


“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
— Emile Zola


“For an impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.”
— Paul Cezanne


“Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers.”
— Robert Henri


“I don’t own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs several thousand dollars & it’s a luxury I can’t afford.”
— Picasso


“Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around.”
— Stephen King


“Art is long, life is short.”
— Hippocrates


“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
— Paul Gauguin


“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.”
— Benjamin Jowett


“If you can’t beat them, join them. If you can’t join them, it’s probably because you just tried to beat them.”
— Unknown

Check out some local ‘friends of WellBEing’ artists HERE

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