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Art Quotes

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.

My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

My painting does not come from the easel.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top.

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.