Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-Issac Bashevis Singer
Great art picks up where nature ends.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Art disturbs, science reassures.
An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.
The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
-AristotleA man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer, Art is all the rest.
-Donald E. Knuth
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
-Vincent Van Gogh
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-Scott AdamsEvery artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
-Henry Ward Beecher
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
-Alphonse de Lamartine
Music is the universal language of mankind.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We know an age more vividly through its music than through its historians.
My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
-Edward ElgarMusic is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
-Jean Paul Richter
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
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