100 Magical Art Quotes That Are As True As The Universe

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
 Friedrich Nietzsche

Art, one of the finest words the world has ever heard. The expression of the thoughts and feelings in the form of words, paintings, sculptures and music. The expressions are limitless. Art is limitless. Every human, every heart has an art. However, when you think and feel beyond your imagination, an art takes birth.

I have collected a few sensational art quotes that will soothe your soul.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.


A masterpiece is a person’s greatest piece of work. When a person performs his work with purest love and skill, each work becomes a masterpiece in itself. Thus, it is not only the strength and the determination that is required to do the work, but the constituent of love in it makes it an art.

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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

An artist is someone who reads the deepest feelings. There is no one like an artist. No one, who reads your darkest and the deepest secrets to you. Thus, the payment made to the artist is not for the words he utters or the structure he makes, he is paid for the feel he feels like no other.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Often what happens is, an artist lets you see the things you never had any idea about. Moreover, you’ll be surprised by how much an artist knows about you. An artist lets you see beyond your imagination.

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

Many a times, people find it very difficult to express themselves. The viscous thoughts in their mind cannot be portrayed into words. However, an artist does that for you. He puts the strenuous thoughts into colorful words and lets you believe that until an artist is alive, you are never alone.

Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time. But most people are far behind theirs. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.

An artist is always ahead of his time. This means that an artist knows what you will be going through. The feelings you will be having with respect to every joyous or sad events in your life.

The artist is not a different kind of person. But every person is a different kind of an artist.

They say, every one is a born artist. The trick is to conquer the artist within you. Each one is born with a specific face, characteristic and a different vision. Thus, no one is same. Every individual has an unique art to offer.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

The most intense act is when a person knows his own thoughts. When someone is in total sync with themselves, the truest form of an art takes its place.

It is better to paint from the memory, for thus your work will be your own.

Nothing beats experience. When you are self experienced in something, you are automatically ahead of many. You have a picture in your head, and you go by that picture. Working on a job on the basis of your knowledge is an art.

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

For a real artist, each art is supposed to be a masterpiece.  Though similar, each art is unique in its own way. Every art is a choice for an artist. He has to forget everything, get his head blank and paint as if it is his first ever art work. Only then he is capable of making a raw art, a masterpiece.

The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning.

An artist is not just another human, he is the dedication he puts in his work, the yearning for heights he has in him and the thirst for his another masterpiece. He is the number of days and years he has spent on his art. People see the number of arts made by an artist in a blink of an eye, however, the artist spends his entire lifetime in the name of art.

The revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the revolution.

They say, its takes a lifetime to be an artist and more than that, a strong willpower in oneself. Art, itself is a revolution and taking that up is another revolution.

There is no must in art because art is free.

It is true that art is few of the free things in this life. Art is enrooted in everyone. The grind is all about to unpack the art in us.

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual word.

They say, the dreamers are the doers. Firstly, you have to have a dream and that very dream leads you. Similarly, an artist is that one dreamer who strives to form the picture of the world they have in their head. The actual unapologetic world.

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be before one dies.

So basically, this quote refers to an artistic way of life, not a mere living, but a life with a spiritual meaning. Most people just spend their life following the basic routine of breathing, eating, working, sleeping and repeating. Nothing much. And the sad part is, they are very content with it. So an artist believe that, if this is what your life looks like, you do not value the importance of your life. Life is much more than that. However, if an art takes birth in you, you will live, and how! You will live in the most worthiest way possible. Birth of creativeness is the actual birth of a human.

The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectations and ideas.

Another hallmark of most people’s thinking is that, they assume their success in a certain picture and if they do not get the required presupposition, they are credible to be demotivated. Art, here projects a different thing. It says, with a definite picture and a fixed idea in your head, you are less likely to flexible to varieties and opportunities. Let go of your unbending ideas and let your mind stray for a perfection.

Art helps us identify with one another and expands our notion of we from the local to the global.

Art lets us be visionary. It broadens our thinking and puts us to varieties of opportunities. Art lets us be dynamic, by which we can drift from the basics to the extraordinary.

One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.

The basic fact about an artist is that, they seem crazy to another just human being. However, an artist is always full of experiments and innovations. He is constantly a work in progress. People might find an artist demented, but that’s what an artist’s life is all about.

The creative process is a process if surrender, not control.

When your mind and heart is free, opportunities come on the scene. You are open to discussions, creations and ideas and there is no external force that controls you. When you are not in anybody’s control, you just surrender yourself to creativeness.

The true painter must be able, with the most usual things to have the most unusual ideas.

There are no extraordinary things in life, it is always the vision that sees the extra in the ordinary. So, having that vision and painting a picture with that power of observation, gets you a masterpiece.

It is better to have done something than to have been someone.

The quote encourages us to look for  a bigger picture. Do not strive to meet the “societal standards” of being a human. Rather, be the best version of yourself and let your creativeness do the magic. It is always better to be good than to just look good!

Not everyone is capable of madness and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.

To be mad is to be yourself. The crazy you, the you that is different from the rest. The outspoken and the unapologetic self is the “madness” people talk about. People fear that their madness will not be accepted in the so called “standard society.” In the name of syncing in, people lose their truest selves. Thus it is difficult to be mad in today’s world. The fear of being unaccepted and the agitation of being alone, pushes people to be normal. However, one who rips off this societal standards and be the truest maddest themselves are the most brave and they are the real conquering heroes.

People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.

A human’s mind is few of the most mysterious things that ever existed. People are bound to love mystery, that is what they are made up of. Furthermore, an artist is the most important example of a mystery. This is because, they think beyond our imaginations. With the mysterious mind, they get into more mysterious stuffs. An artist is loved for the ambiguousness he is into.

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.

First of all, without any feeling of longing, a human does not put a step forward to do anything. Until and unless there is a strong desire to do something,  a person always gets laid back. However, when an inclination takes birth in a human’s heart, then with time, more hunger arise. That yearning shoulders a creation. A creation that fulfills all his thirst and desires.

Forget yourself. become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.

When a human considers himself no different from the environment he lives in, he becomes more responsible towards his domain. The quote says, forget that you are the highest form of living being, get that idea out of your head and merge into your habitat. Become a part of your environment and strive to be the best for yourself and your territory.

Creativity takes courage.

Creativity takes madness and madness takes courage. Now, being madness means being the best version of yourself, being the truest you. This things takes a lot of courage in this society which has its own societal standards. Thus, creativity takes courage.

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change.

Artists are those who have a lot of ideas in their head, plenty of innovations and moreover, a desire to create a masterpiece. Artists are overthinkers. I believe that one who overthinks has literally thought about every possible way to do a thing, and so when he does it in a certain way, it has to be the best amongst all. Therefore, the artists are the real architects of change.

I decided that if I could paint that that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.

Often it happens that we tend to ignore the small things in life. We always strive to see a bigger picture. However, we tend to forget that the smaller things combine to become a bigger one. Until and unless we appreciate the minute things in life, we will not get an extensive thing. When the units are beautiful, the combination of them turning into a substantial thing is beautiful. The above quote depicts the same.

Photography my passion, the search for truth, my obsession.

Another form of art is photography. An artist is passionate of photography and obsessed with his search for truth.

Great art is indefinable but that’s all right it exists anyway.
Edward Abbey.
A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.

There is a thing about colors. The bright, vibrant colors give you the sense of happiness and gentleness. This is the reason why a simple sentence when mixed with a lot of colors portray a more  comprehensible meaning.

All I did was to look at what the universe showed me, to let my brush bear witness to it.

They say an artist is someone who does the extraordinary. However, I beg to differ. An artist is someone who looks at the ordinary and enjoys it so much, we normal human cannot imagine. He depicts the basics in such a lovely way that it is crazy! The unadorned we fail to appreciate, an artist makes us admire it with his colors and his brush.

There are some days when I think I am going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

There is one things that separates us, the normal human from an artist, the sense of satisfaction. We never tend to get satisfied. However, the artist is always happy and content. He enjoys every journey, every path and every turn whilst getting to the destination.

Look around. Look at what have. Beauty is everywhere. You only have to look to see it.

The word beauty is very bewildering. Some people find beauty in literally everything, however, some people do not find beauty anywhere. And yet some find beauty only in specific places and things. Someone has very rightly said that, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Thus, it is the eyes and the willingness to see the beauty.

To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.

We human are always led by our habits. We believe what we generally do and see. We normally hesitate to believe otherwise than what we ordinarily do. Thus a lot of courage and the willingness to see the different is required for an art to transpire.

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.

An artist is someone who looks beyond the normal scene. He sees, he thinks and then he paints his theory, a true art.

I value those artists who embody the expression of their life.

Depicting one’s expression of life is a huge thing to do. Artists who go beyond their stuff to portray their thinking towards their life are the real performers.

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An artist is someone who thinks deeper than the ocean and they live a life we normal human fail to understand. The artist give birth to an art and without the art, our life would be very unmeaning. An art is that feeling in your heart which cannot be put into words without an artist.

I have put forward a few art quotes to show the love and respect I have for every artist in us and the positive effect they have in our lives.


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