Other People’s Views on Art

I love to learn about other people’s perspectives on art.  You’ve probably already seen on my other page that I like quotes about art.  This page will be a place to share all the great quotes I come across.  Feel free to share these, but remember to give the person credit.

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas

Love of beauty is taste.  The creation of beauty is art.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~ Scott Adams

“Drawing is the honesty of the art.  There is no possibility of cheating.  It is either good or bad.” ~ Salvador Dali

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~ Aristotle

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To me, photography is an art of observation.  It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.”                    ~ Theodore Bikel

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”            ~Leonardo da Vinci

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” ~ Pablo Picasso


What are some of your favorite quotes about art?