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The collection of quotes and sayings on ArtQuotes.net are mostly from creative people and are about art and creating. So the majority of famous quotes are by artists and painters, but there are also quotes by writers, poets, spiritual people, photographers, and even business people. Most quotes are inspirational, some are pessimistic, others might be funny, and a few are weird.
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- "Observing sea,
sky and stars, I sought to indicate their plastic function through
a multiplicity of crossing verticals and horizontals. Impressed
by the vastness of Nature, I was trying to express its expansion,
rest and unity."
- "I wanted to sell
my paintings because it would enable me to quit my job, whether
as a cook or delivering house plants or whatever else I was doing
and paint full time. But I had to have a gallery just to give me
- "Stupidity can win
for a moment, but it can never really succeed because the nature
of humans is to seek freedom. Rulers can delay that freedom, but
they cannot stop it."
- "I was always doing
my own things. I always wondered why there are books, with photographs
of all the artists of that period, and I was only in one! I thought:
where was I? But I never was there. I was somewhere else."
- "I tell young people
that the greatest paintings in museums are made with minerals mixed
in oil schmeared on cloth with the hair from the back of a pig's
ear. It's that simple."
- "Sincerity is the
eventual deception of all great men."
- "On the floor I
am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since
this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally
be in the painting."