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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.


A to Z collection of quotes by all sorts of artists, including painters, sculptors, designers, photographers, and famous woman artists.

Artist Quotes


List of interesting quotations and sayings relating to creativity by musicians, singers, celebrity chefs, actors, and notable entertainers.

Entertainment Quotes


Collection of quotes by motivational speakers, spiritual authors, important people from history, self help, poets, and other writers.

Writer Quotes


Interesting quotes and comments about money and business by art investors, entrepreneurs, managers, and famous business leaders.

Business Quotes


Full list of quotations by the artists, photographers, musicians, actors, poets, writers, and world leaders categorized by subject.

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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."
    Piet Mondrian
  • "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 distance."
    Keith Haring
  • "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."
    Ai Weiwei
  • "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."
    Cy Twombly
  • "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."
    James Rosenquist
  • "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."
    Jackson Pollock

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  • "I am risking my life for my work, and half my reason has gone."
    Vincent van Gogh