The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
Nature engenders the science of painting.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
—W. Somerset Maugham
Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens.
Art is the triumph over chaos.
I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
—Helen Hunt Jackson
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
—George Edward Moore