10 Great Quotes About Being an Artist

The artists of history inspire the artists of today through not only their art, but through their words. Here are some of my favorite quotes about art by artists.

Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

We don’t make mistakes, just happy accidents. Bob Ross

My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. John Lennon

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. Pablo Picasso

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck

Just as a bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. Alma Gluck

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keefe

What is your favorite quote from an artist? Leave it in the comments!

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