50 Inspirational Artist Quotes

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Today’s world may be full of inspiration, but as well as discouragement and demotivation. Do you feel like you need some re-energizing and motivation? Well done! You came to the right place as this is exactly where it all starts.

I have put together 50 most inspirational quotes from artists, as I feel artists is the most discouraging from others profession in the world. Yes, already, being at the age of sixteen I was told, am sure that I want to do art because you end up very unsuccessful. But I think it is rather a choice between being true to yourself or to pleasing others.

Enjoy reading the compilation of the 50 most encouraging and thoughtful quotes, so that there would be more inspirational people following their hearts:

 

“Art is anything you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol

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“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

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“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

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“If we go for the easy way, we never change.” – Marina Abramović

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“Art should be something that liberates your soul.” – Keith Haring

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“I paint flowers so they will not die.” – Frida Kahlo

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“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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“It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.” – Jackson Pollock

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“Amateurs look for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Chuck Close

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“If I knew what the picture was going to be like, I wouldn’t make it.” – Cindy Sherman

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“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí

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“The most interesting thing about artists is how they live.” – Marcel Duchamp

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“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh

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“Every artists dips her brush into her own soul, and paints her own truth into her pictures.” – Datura

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“Art is to console those who are broken by life.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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“Inhale possibility, exhale creativity.” – Laura Jaworski

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“Go out and paint the stars.” – Van Gogh

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“Go to your studio and make stuff.” – Fred Babb

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“There are no rules to creativity.” – Laura Jaworski

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“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.” – Mark Rothko

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“You were born to make art.” – Anonymous

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“Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” – Anonymous

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“I aspire to inspire before I expire.”

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“I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I have never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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“If you don’t do it someone else will.”

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“Art is my life and my life is art.” – Yoko Ono

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“I make art to show my soul that I am listening.” – Pat Wiederspan Jones

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“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron

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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystery.” – Albert Einstein

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“You are your only limit.” – Anonymous

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“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” – St Francis of Assisi

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“Art is an experience, not an object.” – Robert Motherwell

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“Be brave.”

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“Creative isn’t the way I think, it’s the way I like to live.” – Paul Sandip

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“The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.” – Frank Barron

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“Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?”

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There is no must in art because art is free.” – Wassily Kandinsky

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“Do more than just exist.”

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“I’m not the average girl from your video and I ain’t built like a supermodel but I learned to love myself unconditionally because I am a queen.” – India Arie

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“It isn’t until the painter has no idea what he’s doing that he makes good paintings.” – Edgar Degas

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“I feel glorious, dynamic energy. I am active and alive.” – Louise Hay

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“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“If there is no way, create one.”

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“I was created to create.”

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“No artist tolerates reality.” – Nietzsche

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“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  Pablo Picasso

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“Art does not reproduce what you see. It makes us see.” – Paul Klee

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

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“I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin

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