1. “Everything you can imagine is real.”
    Pablo Picasso

  2. George Bernard Shaw

    “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
    George Bernard Shaw
  3. Rainbow Rowell

    “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
    Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
  4. Pablo Picasso

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
    Pablo Picasso
  5. Leonardo da Vinci

    “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

    “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. Leonardo da Vinci

    “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
    Leonardo da Vinci
  8. Pablo Picasso

    “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
    Pablo Picasso
  9. Vincent van Gogh

    “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
    Vincent van Gogh
  10. Albert Einstein

    “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
    Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
  11. Clive Barker

    “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”
    Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War
  12. Anaïs Nin

    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
    Anaïs Nin
  13. Émile Zola

    “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
    Émile Zola
  14. Chuck Klosterman

    “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
  15. Vincent van Gogh

    “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
    Vincent van Gogh
  16. Thomas Merton

    “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
  17. Kurt Vonnegut

    “If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

    “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
  19. Pablo Picasso

    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
    Pablo Picasso
  20. Woody Allen

    “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”
    Woody Allen
  21. Marilyn Monroe

    “I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.”
    Marilyn Monroe
  22. Edgar Degas

    “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
    Edgar Degas

    “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  24. C.S. Lewis

    “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  25. Karl Lagerfeld

    “What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
    Karl Lagerfeld
  26. Robert A. Heinlein

    “Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.”
    Robert A. Heinlein
  27. John Keats

    “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
    John Keats, Letters of John Keats
  28. Oscar Wilde

    “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”
    Oscar Wilde
  29. Rick Riordan

    “You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”
    Rick Riordan
  30. Henri Matisse
    “Creativity takes courage. ”
    Henri Matisse

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