My Favorite Art Quotes Are very diversified.
One of my favorite art quotes is about having no fear, or creating with no fear. Stephen King has written so much as to become part of our collective consciousness. He has helped me to become better at creating, I repeat some of what he says like a personal mantra. While I used this for writing, it naturally went over to all my art. Picking up a book like this can help.
”You can approach the act… with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness or even despair – the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because… you want to change the world. Come to it anyway but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.” – Stephen King
I am such a fan of his writing, that I have several quotes I like from him. Can’t tell you how many times I hear his voice in my head.
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
“You can, you should, and if your brave enough to start, you will.”
“The most important things are the hardest things to say.”
“Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”
There are more things to consider besides my favorite art quotes, there is poetry and music.
Maya Angelou is another person I love to remember with special quotes.
“I’ve learned that people forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.”
Getting a book like this can provide some very relaxing time for yourself and provide meaning to your search for motivation or inspiration.
Some of my other favorite art quotes
Bob Ross, I remember listening to him many years ago, his tone and cadence was very relaxing, it was part of what made him interesting.
”We don’t make mistakes, just happy accidents”
“Let’s go crazy”
Leonardo Da Vinci is also a favorite of mine, not just for his art, but that his creativity ran so deep. He was an engineer, a doer, blazing his own trail.
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
“You have unlimited power on this canvas – can literally move mountains.”
Whenever I get down I look for quotes to help lift me up, it thoughtfully and cheerfully changes my attitude. This gives me energy and a new beginning.
“Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.” – Frank Liszt
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” – Wallace
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van gogh
“ …the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – FDR
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” Gospel according to Mathew
What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?
Oh my, the song lyrics. Do you listen to music when you are being creative?
“I hear babies cry, I watch the grow. They’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong
“Sing with me, sing for the year, sing for the laughter, sing for the tear.” – Aerosmith
The whole song by Don McLean – Vincent
What wonderful inspiration these words are. I find myself meditating on these and others and it helps bring me peace, excitement and wonder at our world.
What do you listen to?
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