Guest Post: 15 Inspiring Quotes for the Artist, collected by Michelle

Guest Post: 15 Inspiring Quotes for the Artist, collected by Michelle

Many thanks to Michelle for this collection of quotes, which first appeared on her blog, Seaweed Kisses.


To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal.” – Henry Miller

Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” – Duane Hanson

To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” – Pablo Picasso

No artist tolerates reality.” – Nietzsche

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Thoreau

Who looks outside, dreams…who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” – Terri Guillemets

When I say artist I mean the one who is building things…some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” – Jackson Pollock

Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” – Theodore Dreiser

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” – Robert Henri

Creativity is a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.” – Arthur Koestler

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

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

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso


About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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