Inspiring Quotes for Artists

Below are a few famous quotes for artists that we find encouraging and true. From Georgia O’Keefe to Vincent van Gogh these quotes represent the best.

“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’Keeffe

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

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.”
~ Georgia O’Keefe

“I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary–you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.”
~ Georgia O’Keefe

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”
~ Georgia O’Keefe

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
~ Vincent Willem van Gogh

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke”
~ Vincent Van Gogh

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh

“I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process.”
~ Vincent Willem van Gogh

“The sadness will last forever.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

“I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.”
~ Frida Kahlo

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”
~ Rene Magritt

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
~Edward Hopper

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
~Auguste Rodin

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.”
~Marc Chagall

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”
~Paul Cezanne

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
~Pablo Picasso