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Creation Equals Passion

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Here is a glimpse into my collection of precious quotes on art. I do hope it will add something beautiful to your day.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton


“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” Robert Henri 


“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” 

Andre Gide 

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” Jerzy Kosinski

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” Salvador Dali

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore

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

“Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” John Olsen

“There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.” Henry Moore

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

"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

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” - John W. Gardner




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