15 Quotes on Art: Thoughts on Women’s Voice, Creating a Vision, & Coming Together

15  Quotes on Art
Thoughts on Women’s Voice, Creating a Vision, &
Coming Together

I’d like to share with you a few thoughtful quotes.  I’ve organized the quotes into three areas that I am especially passionate about, women’s voice, creating a vision, & coming together.

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Women’s Voice

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
~ Georgia O’Keeffe


I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.
~  Nikki Giovanni

If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
~ Dolly Parton

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~Maya Angelou

All great art is a visual form of prayer.
~ Sister Wendy Beckett

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Creating a Vision

Some stories are true that never happened.
~ Elie Weisel

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
~ John Cage

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
~Aristotle

Painting is stronger than I am. It makes me do whatever it wants.
~ Picasso

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
~Mark Twain

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Coming Together

What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist if you didn’t want to share an experience, a thought.
~ David Hockney

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
~Dr. Seuss


No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
~ John Donne

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of being.
~ Goethe

For art to be relevant, artists must address the social and spiritual issues of our time.
~ Suzi Gablik

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Do you have a favorite art related quote? Please feel free to share!


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