15 Quotes on Art
Thoughts on Women’s Voice, Creating a Vision, &
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.
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.
All great art is a visual form of prayer.
~ Sister Wendy Beckett
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.
Painting is stronger than I am. It makes me do whatever it wants.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
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.
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.
For art to be relevant, artists must address the social and spiritual issues of our time.
~ Suzi Gablik
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