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Quotes by Great Artists

by Jo-Ann Downey

in Inspiration

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” Auguste Rodin

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

“Art washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

“It takes a long time to become young.”  Pablo Picasso

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” Leonardo da Vinci

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” Leonardo da Vinci

“In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action.  I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.” Michelangelo

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Claude Monet

What will propel you into seeing the perfect statue within yourself and others?

And from me-

“It takes a long to become you again.”  Jo-Ann Downey

photo credit: denkbeeldhouwer

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