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1. “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” – Vincent van Gogh

2. “You have to systematically create confusion it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.” – Salvador Dalí

3. “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.” – Elijah Wood

4. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman

5. “Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Leon Trotsky

6. “Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea.” – Edward de Bono

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7. “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

8. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

9. “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” – Pablo Picasso

10. “Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.” – Leo Tolstoy

11. “When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.” – Agnes Martin

12. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” – John F.Kennedy

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

14. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron

15. “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” – Charles Bukowski

16. “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin

17. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

18. “Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” – Keith Haring

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19. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

20. “You cannot be all things to all people. Be unique. Be different. Give to others what you want yourself. And do what you were made to do.” – Robert Kiyosaki

21. “Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” – Steven Pressfield

22. “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

23. “You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

24. “Art is about changing what we see in our everyday lives and representing it in such a way that it gives us hope.” – Kehinde Wiley

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25. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso

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26. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.” – John Wooden

27. “Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.” – Theodore Dreiser

28. “The beauty of art is that it allows you to slow down, and for a moment, things that once seemed unfamiliar become precious to you.” – Kehinde Wiley

29. “Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.” – Ossie Davis

30. “Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” – John Ruskin

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31. “Great art picks up where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall

32. “I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.” – Arsene Wenger

33. “I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us” – Mary Oliver

34. “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” – Alberto Giacometti

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35. “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” – Eugene Delacroix

36. “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’” – Vincent Van Gogh

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37. “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” – Piet Mondrian

38. “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori

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

40. “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” – Marcel Duchamp

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

42. “Art speaks where words are unable to explain.” – Christo

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

44. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing and keeping the unknown always beyond you.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

45. “A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.” – Hedy Lamarr

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46. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon

47. “Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” – Pope John Paul II

48. “Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” – Dale Carnegie

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49.“To create one’s own world takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

50. “Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art an individual masterpiece.” – Denis Waitley

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