Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. Khalil Gibran

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. Albert Einstein

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’Keefe

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. Paul Gauguin

I think that in the last twenty years or so, there’s been a new kind of honesty in painting where painters have been very proud of paint and have let it behave openly. Robert Rauschenberg

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality~true art lies in a reality that is felt. Odilon Redon

Art is not a thing; it is a way. Elbert Hubbard

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers…what we call art is a game. Octavio Paz

Time extracts various values from a painter’s work. When these values are exhausted the pictures forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is. Henri Matisse

A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it. Corita Kent

Things are beautiful if you love them. Jean Anouilh

Art is the proper task of life. Friedrich Nietzsche

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. Henri Cartier-Bresson