Artist Quotes

After browsing around the internet looking for art news and coming up with nothing much, I decided to just add some favorite art quotes. One can never have too many inspirational artist quotes!

Picasso seemed very aware of the pitfalls of success, and seemed to reinvent himself whenever he started to become too predictable..
“Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.” Pablo Picasso

This is an often quoted one from the Spaniard, and so true. A child always thinks their art is great..
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

I like this one too.. about the artist stepping up a level.. creating rather than just imitating nature.
“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. For future reference, this is a great site for quotes and an informative newsletter. Not all the quotes are from artists, but they pertain to art and artists.

  2. Very meaningful quotes from Picasso.

  3. Thanks For your nice collection.
    A Woman won the top prize !
    is it strange?

  4. Love the quote by Picasso. Please check out my book–don’t let the Dummies title fool ya.

  5. No one quotes better than Whistler –

    “I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.”

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