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My Top 10 Artist Quotes About Life In 2021

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

My Top 10 Artist Quotes About Life

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

— Michelangelo

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.

— Frank Auerbach

Life is a passage through a museum of beauty.

— Robert Genn

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.

— Vincent van Gogh

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.

— Robert Henri

‘Life’ is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but ‘art’ is the flower which embodies its meaning.

— Charles Rennie Mackintosh

For me there is no difference between art and life.

— Robert Rauschenberg

Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Art should be created for life, not for the museum.

— Jean Nouvel

Art is more than a product of your efforts – it should be about feeling, life, attitude, soul.

— Sergei Bongart

Quotes to make you think about your life and art

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.

— Charles Schultz

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

— Mae West

The secret of life is in art.

— Oscar Wilde

I’m not afraid of dying I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

— Spike Milligan

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?

— Erma Bombeck

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

— George Carlin

Live each day like it’s your last, ’cause one day you gonna be right.

— Ray Charles

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

— John Lennon

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