Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better.

Andre Gide

The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

Anton Chekhov

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

G.K. Chesterton

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Winston Churchill

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.

G.K. Chesterton

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.

Joseph Addison

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

Elbert Hubbard

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.

Samuel Butler

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Oscar Wilde

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo da Vinci

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

Martin Luther

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

Leonardo da Vinci