“I am an artist, do not tell me to come out of my shell, because my shell is bigger than your universe, thank you for understanding.”

“I am an artist, this means I live in a perverse fantasy world with unrealistic expectations. Thank you for understanding.”

Salvador Dali:

Have no fear of perfection, you will never reach it.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

I am not strange, I am just not normal.

When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath.

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, never try to correct them, on the contrary, rationalise them, understand them thoroughly, after that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.

What do all the great artists have in common? They give the impression that they answer questions.

I do not do drugs, I am drugs.

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.

Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that you can do as you like: everyone will respect you.

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing.

James Whistler:

An Artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision.

Albert Einstein

True Art is Characterised by an irresistible urge in the creative Artist.

Nothing happens until something moves.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

Edgar Degas

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Painting is easy when you do not know how, but very difficult when you do.

Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.

Henry Matisse

Creativity takes courage.

Thomas Merton

Art enables us to find ourselves and loose ourselves at the same time.

Horace Roman Poet

A picture is a poem without words.

Jerzy Kosinski

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

Vincent Van Gough

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Jackson Pollock

Every good painter paints what he is.

Georgia O’Keeffe

To create one’s own world takes courage.

Paul Cezanne  

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Robert Hughes

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.


A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

Leonardo da Vinci

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.