Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

- Henry Ward Beecher

This world is but a canvas to our imagination. - Henry David Thoreau

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

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

- Vincent Van Gogh

No great artist ever sees things as they really are.  If he did, he would cease to be an artist.  - Oscar Wilde

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. - Thomas Merton

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. - Eugene Delacroix

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

- Winston Churchill

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.

- Mary Schmich

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. - Twyla Tharp

Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have art in order not to die of the truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. - Paul Valery

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

- Robert Schumann