A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
Abraham Maslow

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

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Abraham Maslow

A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.
Susan Sontag

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Joshua Reynolds

Abstract art: a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
Marshall McLuthan

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
Walter Pater

All art deals with the absurd and aims at the simple. Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth.
Iris Murdoch

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
Federico Fellini

All art is immortal.
Oscar Wilde
The Critic as Artist.

All art is quite useless.
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray.

All bad art is the result of good intentions.
Oscar Wilde
De Profundis.

An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it.
Samuel Butler

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks would be a good idea to give them.
Andy Warhol
"An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A
professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint."
~ A quote by Ben Shahn.
American artist 1898 - 1969

My wife has assured me that I will always be an amateur. :)
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