Kate’s Quotes

Kate’s curated collection of quotes. 258 quotes and counting.

Quotes about Art

“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.”


“Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.”


“Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.”


“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”


“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.


“The excellence of every art is its intensity.”


“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”


“Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence- a reconcentration… tearing away the veils, the attitudes people acquire of their time and earlier time. Really good artists tear down those veils.”


“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”


“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”


“I don’t believe in an art that is not born out of man’s need to open his heart.”


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”