Art Quotes

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

Edgar Degas


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

Joshua Reynolds


In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon


So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T. S. Eliot


There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen


Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Frank Lloyd Wright


All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.

Philip Johnson


Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.

Jerry Saltz


Architecture is art, nothing else.

Philip Johnson


This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau


To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt


An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

Andy Warhol