concept

Art Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about art
  1. #1
    “Art is supposed to represent how you see the world, not exactly copy it.”
  2. #2
    His judgement demonstrates that one can be a genius and understand nothing of an art that is not one’s own.
  3. #3
    “The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul.”
  4. #4
    Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
  5. #5
    “I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose? Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day -- mock me horribly!”
  6. #6
    “For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it. It should have the dignity of a ceremony, as well as its unreality, and should combine the insincere character of a romantic play with the wit and beauty that make such plays delightful to us. Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities.”
  7. #7
    “I wander around the room, looking at the artwork on the walls. These days, the only artists are in Amity. Abnegation sees art as impractical, and its appreciation as time that could be spent serving others, so though I have seen works of art in textbooks, I have never been in a decorated room before. It makes the air feel close and warm, and I could get lost here for hours without noticing.”
  8. #8
    “This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
    Night, sleep, and the stars.”
Books by Oscar WildeView All ››
The Selfish Giant book
5.0
selfishness · art · forgiveness · friendship
The Selfish Giant
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More