" I don't think art comes from art. A lot of artists apparently think so. I think it comes from the awakening person. Awakening is what you m ay call spiritual. It is a linkage to something flowing very rapidly through the air, and I can put my finger on it and plug in, so to speak...

" Do artists need a spiritual way or do they need art? You can say that one is the same as the other. Everything tends towards awakening, and I would rather use the word awakening than a word derived from some system- because there are many systems."

Isamu Noguchi

"Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs."

Edgar Varese

"Art does not reproduce the visible,rather, it makes visible."

Paul Klee

" Art is the increasing effort to compete with the beauty of the flowers- and never succeeding"

Marc Chagall

"Among the language of the American Indians, there is no word for "art"..For Indians, everything is art..therefore needs no name."

Jamake Highwater

"For Indians, images are a means of celebrating mystery and not a manner of explaining it"

Jamake Highwater

" There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot,but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun"

Pablo Picasso

The artist doesn't see things as they are, but as he is.

Anonymous

" We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand"

Pablo Picasso

Art then, is that which gives pure emotion...which invites to neither virtue nor patriotism, nor debauch, nor peace, nor war, nor laughter, nor tears, nor anything but art itself.

Goethe

As a painter, I become more lucid when confronted by nature.

Cezanne

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

Leonardo da Vinci

It is easier to understand a nation by listening to its music than by learning its language.

Anonymous