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Quotations about Art by Author

Thomas Eakins

Rubens is the nastiest most vulgar noisy painter that ever lived . . . his pictures always put me in mind of chamber pots.  [Letter to his father]

Thomas Edison 

All you need to create is a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Kasimir Edschmidt 

Art is only a step on the road to God. [1923]

Albert Einstein

Creativity is the residue of time wasted.

Albert Einstein

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.

Albert Einstein

It is the theory that determines what can be observed.

Olafur Eliasson

Tell me a beautiful story, otherwise I can't go forward. We need to believe in a utopia; we need to be given our dreams back. We must not be deprived of our ability to dream. [To European foreign ministers, quoted in The Guardian, 14 Sept. 2020]

T.S. Eliot

Poets today in our civilization have to be difficult because they are responding to contemporary experience which is fragmentary, elusive, multi-perspectival.

T.S. Eliot

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?  [The Rock]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

PArt is a jealous mistress.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pictures should not be too picturesque.

Roy Emmins 
(born 1939)

Once you had to be a genius to make works of art.  Now you have to be a
genius to understand them.



Nothing is ugly except stupidity.


Carl Milles