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15 of The Best Quotes Artists Have Ever Said

Walt Disney once said, “Without inspiration, we would perish.” Pretty morbid for the creator of the amusement park known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but this has a lot of truth to it.

We need inspiration to thrive. All of the things we create come from some other place and ideas are only as good as what inspired them.

To help inspire you with whatever you’re creating and wherever you are in life…

15 quotes by some of the greatest artists of all time:

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”-Oscar Wilde (3) [Tweet “”Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.” -Oscar Wilde”]

“The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.” (2)

[Tweet “”You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” -Robin Williams”]

“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.” (3)

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” (3) [Tweet “”Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist” -Pablo Picasso”]

[Tweet “To destroy is always the first step in any creation.” -e.e. Cummings”]

[Tweet “”It’s not where you take things from–it’s where you take them to.” -Jean Luc Godard”]

[Tweet “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” -Ray Bradbury”]


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What’s the most inspiring quote you’ve heard? Please share in the comments!