24 Inspirational Art Quotes That Will Unleash Your Creative Spirit

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Art is the language of the soul.

Whether you indulge in creativity through writing or painting or even just taking killer Instagram photos, everyone who has ever been a child has some concept of what it means to be an artist.

Art takes us back to our earliest days when trees could become pirate ships, bicycles were horses that carried us over wild plains, and every beautiful meadow was a fairy wonderland.

Here you'll find a collection of quotes from both great artists and thinkers who dared to take the time to see what everyone else had forgotten to take the time to notice.

You'll also find wise words from writers like Julia Cameron, whose book "The Artist's Way" is a wonderful way to lead everyone back to their creative spirit, no matter how far away they've strayed.

So come on in and enjoy these quotes by people who love to speak in a language that will never quite fit into words and dare to tap into your own inner artist, who is never further than a daydream away.

"In order to do something well we must first be willing to do it badly" - Julia Cameron

"Creativity is God's gift to us. using our creativity is our gift back to God." - Julia Cameron

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being."- Frederick Franck

"The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of." - Leonardo Da Vinci

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” –Pablo Picasso

“The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found.” - Terence McKenna

"Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divince source. As we move towards our dreams, we move towards our divinity." - Julia Cameron,

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein

"Creativity is a wild mind & disciplined eye." - Dorothy Parker

"The creative adult is the child who has survived." - Ursula K. Le Guin

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." - Maya Angelou

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." - Erich Fromm

"Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought." - Albert Einstein

“Art is freedom. Being able to bend things most people see as a straight line.”

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one." - Charles Horton Cooley

"I make art to show my soul I am listening."

“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.” - Julia Cameron

"I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow." - Julia Cameron

"I would like to paint the way a bird sings." - Claude Monet

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein

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