"Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity."
"It is beauty that will save the world."
“Drawing is the most honest of the arts. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.”
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
St. Francis of Assisi
"Sculpture is the art of the intelligence."
"Art is never finished, only abandoned."
Leonardo da Vinci
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
"The important thing is that you stayed alive as an artist."
Arthur de Costa
"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture."
"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."
James McNeill Whistler
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it - people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."
"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."
"Discipline, work. Work, discipline."
"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
Leonardo da Vinci