Inspirational Art Quotes

I confess…I am an absolute quote junkie. Quotes have been a source of enlightenment, comfort, and inspiration for me since I learned to read, and I have amassed a large, diverse collection of them over the years. One of the cool things about having a picture frame business is that I get to share my favorite ones related to art, creativity, and inspiration with a larger audience. Each week I choose a new quote for the sales receipts we send out to our customers and then create an image based on it for our social media. These are a few of my favorite art-related quotes with images. Feel free to share them.

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul – and you answer. “
- Terri Guillemets

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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
- Thomas Merton

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

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“The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece.”
- David Bayles

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

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About the author


Joely Rogers is the vice president of Frame Destination and has been with the company since its inception. She is interested in all aspects of the artist's life - art history, subject matter research, creativity, media exploration and art techniques, the business of art, art preservation and conservation, and framing and display. Joely is a lifelong artist and paints daily. Her personal website is

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