AWay with Words – Artful quotes

An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.

Van Gogh’s  café ce soir

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.  Vincent Van Gogh

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Warhol’s Marilyn

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.
Andy Warhol

Michelangelo’s David

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. Michelangelo


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp (dancer/choreographer)

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde

Georgie O’Keeffe. Double click to enlarge.
 I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe                            
Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.  Colin Wright
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!