A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection.

Oscar Wilde

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.

Walter Benjamin

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.

Dorothea Lange

The only true voyage of discovery… would be not to visit strange lands but to behold the universe through the eyes of another…

Marcel Proust

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.

Albert Einstein

I don't want art for a few,
any more than education for a few,
or freedom for a few.

William Morris

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.

Alasdair Gray

A picture is a poem without words.


Story telling reveals meaning without the error of defining it.

Hannah Arendt

A photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

John Berger

The eye sees all, but the mind shows us what we want to see.

William Shakespeare

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.

Alfred North Whitehead

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

Albert Einstein

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.