15 Inspiring Quotes to Get Over Artist’s Block

Aug 24, 2021

  1. The Achilles heel of an artist lies in the hope that his art is good.

―  Kapil Gupta

2. Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.

―  Ray Bradbury

3. You have a million excuses. Write anyway.

―  Carrie Kei Heim

4. It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.

―  J. M. W. Turner

5. If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

―  Marc Chagall

6. “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

7. As I work at my drawings, day after day, what seemed unattainable before is now gradually becoming possible. Slowly, I’m learning to observe and measure. I don’t stand quite so helpless before nature any longer.

―  Vincent van Gogh

8. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

―  Pablo Picasso

9. “It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.”

– Louise Bourgeois

10. “I have a flood of ideas in my mind. I just follow my vision.”

– Yayoi Kusama

11. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

12. “Creativity takes courage.”

– Henri Matisse

13. “Every artist was first an amateur.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

– Salvador Dalí

15. “Artists don’t get down to work until the pain of working is exceeded by the pain of not working.”
― David Bayles, Art & Fear

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