Friday, 13 May 2011

Quotes on art and intuition

 I am crazy about good, thought provoking quotes. What could be better than some good, thought provoking quotes about art??!! I am a real believer in the fact that we do not give enough credit to, or trust our intuition enough. All I know is that since I have been able to let go and trust my instincts again, my work has never been better (and more fun to produce). I have collected a bit of inspiration for art and life. Enjoy
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. 
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. 
-Dr. Joyce Brothers
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
-Alexis Carrel

Visuals = the language of intuition.
-Eileen M.Clegg

Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.
-Anthony J.D'Angelo

The painting leads the painter, and it becomes an intuitive experience. 
-Ardath Davis

All his decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis... 
 -Marcel Duchamp
-Albert Einstein

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. 
-Albert Einstein
-Jane Freilicher
Call intuition cosmic fishing. You feel a nibble, then you've got to hook the fish.
-Buckminster Fuller
The formula must come after the discovery... the description after the fact. Once we intuitively know what it is, then we can talk about it.
-Ron Gang
Design is a combination of intelligence and intuition.
-Richard Glasser
My work uses color and shape to evoke images that are recalled by the viewer intuitively.
-Lois Gruberger
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
-Immanuel Kant
The life of the consciousness is boundless. It interpenetrates the world and is woven in all its imagery... Therefore, we must hearken closely to our inner voice.
-Oskar Kokoschaka
Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason.
-John Kord Lagemann
The things that are acquired consciously permit us to express ourselves unconsciously with a certain richness.
-Henri Matisse
Intellect confuses intuition.
-Piet Mondrian
Intuition is neither the ability to engage prophecy nor a means of avoiding financial loss or painful relationships. It is actually the ability to use energy data to make decisions in the immediate moment.
-Caroline Myss
-Elle Nocolai
Logic and intellect can take an artist to the dance, but intuition and creativity are the dance itself. 
-Gregory Packard
What an artist makes of painting is not so much a matter of freely choosing among a variety of options as it is a matter of making the most of a few intuitions that are absolutely one's own. Every time a painter paints we want to see what those intuitions are.
-Jed Perl
I try to begin a painting with as few restrictions as possible and let intuition be my guide, as I respond to what is developing on the painting surface.
-Marilyn Hughey Phillis
The subliminal self is in no way inferior to the conscious self. It knows how to choose and to divine.
-Henri Poincare
I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always.
-Katherine Anne Porter

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition. 
I know intuitively when the work is right, no training can teach you this, it is simply a matter of feeling.
-Robert Ryan

The apprehension of... values is intuitive; but it is not a built-in intuition, not something with which one is born. Intuition in art is actually the result of... prolonged tuition. 
-Ben Shahn
If you let your intuitive self take hold in the beginning of a work, a very beautiful “happening” might emerge. You can then use your intellectual self to refine where necessary.
-Barbara L.Siegal
It isn't until we make that 'intuitive' connection in our brains that real learning takes place.
-Mary Timme
Objective thinking – the scientific method – is not the only path to knowledge We can't explain it – yet intuition is the place within us that knows, beyond doubt, beyond rational thinking. 
-Michael Tomas

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. 
-Lao Tzu
In order to create, you've got to eliminate thinking, then focus and listen to your internal voice.
-Elizabeth Winter-Noyes


  1. Hi Aleksandra,
    I came across your blog by chance and I like what you have to say about intuition. Of course this topic is near to my heart as I wrote the book "Art from Intuition" that's now in it's 4th printing. Details on the book are on my blog and my website is

    I hope you'll check in on a kindred spirit who always trusts his instincts and intuition.

    Best Wishes, Dean Nimmer

  2. Hello Dean,
    wow great for sharing. I am most definitely going to check out your blog as well as your book. The topic of art and intuition is something which I am very interested in. My blog is still in its infancy stages therefore I am looking forward to learning to learning more from my own experience as well as experience of others.
    thank you very much for your comment

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  4. Thank you very much for your interest and the positive words Amy! I will be checking out the recommended website. Thanks again