"I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Emily Carr on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Emily Carr on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Emily Carr on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Emily Carr on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Emily Carr on Oscar Wilde
"You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming."
"Life's an awfully lonesome affair. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming."
"I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born."
"The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion."