"A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Kemal Ataturk 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."Kemal Ataturk on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Kemal Ataturk on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Kemal Ataturk on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Kemal Ataturk on Oscar Wilde
"A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten."