"The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Paul Klee 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."Paul Klee on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Paul Klee on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Paul Klee on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Paul Klee on Oscar Wilde
"Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age."
"Art does not reproduce what we see rather, it makes us see."
"The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art."
"Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first."
"To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers."