Inspirational Photography Quotes – Art Collecting

Art collecting quotes

  1. “Collecting art is a lot like wine connoisseurship: When you drink wine, you begin with sweet white wines. As your palate matures, you graduate to the dry, dark reds.”
- Katy Durant
  2. “You’re a collector when you stop decorating – when you buy something, don’t have a blank spot on the wall for it and have to take something down to put it up.”
- Steve Oliver
  3. “The collector is an artist in his own way, by the way he puts things together. You can read a person’s soul from their collection.”
– Ayers Tarantino
  4. “The cornerstone of great art for me is a work that makes one person exclaim, ‘That’s fabulous!’ and another ask, ‘How can you have that hanging in your house?'” 
- Gordon Sondland
  5. “Your motivation…must always be to please yourself. Follow your intuition and buy what sings to you. The objects you acquire should give you pleasure and fellowship.”
- Richard Faletti
  6. “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart….pursue those.”
- Unknown
  7. “Assemble rather than collect. This means thinking of the collection as a whole, as a work of art in itself…”
- Jean Willy Mestach
  8. “The more the art dominated my life and my house, the more the house became a home.”
- Burt Reynolds
  9. “Collecting is like eating peanuts, you just can’t stop.”
- Unknown
  10. “I only buy paintings that keep me awake at night.”
- Donald Hess
  11. “For us, collecting is a consuming interest and a way of life.”
- Daniel Greenberg
  12. “It’s when you need storage space.”
- Nancy Oliver
  13. “What distinguishes the true collector from the mere amateur is his favoring the constitution of a whole which he calls a collection.”
- Robert Neuberger
  14. “I can’t imagine what it would be like without having art as a part of our lives. I can’t imagine going home to bare walls.”
- Ron Pizzuti
  15. “Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it enhances your life.” – Dan Fear





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