As some of the most revolutionary artists, these individuals have delved into the psyche of humankind and found means to express the raw and conflicting emotions present amongst all of us. In creating their artworks, these artists have amalgamated strong sentiments of livelihood, ambition, and self-discovery; here are just 15 of the most enlightening lines of advice and insight from 15 of the most talented artists throughout history.

1. "Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well." – Vincent van Gogh.

2. "I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." – Frida Kahlo.

3. "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." – Salvador Dali.

4. "I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within." – Louis Nevelson.

5. "Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is." – Jackson Pollock.

6. "When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection." – Agnes Martin.

7. "No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love." – Edvard Munch.

8. “You learn for yourself not for others, not to show off, not to put the other one down/ learning is your secret, it is all you have, it is the only thing you can call your own. nobody can take it away." - Louise Bourgeois.

9. "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." – Henri Matisse.

10. “I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.” - Mary Cassatt.

11. "Color is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano, with its many strings." – Wassily Kandinsky.

12. "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." – Georgie O’Keeffe.

13. "It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block." – Paul Gauguin.

14. "The place where I had freedom most was when I painted. I was completely and utterly myself." – Alice Neel.

15. "I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body." – Barbara Hepworth.