Inspirational Craft Quotes On Art, Creativity In Life

These craft quotes will inspire you. Craft an activity involving skill in making things by hand. Refers to the process of creating something that is meaningful, useful. This is a very common practice for craftsmen, especially those who are skilled at crafting. It’s also called ‘craft’ because it involves the use of a variety of tools and techniques to make something from nothing.

The word craft comes from the Greek word’ Artis ‘ meaning to make something out of nothing. Craft is a way of life. It’s about being able to do something in a way that you can be proud of.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging craft quotes, craft sayings, and craft proverbs.

Best Craft Quotes

  1. “If you’re lucky as you get older, you respect the craft and it becomes a skill.” ~ Frank Langella
  2. “The life so short, the craft so long to learn.” ~ Hippocrates
  3. “Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money, and to express ourselves.” ~ Phyllis George
  4. “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  5. “The only thing you have then to believe in is your craft.” ~ Frank Langella
  6. “If one takes pride in one’s craft, you won’t let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.” ~ Paul Keating
  7. “The level of detail and craft is something that’s inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.” ~ Tadao Ando
  8. “You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they’re ready.” ~ Lucinda Williams

  9. “I think a craft becomes an art form when the space of possible solutions becomes so huge that engineering can’t carry you through.” ~ Bill Budge
  10. “Craft is part of the creative process.”~ Gavin Bryars , Creative craft quotes
  11. “My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.” ~ James Lafferty
  12. “The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.” ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

  13. “We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and the love we give our fragile craft.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson , Craft quotes love
  14. “Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don’t expect me to be serious about my work.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  15. “If a book comes from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts; all art and author-craft are of small amount to that.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  16. “Writing is a craft, not an art.” ~ William Zinsser

  17. “It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  18. “I’ll need my whole lifetime to polish my craft.” ~ Eva Green
  19. “It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father’s craft.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  20. “A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.” ~ Dirk Benedict

  21. “If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.” ~ Snoop Dogg
  22. “In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  23. “Well you can’t teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft.” ~ David Hockney
  24. “The building of the architecture of a novel – the craft of it – is something I never tire of.” ~ John Irving

  25. “Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.” ~ Elton John
  26. “I think I’m more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.” ~ Ben Kingsley
  27. “It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one’s own advantage and to that of one’s craft that a large part of genius consists.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  28. “A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.” ~ Patti LaBelle

  29. “The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so-called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.” ~ Ezra Pound
  30. “Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world.” ~ Harry Reasoner
  31. “Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being – his physical, mental and emotional habits – influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized.” ~ Lee Strasberg
  32. “I will never master this craft. Orchestras are very, very forthcoming with me.” ~ David Ogden Stiers

  33. “I wanted to write stories for myself. At first, it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private.” ~ Amy Tan , Craft quotes on art
  34. “If you want to be a musician, study your craft. Study music.” ~ Billy Eckstine
  35. “Most people won’t realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
  36. “And Later I Thought, I Can’t Think How Anyone Can Become a Director Without Learning the Craft of Cinematography.” ~ Gus Van Sant

  37. “I love strong women, not only in life but in craft.” ~ Brad Garrett
  38. “Other kids did drugs; I did crafts. I never knew where I fit in.” ~ Kathie Lee Gifford
  39. “My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing.” ~ Nancy Kerrigan
  40. “The best part of being on a television series for all those years is that you really get to hone your craft.” ~ Steve Kanaly

  41. “I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft.” ~ Christopher Cross
  42. “I maintain that today many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.” ~ Oswald Spengler
  43. “Once the anchor of reason has been cut, one’s craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler.” ~ Brand Blanshard
  44. “And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.” ~ Thomas Keneally

  45. “Songwriting is kind of like a craft. It’s not something that just comes in a dream. You’ve got to work at it.” ~ Sean Lennon
  46. “I spent a lot of years just learning my craft and falling down in front of the camera.” ~ Thomas Jane
  47. “Everyone would talk about their diets and working out and what it made me do was go to craft services where all the food for the cast and crew was and I would eat.” ~ Kristin Davis
  48. “I never regarded my pictures as very much to be proud of, except in this, the craft, the style.” ~ Douglas Sirk

  49. “Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.” ~ Eugen Herrigel
  50. “The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn’t a profession, it’s a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you’re all set.” ~ Andrew Sullivan
  51. “I do not hesitate to say that the limitation on naval craft between the great naval powers was too high.” ~ Frank B. Kellogg
  52. “The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I’m doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have.” ~ Ben Harper

  53. “There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft” ~ Cass Sunstein
  54. “Here in America we’re doing the most wonderful crafts” ~ Beatrice Wood
  55. “Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It’s not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me.” ~ Sharon Olds
  56. “Just give me a good role that allows me to hone my craft and I am a pretty happy camper.” ~ Jimmy Smits

  57. “When the major studios flourished many years ago, an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft. The studios really took care of their actors.” ~ James MacArthur
  58. “My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up.” ~ Bobby McFerrin
  59. “I take my craft very seriously.” ~ Jimmy Chamberlin
  60. “If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study your craft. Study music.” ~ Billy Eckstine

  61. “Maybe in past years, perhaps women didn’t feel quite as comfortable with revealing themselves, and their skills and their crafts… and now we are, so we’re out there, just like the guys.” ~ Chantal Kreviazuk
  62. “I’m really proud to have been in The Craft. I will always be that chick from The Craft, no matter what I do.” ~ Robin Tunney
  63. “The Craft was what it was. People who respond to that movie respond to it really strongly.” ~ Robin Tunney

  64. “My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.” ~ Leon Jouhaux
  65. “I admire Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman for their sheer dedication to their craft.” ~ Lavrenti Lopes

Craft skill in knowing how to do or make something, or a job or activity needing such skill.

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