56+ Best Collage Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Collage is the art of making a picture in which various materials or objects, for example paper, cloth, or photographs, are stuck onto a larger surface. Profoundly inspirational collage quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Collage Quotes

First, I’m trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations. — Jim Coleman

I say that I can’t make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I’m cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you’re always in control, you’re like God. — Spalding Gray

When I work on a part, one of the things I love to do is to put together a collage of things, stuff I see or stuff that inspires me, images, whatever. — Sebastian Stan

One of the walls of my bedroom was a collage of about 15 years of baseball photos. I would cut out the baseball pictures from every issue and I had this huge montage of thousands of pictures. — Curt Schilling

I do think the challenge, in a way for me, is to write a narrative film and when you finish watching it you feel like it’s a collage. You tell the narrative, you tell the story, but you feel like you’ve created this tapestry. But it also has a shape, a story. — Shane Black

The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it’s like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it’ll be a hip-hop song. That’s the only music you can do that with. — Talib Kweli

I don’t see myself as a photographer. I still see the photographs and collages as a resource for the painting. — Mickalene Thomas

I stick the collages on the wall and, if I still like them after a month or two, I make a painting. — James Rosenquist

I watched a lot of avant-garde films, like Maya Deren’s work, and I love film’s technical ability to do things that are impossible in real life. It’s related to the way collage allows you to manipulate reality and the hierarchies that are inherent in our awful but amazing world. — Wangechi Mutu

When I’m making a collage, there are a lot of things about it that are violent. — Wangechi Mutu

On the sets of the movie ‘Manto,’ I found that one of the challenges of embodying real-life stories is the mixed medium of facts and imagination, and how one’s collage of experiences colour ones representation on celluloid. — Tahir Raj Bhasin

But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it. — Roy Lichtenstein

If you make an authentic political film, which talks of real people and real events, in a politically conscious country like India, it is but natural that people will react to it in different ways and there will be a collage of opinions. — Akshaye Khanna

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it’s a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory. — Jonathan Lethem

Life is a collage of events, really. — Mohanlal

Popular culture isn’t a freeze-frame; it is images zapping by in rapid-fire succession, which is why collage is such an effective way of representing contemporary life. The blur between images creates a kind of motion in the mind. — James Rosenquist

I have a lot of tattoos. I probably have over 100 tattoos. I don’t know. It’s just a mural… a collage. — Tyga

From when I was a really small girl on, I would pick every fabric, every color on the walls, and I was always redecorating. Like once every couple of months I would redecorate my room. I had a full wall that was all collage – the entire wall – when I was in junior high. And then it would kind of morph with me as I was growing. — Chloe Sevigny

When I was growing up, I saw the Aaliyah shirts, the DMX shirts, or the collab shirts with DMX and Aaliyah when they had a single together. Those were the dope collage shirts with their faces all over it. They were doing cool things like that. — ASAP Ferg

Every art I do is a collage. — Santigold

I think people who sample are cheating. It is like people who do collages. Use all of your own stuff. — Bill Dixon

It is easy to get an interesting loop to happen, but it becomes a collage when the song and loop are constantly changing. — Washed Out

On every Bright Eyes record, there’s some kind of sound collage that begins it. Some of them have dialogue, some don’t. I like it because it can kind of slow down the attention span a bit. It’s a way to draw you in to the rest of the record. — Conor Oberst

We don’t sell technical drawings except when they are incorporated into a drawing or a collage. — Christo

A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album. — Bo Bennett

Usually, when we write in The B-52s, it’s quite a collaborative process. We really take hours – and sometimes days – jamming, and then we listen and listen to them and go, ‘Oh, let’s use this part, and then this part.’ It’s really like a collage. — Kate Pierson

I know the fans are very personable with my mom and things like that. They make little collages and pictures. They make edits of me and my mom together. — Christina Grimmie

I was just a big fan of tattoos always growing up, and I wanted something cool that symbolizes what I’ve been through in my life, and everything on my chest and my back is like a collage. — Kevin Durant

I’m very fond of this phrase: ‘Collage is not a refuge for the compositionally disabled.’ If you put together the pieces in a really powerful way, I think you’ll let a thousand discrepancies bloom. — David Shields

I always feel like my writing is consistently influenced by everything I watched and listened to growing up, so it’s just this crazy collage of everything, you know. — Michael Giacchino

I have a collage of pictures of my dad holding my brother and me. I look at that before every game just to remind me about having no fear or regrets and to go out and enjoy the moment, because I know how precious life is. — Chris Smalling

It’s the first time that I’ve ever had an art show based on a film, but it’s a photography collage. — Val Kilmer

For me, collages manage to – it satisfies all of my madness, like I’m able to make these obsessive things, but then I’m also able to make these very strong statements. I don’t know what they mean to other people, but in my mind, they have a very strong particular resonance; there’s sort of a power. — Wangechi Mutu

I remember when I first saw ‘Guided by Voices’; those earlier recordings are so deconstructed, kind of like four-track music, and so artful in their collage and in their weird fragility. — David Longstreth

I like to make collages – paper collages. — Rachel True

Television is becoming a collage – there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different. — David Hockney

The challenge to me as a director was for the audience to see the film as going on in a straight line, so that they did not sense all of these break-ups. I did not want a film to be a collage of all these images. — Pedro Almodovar

Editing is a natural extension of the collage making. It’s actually one of the few areas that women were able to excel in in the film industry from the beginning. — Rachel True

I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes… sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage. — Sean Combs

Song, dance and cinema are so deeply within the Indian culture and with so many cultures incorporating their elements too, it has become a wonderful collage. — Javed Jaffrey

David Hockney is best known for his work with paint and canvas, but he has also worked in media as diverse as Polaroid-photo collage and fax painting. — David Sheff

Collage is not a kitchen sink; it’s not a refuge for the compositionally disabled. — David Shields

Hip-hop is a collage. It samples from all different styles of music. — Kamasi Washington

For myself, the only way I know how to make a book is to construct it like a collage: a bit of dialogue here, a scrap of narrative, an isolated description of a common object, an elaborate running metaphor which threads between the sequences and holds different narrative lines together. — Hilary Mantel

The medium of film is really wonderful because it can behave in the same way as collage and painting; it can be layered and non-literal. — Wangechi Mutu

The best V-Day gift I’ve ever received was a personalized photo collage. — Candice Swanepoel

I liked to scrapbook and collage a whole lot in high school. I’m always ripping things out of magazines, and always collecting quotes from the Internet. When I was 17, I loved AIM. I was obsessed with my buddy list! — Jenna Ushkowitz

As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers. — John Henrik Clarke

All my paintings are usually done in drawing form, very small. I make notations in drawings first, and then I make a collage for color. But drawing is always my notation. — Ellsworth Kelly

In Paris in the late ’40s, I started making my first reliefs. They are separate panels. I wanted to do something coming out of the wall, almost like a collage. I did a lot of white reliefs when I started because I liked antique reliefs, really old stuff. — Ellsworth Kelly

Let’s just say, if I weren’t a model, I’d be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that’s aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating. — Abbey Lee Kershaw

No, my step-daughter just opened a theatre school for children, I have another daughter who works in the record industry and another who is going back to collage and I have two little ones at home. — Rosanne Cash

And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified. — Christo

I had collages in my bedroom when I was a teenager. — Brie Larson

I always felt that with an Antoine Doinel film, Truffaut was taking a vacation, that Francois could relax when making a Doinel film. All of the language came to him very easily. ‘The 400 Blows,’ I felt, was a collage of all his childhood experiences. Every time he felt an Antoine Doinel film was necessary, he’d make one. — Jean-Pierre Leaud

In my twenties and early thirties, I wrote three novels, but beginning in my late thirties, I wearied of the mechanics of fiction writing, got interested in collage nonfiction, and have been writing literary collage ever since. — David Shields

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