74+ Best Craft Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational craft quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Craft Quotes

Craft makes our homes more human. Ilse Crawford.

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind blowing, irresponsible, condomless with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. Lady Gaga

Craft is the vehicle for expressing your vision. Craft is the visible edge of art. David Bayles

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. Muriel Rukeyser

Almost all creativity requires purposeful play. Abraham Maslow

Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic it is not for everybody it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it. Flannery O’Connor

Being literate as a writer is good craft. Douglas Adams

The poet or the revolutionary is there to articulate the necessity, but until the people themselves apprehend it, nothing can happen. Perhaps it can’t be done without the poet, but it certainly can’t be done without the people. The poet and the people get on generally very badly, and yet they need each other. The poet knows it sooner than the people do. The people usually know it after the poet is dead but that’s all right. The point is to get your work done, and your work is to change the world. James Baldwin

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway

Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all. Shannon L. Alder

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. Leo Tolstoy

Somebody gets into trouble, then gets out of it again. People love that story. They never get tired of it. Kurt Vonnegut

Writing is a craft, being an author is work, and having readers and a following is a gift. Michael J. Kannengieser

The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness. Madeleine L’Engle

Surround yourself with people you can always learn something from. Always work with people that are better at their craft than you are. Tony Vincent

When perception, thoughtfulness and understanding do meet, we can fashion a range of viable expectations and craft a world of togetherness. Morning after. Erik Pevernagie

Art can’t be taught passion can’t be taught but craft can be taught. And writing is both an art and a craft. Elizabeth George

Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment. Stephen King

It is not enough to know your craft you have to have feeling for us imagination is worth far more. Edouard Manet

There doesn’t seem like there should be an artful way to butcher a cow, but there is, and this is not it. Maggie Stiefvater

There’s no shortcut to learning a craft; you just have to put the years in. Kylie Minogue

Ladies and gentleman, he said over the speakers, welcome aboard this recently liberated Gulfstream V. If I could have your attention for just a few moments, I’d like to go over the safety features of this aircraft. It has an engine, to make us go, and wings, to keep us in the air. There are seatbelts, which won’t do you an awful lot of good if we fly into the side of a mountain. Derek Landy

Craft is passionately creating something with your hands. Sarah Chatterton

I f a book is well written, I always find it too short. Jane Austen

Hands can cook, hands can create, hands can kill. There is no better tool than our hands. Amit Kalantri

I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett

The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness. Madeleine L’Engle

Rich will be my life if I can keep my memories full and brimming, and record them on clear eyed mornings while I set joyously to work setting pen to holy craft. Roman Payne

The Craft was what it was. People who respond to that movie respond to it really strongly. Robin Tunney

The main question to a novel is did it amuse? were you surprised at dinner coming so soon? did you mistake eleven for ten? were you too late to dress? and did you sit up beyond the usual hour? If a novel produces these effects, it is good if it does not story, language, love, scandal itself cannot save it. It is only meant to please and it must do that or it does nothing. Sydney Smith

No one masters his craft the first day. Roman Proverb

When I’m writing, I’m waiting to see somebody, and I’m waiting to hear them. It’s almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability. Charles Baxter

Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache. David Hockney

Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties. Interview in Writers at Work The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. John Irving

The difference between an artist and a craftsman is that a craftsman is interested in his or her tools and an artist disdains them. Richard Benson

It’s as hard to get from almost finished to finished as to get from beginning to almost done. Elinor Fuchs

Art that submits to orthodoxy but lacks imagination and deep self expression is lost leaving only the craftsmanship. Andre Gide

Narrative Tension is primarily about witholding information. Ian McEwan

The moment a man begins to talk about technique that’s proof that he is fresh out of ideas. Raymond Chandler

When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue! Israelmore Ayivor

think the most interesting work done in fields where people don’t think they’re doing art but are merely practicing a craft and working as good craftsmen. Douglas Adams

I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper. James Robertson

I am not skilled enough or energetic enough to craft a persona. I just have to be who I am and hope people like it. Pete Buttigieg

If by any chance a playwright wishes to express a political opinion or a moral opinion or a philosophy, he must be a good enough craftsman to do it with so much spice of entertainment in it that the public get the message without being aware of it. Noël Coward

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

The world is a busy place filled with many busy businesses, both the Godly and the ungodly. It means before you go on to accept any activity or event that comes into the world, you must weigh its Values, examine the Virtues, listen to Views and then you give your Verdict. Satan is not wise he is just crafty! Israelmore Ayivor

Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else. Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

I know that spinning sets me in a trance it soothes me and charges my batteries at the same time. When times are tough I sit down to spin during the news broadcasts, with therapeutic results. Elizabeth Zimmermann

The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist. Ananda Coomaraswamy

Set up an arbitrary set of rules and then follow them slavishly. Errol Morris

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world. Hans Hofmann

I don’t get it. It’s a bunch of trees with leaves. Cindy Woodsmall

I consider myself a laborer, building my career brick over brick under the sun. Shakira

Lineation can make your break your poems. Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Craft against craft makes no living. George Herbert

Restrictions and writing shouldn’t mix. Let your mind be open. Let it be a creative canvas. Lauren Hammond

Work done by you with unconditional love and pure devotion goes straight in the category of divine and immortal craft. Seema Brain Openers

Art is the expression of man’s pleasure in labour. William Morris

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing idea. Lady Gaga

We call that real problem the SHARD OF GLASS. It’s a psychological wound that has been festering beneath the surface of your hero for a long time. The skin has grown over it, leaving behind an unsightly scar that causes your hero to act in the way they act and make the mistakes that they do flaws. You, as the author and creator of this world, have to decide how this shard of glass got there. Why is your hero so flawed? What happens to them to make them the way they are? Jessica Brody

A craftsman only. But I dream to be an artist I will make a weapon that is a work of art. Call me an artist then. William Goldman

Remember if you write, write, write, you can never be wrong. Stephanie Skeem Author of flotsam. Stephanie Skeem

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. Francis of Assisi

Being creative is a casual thing, being artist is a professional thing. Amit Kalantri

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. Emile Zola

A just law is crafted with thoughtful communication and factual debate, a corrupt one is forged to limit such things. C.A.A. Savastano

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms

The impact of art is not in relation with the difficulty of craft but with the clarity and veracity of the underlying thought. Adeel Ahmed Khan

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say. Raymond Chandler

But what I care most about is when the reader is finished with my work they can say, I don’t know the particulars, but I know that emotion. Michael Ramos

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. Hippocrates

You may enrich the world with your craft, with your loving relationships or by raising great kids. Hrishikesh Agnihotri

You either create something and you keep it a secret and you die with it, or you can benefit the craft. Vidal Sassoon