Lines Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lines quotes, lines sayings, and lines proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.     

Antoni Gaudi

Every single line means something.     

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasures of the journey. They rush straight to their target and then die in the very moment of their triumph without having thought, loved, suffered or enjoyed themselves.     

Rene Crevel

The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.     

Andy Goldsworthy

Lines create an experience beyond the literal. There is so much potential in losing and finding the line again. Like letting go and being awakened. Lines, like music, create potential for mystery.     

Linda Saccoccio

Remember, a line cannot exist alone; it always brings a companion along. Do remember that one line does nothing; it is only in relation to another that it creates a volume.     

Henri Matisse

A line is a visual trail of energy that has been drawn across a surface, and is a manifestation of the life energy of the person that made it.     

Mick Maslen

Art is a line around your thoughts.     

Gustav Klimt

They say stay in the lines, but there's always something better on the other side.     

John Mayer

You can't tell any kind of a story without having some kind of a theme, something to say between the lines.     

Robert Wise

Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.     

Aristotle

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points.     

Rudolf Arnheim

Line... is the most important part of any painting.     

Lyle Carbajal

The song of the curved line is called happiness.     

Rene Crevel

Lines are results, do not draw them for themselves.     

Robert Henri

Line is so versatile – you can do a fine, tight, closely observed description or simply put a line around an idea – like a cartoonist.     

Stan Smith

Every line tells its own story, even the very tentative ones.     

Gillian Redwood

It is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true.     

Piet Mondrian

Nature creates curved lines while humans create straight lines.     

Hideki Yukawa

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.      

Erma Bombeck

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.      

Archimedes

The line has almost become a work of art in itself.     

Theo van Doesburg