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Famous mosaic quotes that will make your day

(3 min read) As an avid reader, as well as a music and movie buff, I pride myself on my fabulous collection of a variety of famous and not so famous quotes. From the well-known Eastwood’s quiet and ominous “Go ahead, make my day”, to less-known Day-Lewis’ annoyed “I drink your milkshake!”. Written and spoken art brought us some terrific quotes we use and abuse on a daily basis, I myself am guilty of mumbling “Chewie, we’re home” whenever I walk through my front door, as well as making everyone at work cringe with “Elementary, my dear Watson” all the time.

Gorgeous sea glass mosaic artwork by Denuse Terio | Mosaic art inspiration by Mosaics Lab
Seaglass mosaic art by Denuse Terio.

Some quotes are actually punching lines, some are inspirational, some are just plain funny, and others are wise and contemplative. Needless to say, topics are colorful too, and you can find quotes on basically anything from pineapples to world politics. Being one of the oldest art forms in the world, mosaic art also has its own array of famous quotes, both as a metaphor and as an art piece. Here are some of the most memorable mosaic quotes and some of the most memorable mosaic masterpieces as well. Enjoy!

Beautiful mosaic design by Carole Choucair | Mosaic art inspiration by Mosaics Lab
Gorgeous mosaic piece by Carole Choucair Oueijan.

“…Last night was a rapture in the mosaic sky. Dropping shards of love, dropping shards of love…” by Patti Smith.

Seduction Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab
Seduction Tile Mosaic Artwork, the proper way to illustrate this lovely quote. Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab.

“Mosaic” was one of the best songs on Smith’s 2012 album called “Banga”. If you weren’t sure what mosaics are made of, Smith and Daugherty will provide you with an answer — love.


“We are mosaics. Pieces of light, love history, stars- glued together with magic and music and words.” By Anita Krizzan, Poet

Ballet Dancer Mosaic design by Mosaics Lab
Street Dancer mosaic, ethereal but sharp this piece is just like Krizzan’s amazing poetry. Mosaic Design by Mosaics Lab.

This famous quote pretty much sums up Krizzan’s life philosophy. Her poetry has an almost cult following online and it’s enjoyed and celebrated by tens of thousands of poetry buffs every day.


“We become not a melting pot, but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” By Jimmy Carter, Politician

Gemini mosaic, Gorgeous Mosaic Artwork | Mosaic Design Inspiration by Mosaics Lab
Gemini, this vibrant piece perfectly encapsulates the quote about the unifying differences.

Considering the fact that one of the greatest achievements of Jimmy Carter’s presidency was the making of the Department of Education, it is no wonder that the 39th American president has a way with words. He used the term “mosaic” to describe the versatility of the American people and he couldn’t have picked a better word for it.


“So you were never a saint. And I loved in shades of wrong. We learn to live with the pain. Mosaic broken hearts. But this love is brave and wild.” By Taylor Swift, Singer-songwriter.

The Kiss mosaic reproduction by Yulia Nazarova | Mosaic Artwork inspiration by Mosaics Lab
The Kiss by Klimt. Mosaic reproduction by Yulia Nazarova.

It’s Tay-Tay you guys! Need I say more? Mosaic is EVERYWHERE. As it should be.


“The earth is a mosaic, and most fail to notice the gossamer tesserae floating down from the realm of the mind that form its images of beauty and horror.” By Lawren Leo, Author. 

Dreaming tree Mosaic art by Marlies Wandres | Mosaic Art inspiration by Mosaics Lab
Dreaming Tree by Marlies Wandres.

This well-known quote by Lawren Leo is the perfect piece of wisdom for the end. However, I wouldn’t be your favorite blogger if I didn’t have one honorable mention to top it all off. Here are just a couple of verses from Ricky Skaggs’ song “mosaic”:


“Tell me who it is you see. A little piece of colored stone. And placed here on its own. To me a mystery.” by Lawren Leo.

Woman in red modern mosaic artwork | Mosaic Design inspiration by Mosaics Lab
Woman in Red Mosaic Artwork


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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

Passionate art enthusiast; avid reader (you can find me on Goodreads under the same name); movie connoisseur; intolerable before my morning coffee.

38 Comments

  1. Julia Hess
    October 7, 2020 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    I have always enjoyed a mosaic piece. Creating pictures or designs out of ordinary things is just amazing.

  2. Amber Myers
    October 7, 2020 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    These are some fabulous quotes. And mosaics. I love that tree one.

  3. Krysten Quiles
    October 7, 2020 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    Gosh I just love all of these, thank you for helping me to explore these art pieces.

  4. Kileen
    October 7, 2020 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    All of this mosaic art is truly beautiful! So many awe inspiring pieces shown here!

  5. Stephanie
    October 7, 2020 at 7:03 pm — Reply

    I never knew there were so many good quotes about mosaics! Very cool.

  6. Emily Terrell
    October 7, 2020 at 8:09 pm — Reply

    The quote I loved best is “We become not a melting pot, but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” By Jimmy Carter I think it speaks volumes of how we should see each other in the world today.

  7. Yanitza Ninett
    October 7, 2020 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    I love everything about this article! And that Seaglass Mosaic is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Kathy Ngo
    October 7, 2020 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    Too pretty! I want THE KISS and the one with the scarf lady. It’s stunning.

  9. Ivan M. Jose
    October 8, 2020 at 1:11 am — Reply

    Beautiful quotes and stunning works of art. These can indeed brighten one’s day. Thank you for your generosity in sharing these!

  10. Olufunke Kolapo
    October 8, 2020 at 3:30 am — Reply

    This one is my favorite, “WE BECOME NOT A MELTING POT, BUT A BEAUTIFUL MOSAIC. DIFFERENT PEOPLE, DIFFERENT BELIEFS, DIFFERENT YEARNINGS, DIFFERENT HOPES, DIFFERENT DREAMS.” BY JIMMY CARTER, POLITICIAN

  11. Knashz
    October 8, 2020 at 6:49 am — Reply

    Ain’t this factual! It absolutely made my day!

  12. Tammy
    October 8, 2020 at 10:44 am — Reply

    I especially love the one by Anita Krizzan. Beautiful quotes and pieces of art.

  13. Jasmine Hewitt
    October 8, 2020 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    i never realized there were so many quotes with mosaics in them. this is neat!

  14. Monidipa Dutta
    October 8, 2020 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    All these quotes are lovely, especially this one by Jimmy Carter “WE BECOME NOT A MELTING POT, BUT A BEAUTIFUL MOSAIC. DIFFERENT PEOPLE, DIFFERENT BELIEFS, DIFFERENT YEARNINGS, DIFFERENT HOPES, DIFFERENT DREAMS.”

  15. Y.
    October 8, 2020 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    I love quotes but this is the first time I have come across mosaic themed quotes. I do like the quote by Lawren Leo. Something so special about it.

  16. Neely Moldovan
    October 8, 2020 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    Oh wow I love all of these! I love a good quote.

  17. Bella
    October 8, 2020 at 6:09 pm — Reply

    We love Taylor Swift’s quote and the mosaics themselves are beautiful to look at!

  18. SARAH L FLANAGAN
    October 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    Wow, this takes some serious talent! I have never seen one up close though!

  19. Heidi
    October 8, 2020 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    Such a beautiful and interesting art!

  20. Kileen
    October 9, 2020 at 1:41 am — Reply

    All of these mosaic art pieces are so beautiful!

    Kileen

  21. Kate
    October 9, 2020 at 7:21 am — Reply

    Great quotes – I particularly like the one by Anita Krizzan… and I love all the mosaics too!

  22. Joyce
    October 9, 2020 at 8:07 am — Reply

    Love them! I am always amazed by the creativity of the artist that are really good with mosaic art. It’s so satisfying to see the details.

  23. Mae
    October 9, 2020 at 8:55 am — Reply

    What a beautiful collection of mosaic quotes! Each mosaic piece is just stunning!

  24. Elodie R
    October 9, 2020 at 8:56 am — Reply

    These mosaics are beyond Beautiful! I could spend hours just watching them 🙂

  25. Yudith
    October 9, 2020 at 9:21 am — Reply

    wonderful quotes. Beautiful. The art also amazing.

  26. Melissa Cushing
    October 9, 2020 at 10:25 am — Reply

    I enjoy stopping by and seeing your beautiful mosaic posts. I am going to pick this up as a craft as I would love to get good at it and be able to create a mural for my bathroom shower stall or something like that. So pretty 🙂

  27. Joanna
    October 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    This is different. I know there are quotes out there about pretty much everything, but I’ve never read one about mosaics before. They are all full of emotions.

  28. Vera Ida
    October 9, 2020 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    beautiful quotes and inspiring!

  29. YL
    October 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    I never thought that Mosaics and Quotes complimented each other, so it was interesting to read your post. I do like the quote from Anita Krizzan

  30. Candace Hampton
    October 9, 2020 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    Wow, how beautiful. And you did not disappoint – these absolutely made my day! It’s so cool that you put all of these together. It was “Elementary, my dear Watson!”.

  31. Ayi
    October 9, 2020 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    These are really nice! Good thing I saw this in the morning, it’s a great way to start the day by looking into something nice.

  32. C.W.
    October 9, 2020 at 10:44 pm — Reply

    You never fail to inspire us with unique mosaic compositions. I enjoyed a lot.

  33. Jasmine Martin
    October 10, 2020 at 12:09 am — Reply

    I absolutely love this mosaic quote; “WE ARE MOSAICS. PIECES OF LIGHT, LOVE HISTORY, STARS- GLUED TOGETHER WITH MAGIC AND MUSIC AND WORDS.” BY Anita Krizzan. I completely believe it.

  34. Lavanda Michelle
    October 10, 2020 at 5:00 am — Reply

    These are beautiful Mosaics. I truly love the colors.

  35. Ana
    October 10, 2020 at 7:15 am — Reply

    I didn’t know quotes on mosaic arts also existed until now! WOW! Those are great inspiring quotes, love the post ❤️

  36. W.E.I.
    October 10, 2020 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    As always these designs of mosaic are so damn amazing and stunning one ever..these looks so fabulous..indeed glad you shared these with us..great work though….

  37. Joy
    October 12, 2020 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    Thanks for share this. I really enjoyed it.

  38. Laura Schwormstedt
    October 14, 2020 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    All of these Mosaics are so beautiful and I really hope to see some of them in real life one day

    Laura x

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