Famous Pablo Picasso Quotes

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The Greatest Picasso Quotes

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. Pablo Picasso

Youth has no age. Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. Pablo Picasso

There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. Pablo Picasso

Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding. Pablo Picasso

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. Pablo Picasso

People are always asking me to sign my old canvases. It’s ridiculous! In one way or another, I always marked my pictures. Pablo Picasso

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.Pablo Picasso

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Enough of Art. It’s Art that kills us. People no longer want to do painting: they make art. Pablo Picasso

Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art. Pablo Picasso

Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. Pablo Picasso

It seems strange to me that someone thought of making marble statues. I understand how you could see something in the root of a tree, a crack in the wall, in an eroded stone or pebble. But marble? It comes off in blocks and doesn’t evoke any image. It does not inspire. Pablo Picasso

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn’t everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist. Pablo Picasso

Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them. Pablo Picasso

What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. Pablo Picasso

To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture. Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense. Pablo Picasso

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them. Pablo Picasso

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso

It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Pablo Picasso

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Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar. Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: Metamorphoses of the Human Form : Graphic Works, 1895-1972

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. Pablo Picasso

The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face. Pablo Picasso

Now there is fame! Of all — hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public — fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true. Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. Pablo Picasso

To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved. Pablo Picasso

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. Pablo Picasso

All art is erotic. Pablo Picasso

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. Pablo Picasso

The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? Pablo Picasso

There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes. Pablo Picasso

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. Pablo Picasso

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. Pablo Picasso

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The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? Pablo Picasso

Good artists copy, great artists steal. Pablo Picasso

Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? Why does one love the night, flowers, everything around one, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting people have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only a trifling bit of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world, though we can’t explain them. People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree. Pablo Picasso

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. Pablo Picasso

Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness. Pablo Picasso

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Pablo Picasso

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. Pablo Picasso

When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. Pablo Picasso

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs. Pablo Picasso

What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing. Pablo Picasso

There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats. Pablo Picasso

People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree. Pablo Picasso

There’s nothing more difficult than a line. Pablo Picasso

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. Pablo Picasso

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We don’t grow older we grow riper. Pablo Picasso

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun. Pablo Picasso

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. Pablo Picasso

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. Pablo Picasso

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. Pablo Picasso

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. Pablo Picasso

Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good. Pablo Picasso

My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. Pablo Picasso

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. Pablo Picasso

He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. Pablo Picasso

I do not seek. I find. Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

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We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. Pablo Picasso

I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. Pablo Picasso

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. Pablo Picasso

You mustn’t always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.Pablo Picasso

Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived, but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth. People think that I painted the pictures of bullfights in. Pablo Picasso

Nothing is worse than a brilliant beginning. Pablo Picasso

We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell. Pablo Picasso

People think that I painted the pictures of bullfights in those days after they were over. Not at all. I painted them the day before and sold them to anyone so as to have enough money to buy a ticket. Pablo Picasso

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Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen. Pablo Picasso

What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. Pablo Picasso

I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. Pablo Picasso

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness! Pablo Picasso

I made a face and began to cry. Pablo Picasso

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