Pablo Picasso Quotes
The path to youth takes a whole life.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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.
I do not seek. I find.
Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
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.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Art is the lie that makes us realize truth.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
We don't grow older, we grow riper.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Age only matters when one is ageing. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might just as well be twenty.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
I don't own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs several thousand dollars and -it's a luxury I can't afford.
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Youth has no age.
I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
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 the sun.
Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
Pablo Picasso Biography
: October 25, 1881
: April 8, 1973
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor. He is widely known for co-founding the avant-garde art movement Cubism.
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