Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. 

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Action is the foundational key to all success.

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

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

Everything you can imagine is real.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?

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

We don't grow older we grow riper.

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

The more technique you have the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is the less there is.

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

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.

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.

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

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

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.

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

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.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.

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.

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

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!

Good artists copy great artists steal.

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

If there were only one truth you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.

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.

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

Colors like features follow the changes of the emotions.

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

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

When I die it will be a shipwreck and as when a huge ship sinks many people all around will be sucked down with it.

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

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

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.

Are we to paint what's on the face what's inside the face, or what's behind it?

There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.

Why do two colors put one next to the other sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form a clear volume through successive eliminations you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse one finishes with the portrait.

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

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.

They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.

It takes a long time to become young.

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

Inspiration exists but it has to find us working.

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line it might represent a minotaur.

Youth has no age.

One must act in painting as in life directly.

You have to have an idea of what you are going to do but it should be a vague idea.

He can who thinks he can and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable indisputable law.

The world today doesn't make sense so why should I paint pictures that do?

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.

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.

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

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

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

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer the mirror or the painter?

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.

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

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

To copy others is necessary but to copy oneself is pathetic.

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

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.