What is your favorite Picasso quote?

What is your favorite Picasso quote?

Picasso quote

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. (via:Wikipedia)


 

  • “A picture lives by its legend – not by anything else.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Accidents, try to change them — it's impossible. The accidental reveals man. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superflous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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.” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “Enough of Art. It's Art that kills us. People no longer want to do painting: they make art.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Everything you can imagine is real.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Give me a museum, and I'll fill it.” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I do not seek. I find.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I’m like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn’t matter which wine.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I never calculate. That is why those who do, calculate so much less accurately than I.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!” — picasso quotes

 

  • “If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “In my opinion to search means nothing in painting. To find, is the thing.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “It takes a very long time to become young.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “It’s not what the artist does that counts, but what he is.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “My mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Nature and art, being two different things, cannot be the same thing. Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite — that particular peach is but a detail.” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “One starts to get young at the age of sixty.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Sculpture is the art of the intelligence. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Taste is the enemy of creativeness. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The artist is a receptacle for the 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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “The one who finds something no matter what it might be, even if his intention were not to search for it, at least arouses our curiosity, if not our admiration.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The people who make art their business are mostly impostors. ” — picasso quotes

 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” — picasso quotes 

 

  • “There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Through art we express our conception of what nature is not. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “We don't grow older, we grow riper.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “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. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. ” — picasso quotes

 

  • “You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.” — picasso quotes

 

  • “Youth has no age.” — picasso quotes

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