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Pablo Picasso Quotes

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer. Here are some best Pablo Picasso quotes.
Pablo Picasso Quotes
Pablo Picasso Quotes

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Here are some best Pablo Picasso quotes.

1. “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”  — Pablo Picasso

2. “To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.”  — Pablo Picasso

3. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  — Pablo Picasso

4. “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”  — Pablo Picasso

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

6. “There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.”  — Pablo Picasso

7. “The chief enemy of creativity is 'good sense.”  — Pablo Picasso

8. “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.”  — Pablo Picasso

9. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”  — Pablo Picasso

10. “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 end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”  — Pablo Picasso

11. “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

12. “It takes a long time to become young.”  — Pablo Picasso

13. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”  — Pablo Picasso

14. “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”  — Pablo Picasso

15. “I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”  — Pablo Picasso

16. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”  — Pablo Picasso

17. “Everything you can imagine is real.”  — Pablo Picasso

18. “The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.”  — Pablo Picasso

19. “Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?”  — Pablo Picasso

20. “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.”  — Pablo Picasso

21. “I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”  — Pablo Picasso

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

23. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.”  — Pablo Picasso

24. “They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.”  — Pablo Picasso

25. “To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.”  — Pablo Picasso

26. “One must act in painting as in life, directly.”  — Pablo Picasso

27. “The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.”  — Pablo Picasso

28. “Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.”  — Pablo Picasso

29. “I do not seek. I find.”  — Pablo Picasso

30. “If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.”  — Pablo Picasso

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

32. “If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.”  — Pablo Picasso

33. “If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.”  — Pablo Picasso

34. “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”  — Pablo Picasso

35. “To draw you must close your eyes and sing.”  — Pablo Picasso

36. “I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.”  — Pablo Picasso

37. “You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.”  — Pablo Picasso

38. “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

39. “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

40. “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

41. “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

42. “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

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

44. “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”  — Pablo Picasso

45. “Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.”  — Pablo Picasso

46. “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.”  — Pablo Picasso

47. “Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.”  — Pablo Picasso

48. “He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”  — Pablo Picasso

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

50. “The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”  — Pablo Picasso

51. “Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?”  — Pablo Picasso

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

53. “The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.”  — Pablo Picasso

54. “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.”  — Pablo Picasso

55. “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

56. “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

57. “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

58. “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.”  — Pablo Picasso

59. “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”  — Pablo Picasso

60. “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.”  — Pablo Picasso

61. “One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.”  — Pablo Picasso

62. “Youth has no age.”  — Pablo Picasso

63. “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

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

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

66. “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”  — Pablo Picasso

67. “Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?”  — Pablo Picasso

68. “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

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

70. “The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.”  — Pablo Picasso

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

72. “We don't grow older, we grow riper.”  — Pablo Picasso

73. “Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.”  — Pablo Picasso

74. “Give me a museum and I'll fill it.”  — Pablo Picasso