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Pablo Picasso – 38 Quotes

 

38 Quotes by Pablo Picasso

 

Youth has no age.

– Pablo Picasso


It takes a long time to become young.

– Pablo Picasso


Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

– Pablo Picasso


Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

– Pablo Picasso


Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

– Pablo Picasso


Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

– 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


The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


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


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


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


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

– Pablo Picasso


Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

– 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


Good artists copy, great artists steal.

– Pablo Picasso


The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

– Pablo Picasso


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


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


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

– 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


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


Action is the foundational key to all success.

– 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


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


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– Pablo Picasso


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

– 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


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