Pablo Picasso Quotes

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

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

 

 

“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“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 be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“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 sun”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“It takes a very long time to become young.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“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.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

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

 

 

 

“The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
― 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

 

 

“I do not seek. I find.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

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

 

 

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Youth has no age. ”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“If I don’t have red, I use blue.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone. That’s the disease of our age…”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Action is the foundational key to all success. ”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“All art is erotic.”
― Picasso

 

 

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” ― Pablo Picasso”
― Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

“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

 

 

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

 

 

“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
― 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

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