Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
He who loses wealth loses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses courage loses all.
Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.
If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
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.
It takes a long time to become young.
You must look at who you are and make an effort to know yourself, which is the most difficult knowledge one can imagine.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Drama if I sing, drama if I don't sing. What do you do?
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.
Yes, thanks to God... my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia.
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.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
Well I look for an accompanist that does his work well, this to begin.
Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.
I do not seek, I find.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Depression is rage spread thin.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Nonsense is good only because common sense is so limited.
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.
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
The greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.