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.
Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
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.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
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.
Yes, thanks to God... my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia.
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.
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.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
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.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.
I do not seek, I find.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Depression is rage spread thin.
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.
Habits begin as cobwebs and end up as chains.
Nonsense is good only because common sense is so limited.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
The greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Absence -- that common cure of love.