Cubism is not a manner but an aesthetic, and even a state of mind; it is therefore inevitably connected with every manifestation of contemporary thought. It is possible to invent a technique or a manner independently, but one cannot invent the whole complexity of a state of mind.

— Juan Gris

The most jaw-dropping Juan Gris quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

The instant you know what the result will be, you are lost.


I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with.


I try to make concrete that which is abstract.


CĂ©zanne made a cylinder out of a bottle.

I start from the cylinder to create a special kind of individual object. I make a bottle a particular bottle out of a cylinder.


You are lost the moment you know what the result will be.


I make a composition with a white and a black, and make adjustments when the white has become a paper and the black a shadow.


I prefer the emotion that corrects the rule.