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.

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

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I try to make concrete that which is abstract.

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Cézanne 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.

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

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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.

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I prefer the emotion that corrects the rule.

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