Best quotes by the Spanish Painter Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
  • Art

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
  • life

Everything you can imagine is real.
  • Imagination

Action is the foundational key to all success.
  • Actions



Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
  • art

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
  • Art

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
  • inspirational

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.
  • future

It takes a long time to become young.
  • Age

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.
  • Artist

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
  • einstein

Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
  • Art

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
  • Art

I do not seek, I find.
  • Creativity

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
  • Art

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
  • Children

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.
  • mom

If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.
  • Art

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
  • Art

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
  • Imitation

It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.
  • Purpose

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
  • chief

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
  • Art

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
  • Success

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?
  • Sympathy

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
  • detail

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
  • Actions

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
  • Loyalty

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
  • Miracles

Give me a museum, and I'll fill it.
  • Art


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Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
  • Art

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
  • art

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
  • Art

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.
  • Artist

Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
  • Art

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
  • Art

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
  • Art

If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.
  • Art

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
  • Art

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
  • Art

Give me a museum, and I'll fill it.
  • Art

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso.
  • Artist

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.
  • art

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
  • art

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
  • Art

Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
  • Art

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
  • Art

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.
  • Art

The artist is a receptacle for the 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.
  • Artist

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
  • Art

It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit! ... I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it.
  • Artist

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
  • Artist

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
  • art

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
  • artist

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
  • art

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
  • artist

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
  • art

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
  • art

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.
  • art

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.
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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.
  • Artist

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso.
  • Artist

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.
  • art

The artist is a receptacle for the 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.
  • Artist

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.
  • another

It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit! ... I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it.
  • Artist

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
  • Artist

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
  • artist

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
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I do not seek, I find.
  • Creativity

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
  • chief

The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
  • Creativity

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
  • art

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
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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.
  • Artist

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso.
  • Artist

The artist is a receptacle for the 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.
  • Artist

It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit! ... I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it.
  • Artist

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
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Everything you can imagine is real.
  • Imagination

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
  • imagination

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
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You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.
  • Trust

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
  • learning

Accidents, try to change them -- it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
  • Mistakes

Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
  • Style



When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso.
  • Artist

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
  • Ideas

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
  • Prophecy

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.
  • art

It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.
  • Apathy

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
  • Computers

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
  • Genius

The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.
  • Talent

Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
  • blind

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.
  • joined

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
  • act

Youth has no age.
  • age

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
  • art

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
  • Art

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.
  • Color

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
  • Color

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
  • Criticism

It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace.
  • Genius

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
  • God

Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
  • Style

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
  • Wealth

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
  • Work

The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.
  • face

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
  • asked

Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
  • Art

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
  • Art

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.
  • Art

The artist is a receptacle for the 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.
  • Artist

To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
  • Progress

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
  • Things

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
  • hundred

I do not seek. I find.
  • seek

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
  • die

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
  • becomes

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.
  • another

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
  • close

If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!
  • vision

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
  • Art

It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit! ... I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it.
  • Artist

Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
  • Artist

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
  • Beauty

Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
  • Censorship

The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
  • Creativity

If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.
  • Culture

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
  • Face

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.
  • Facts

Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.
  • Fame

I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.
  • Fashion

Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their business are mostly imposters. We have infected the pictures in museums with all our stupidities, all our mistakes, all our poverty of spirit. We have turned them into petty and ridiculous things.
  • Museums

You know, it's just like being a peddler. You want two breasts? Well, here you are -- two breasts. We must see to it that the man looking at the picture has at hand everything he needs to paint a nude. If you really give him everything he needs -- and the best -- he'll put everything where it belongs, with his own eyes. Each person will make for himself the kind of nude he wants, with the nude that I will have made for him.
  • Nudity

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait.
  • Portraits

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
  • Youth

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
  • begins

They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
  • eyes

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
  • art

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
  • artist

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
  • imagination

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
  • art

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
  • work

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
  • museum

One must act in painting as in life, directly.
  • act

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
  • artist

When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it.
  • die

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
  • art

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
  • art

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.
  • art

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.
  • art

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
  • art

Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.
  • find


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