Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
Everything you can imagine is real.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
The way to know life is to love many things.
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.
No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
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.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
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.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
It takes a long time to become young.
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.
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
I wish they would only take me as I am.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
I do not seek, I find.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
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.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
You mustn't always believe what I say.
Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
There is peace even in the storm.
It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.
Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.