Pablo Picasso

prolific and influential Spanish artist who lived in France (1881-1973)

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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 tells the truth.
Good artists copy, great artists steal
We have a lot of reasons but only one real one.
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.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
The artist is a recepticle 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.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Give me a museum, and I'll fill it.
Accidents, try to change them -- it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
Accidents, try to change them-it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday living.
Art washes away the dust of everyday life.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
Everything you can imagine is real.
God is really only another artist, he made the elephat, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas.
Good taste is the enemy of creativity
I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
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.
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
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.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
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.
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...
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
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 the sun.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

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