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Pablo Picasso Quotes

Pablo Picasso Wise

Pablo Picasso quotes: here are the most famous sayings from the late Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso.

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

“You mustn’t always believe what I say.  Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.”

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

“I do not seek.  I find.”

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

“The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.”

“You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.”

“Computers are useless.  They can only give you answers.”

“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.”

“It takes a long time to become young.”

“Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life – a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time.  Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.”

“You can’t run a business without taking risks.”

“The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face.”

“Others have seen what is and asked why.  I’ve seen what could be and asked why not.”

“Disciples be damned.  It’s not interesting.  It’s only the masters that matter.  Those who create.”

“Good artists copy.  Great artists steal.”

“To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.”

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

“I don’t believe in accidents.  There are only encounters in history.  There are no accidents.”

“Youth has no age.”

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.  There is no other route to success.”

“To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.”

“One starts to get young at 60, and then it’s too late.”

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”

“Every positive value has its price in negative terms.  The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.”

“Everything is a miracle.  It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.”

“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t.  This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”

“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.”

“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.”

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”

“Anything new, anything worth doing, can’t be recognized.  People just don’t have that much vision.”

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”

“What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.”

“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”

“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”

“Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.”

“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

“It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.”

“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”

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

“We don’t grow older, we grow riper.”

“The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.”

“One must act in painting as in life, directly.”

“There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but then there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”

“If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.”

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

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”

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

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