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Pablo Picasso Quotes

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  • Full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
  • Born: 25 October 1881, Málaga, Spain
  • Died: 8 April 1973, Mougins, France
  • Profession: Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France.

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

Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

Pablo Picasso

It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso

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.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

Pablo Picasso

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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.

Pablo Picasso

Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.

Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

I do not seek. I find.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

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.”

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

Pablo Picasso

We don’t grow older, we grow riper.

Pablo Picasso

Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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.

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso

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

Pablo Picasso