Pablo Picasso Quotes

Citations Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima... view

By: Pablo Picasso

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

Youth has no age... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?.. view

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

We don't grow older, we grow riper... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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... view

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso

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

By: Pablo Picasso