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Pablo Picasso quotes and quotations

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.
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

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephantand the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
Pablo Picasso

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

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
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 am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso

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

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
Pablo Picasso

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Pablo Picasso

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Pablo Picasso

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

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso

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

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso

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

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

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso

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

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
Pablo Picasso

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.
Pablo Picasso

We don't grow older, we grow riper.
Pablo Picasso

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Pablo Picasso

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

Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?
Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

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

I do not seek. I find.
Pablo Picasso

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso

It takes a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Pablo Picasso

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
Pablo Picasso

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

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

The artist is a receptacle 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.
Pablo Picasso

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Pablo Picasso

One must act in painting as in life, directly.
Pablo Picasso

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
Pablo Picasso

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

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

Youth has no age.
Pablo Picasso