Pablo Picasso Quotes

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France.

Everything you can imagine is real.― Pablo Picasso

Here is A selection of some of Pablo Picasso most famous quotes. Pablo Picasso Quotes About Life, Love, Art, and The meaning of Life.


Pablo Picasso Quotes and Sayings

Everything you can imagine is real.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

― Pablo Picasso


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 sun

― Pablo Picasso


Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.

― Pablo Picasso


It takes a very long time to become young.

― 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 be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

― Pablo Picasso


I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

― Pablo Picasso


The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.

― Pablo Picasso


Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.

― Pablo Picasso


We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.

― Pablo Picasso


Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!

― Pablo Picasso


Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

― Pablo Picasso


Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


I do not seek. I find.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


To draw, you must close your eyes and sing

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Youth has no age.

― Pablo Picasso


If I don't have red, I use blue.

― Pablo Picasso


We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.

― Pablo Picasso


People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age.

― Pablo Picasso


When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― 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


Action is the foundational key to all success.

― Pablo Picasso


Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


All art is erotic.

― Pablo Picasso


Go and do the things you can't. That is how you get to do them.

― Pablo Picasso


Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

― Pablo Picasso


Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

― 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

― Pablo Picasso


Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― 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


Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.

― Pablo Picasso


We don't grow older we grow riper.

― Pablo Picasso


You don't make art, you find it.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not melt in one's bath.

― Pablo Picasso


Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.

― Pablo Picasso


Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized.

― Pablo Picasso


There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.

― Pablo Picasso


Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do it's bidding.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


It took me a lifetime.

― Pablo Picasso


Everybody has the same energy potential. The average person wastes his in a dozen little ways. I bring mine to bear on one thing only: my paintings, and everything else is sacrificed to it... myself included.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Sex and art are the same thing.

― Pablo Picasso


Painting it's a blind man profession. Painter is painting not what he sees but what he feels.

― Pablo Picasso


The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

― Pablo Picasso


In art intentions are not sufficient and, as we say in Spanish, love must be proved by deeds and not by reasons. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.

― Pablo Picasso


We have learned nothing in twelve thousand years.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Art is a lie that reveals the truth.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


When I was a kid I drew like Michelangelo. It took me years to learn to draw like a kid.

― 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


My hand tells me what I'm thinking.

― Pablo Picasso


When you come right down to it all you have is yourself. The sun is a thousand rays in your belly. All the rest is nothing.

― Pablo Picasso


You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words.

― Pablo Picasso


We're constantly moving dust from one place to another, only to have it replaced by more dust — entropy always wins.

― Pablo Picasso


It would be very interesting to preserve photographically not the stages, but the metamorphoses of a picture. Possibly one might then discover the path followed by the brain in materializing a dream.

― Pablo Picasso


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.

― Pablo Picasso


We have a definite but unknown quantity of experience at our disposal. As soon as the hourglass is turned, the sand will begin to run out and once it starts, it cannot stop until it's all gone.

― Pablo Picasso


Imagination is real.

― Pablo Picasso


You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery and you create a feeling of strength in reserve.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Art is theft.

― Pablo Picasso


Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

― Pablo Picasso


Academic training in beauty is a sham. When we love a woman, we don't start measuring her legs.

― Pablo Picasso


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

― Pablo Picasso


Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.

― Pablo Picasso


It is a miracle that one does not dissolve into one's bath like a lump of sugar.

― Pablo Picasso


I am a Communist and my painting is Communist painting.

― Pablo Picasso


People who read are people who dream.

― Pablo Picasso


Inspiration existis, but it has to find us working.

― Pablo Picasso


You have to wake people up! To revolutionize their way of identifying things... you've got to create images they won't accept.

― Pablo Picasso


The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal.

― Pablo Picasso


The first half of life is learning to be an adult-the second half is learning to be a child.

― Pablo Picasso


Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?

― Pablo Picasso


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