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Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
Born Pablo Ruiz Picasso - Malaga, Spain - 25th of October, 1881 / Died - France, April 8, 1973
Popular Pablo Picasso paintings include "Family of Saltimbanques", "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", "Three Musicians", and "Guernica"
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  • "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "Nature does many things the way I do, but she hides them!"
    Pablo Picasso
  • "There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."
    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
  • "Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "It isn't up to the painter to define the symbols. Otherwise it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words! The public who look at the picture must interpret the symbols as they understand them."
    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. If he only shows in his work that he has searched, and re-searched, for the way to put over lies, he would never accomplish anything."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."
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  • "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
  • "If there is something to steal, I steal it!"
    Pablo Picasso
  • "When we discovered Cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering Cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "People want to find a "meaning" in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age, an age that is anything but practical but believes itself to be more practical than any other age."
    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
  • "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

  • "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."
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  • "Variation does not mean evolution. If an artist varies his mode of expression this only means that he has changed his manner of thinking, and in changing, it might be for the better or it might be for the worse."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "In the old days pictures went forward toward completion by stages. Every day brought something new. A picture used to be a sum of additions. In my case a picture is a sum of destructions. I do a picture.. then I destroy it. In the end though, nothing is lost: the red I took away from one place turns up somewhere else."
    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
  • "Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "I don't say everything, but I paint everything."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "I can hardly understand the importance given to the word research in connection with modern painting. In my opinion to search means nothing in painting. To find is the thing. Nobody is interested in following a man who, with his eyes fixed on the ground, spends his life looking for the purse that fortune should put in his path. The one who finds something no matter what it might be, even if his intention were not to search for it, at least arouses our curiosity, if not our admiration."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do its bidding."
    Pablo Picasso
  • "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else."
    Pablo Picasso

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