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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Art, Life and Greatness

These Pablo Picasso quotes are as classic as his legendary artwork.

Published on November 19, 2019 6:30 AM EST
Pablo Picasso quotes

Pablo Picasso is a legendary artist who brought beauty and life to almost anything he touched. He is by far one of the most influential and greatest artists of the 20th century, and even today Picasso continues to inspire others with his wise words and outlook on life.

Get artistically inspired with these wonderful Pablo Picasso quotes, and go out and paint your dreams!

Pablo Picasso quotes

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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Art, Life and Greatness

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

2. Youth has no age. – Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

6. 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

7. My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso – Pablo Picasso

8. Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

9. It takes a long time to become young. – Pablo Picasso

10. Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Quotes About Art, Life and Greatness

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

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

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

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

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

16. 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

17. The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. – Pablo Picasso

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18. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. – Pablo Picasso

19. It takes a very long time to become young. – Pablo Picasso

20. Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. – Pablo Picasso

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21. I do not seek. I find. – Pablo Picasso

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

23. 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

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

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

Pablo Picasso quotes 126. He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. – Pablo Picasso

27. I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. – Pablo Picasso

28. 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

29. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing. – Pablo Picasso

30. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

34. Love is the greatest refreshment in life. – Pablo Picasso

35. The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? – Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

39. Accidents, try to change them – it’s impossible. The accidental reveals man. – Pablo Picasso

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

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41. It takes a very long time to become young. – Pablo Picasso

42. By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous… I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time. – Pablo Picasso

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43. There are artists 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

44. This idea of art for art’s sake is a hoax. – Pablo Picasso

45. One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite else. It is remarkable how little the ‘willing’ of the artist intervenes. – Pablo Picasso

46. A picture lives by its legend – not by anything else. – Pablo Picasso

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

48. A picture is not thought out and settled beforehand. While it is being done it changes as one’s thoughts change. – Pablo Picasso

49. “People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone. That’s the disease of our age…”― Pablo Picasso

50. “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

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51. “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”― Pablo Picasso

52. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”― Pablo Picasso

53. “Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.”― Picasso

54. “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

55. “There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.”― Pablo Picasso

56. “Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.”― Pablo Picasso

57. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.”― Pablo Picasso

58. “We don’t grow older we grow riper.”― Pablo Picasso

59. “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.”― Pablo Picasso

60. “It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.”― Pablo Picasso

61. “The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.”― Pablo Picasso

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