Pablo Picasso Quotes

Most popular Pablo Picasso Quotes

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
— Pablo Picasso
Everything you can imagine is real.
— Pablo Picasso

imagination

It takes a long time to become young.
— Pablo Picasso
Love is the greatest refreshment of life.
— Pablo Picasso
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
— Pablo Picasso
Action is the foundational key to all success.
— Pablo Picasso

action success

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

art action

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

art

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

money

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

imagination artists

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

inspiration

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

computers

The earth doesn't have a housekeeper to do the dusting.

earth

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
— Pablo Picasso
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
— Pablo Picasso
I am only a public entertainer, who understands his age.

artists

The fig-leaves that hide the private parts of literature.

punctuation

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

work

I'd like to live like a poor man, only with lots of money.
— Pablo Picasso
There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.
— Pablo Picasso

women

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

art

The people who make art their business are mostly in posters.
— Pablo Picasso

art

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

taste creativity

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
— Pablo Picasso
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
— Pablo Picasso

art

We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

art

I am always doing something I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
— Pablo Picasso
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
— Pablo Picasso

art children

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

art artists

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

genius

The passions that motivate you may change, but it is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

work

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
— Pablo Picasso Opium

miracles

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

painting

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

art

When you come right down to it, all you have is your self. Your self is a sun with a thousand rays in your belly. The rest is nothing.
— Pablo Picasso
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
— Pablo Picasso

art

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

God

As far as I am concerned, a painting speaks for itself. What is the use of giving explanations, when all is said and done? A painter has only one language.
— Pablo Picasso

art

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.

painters transformation

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.

artists

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

artists

Painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of magic designed as a mediation between this strange hostile world and us, a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires.
— Pablo Picasso

art

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

art artists

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form...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.

portraits

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.
— Pablo Picasso

genius childhood