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By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pablo Picasso

On devient jeune à soixante ans. Malheureusement, c'est trop tard

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I have always believed and still believe that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to the conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

When you begin a picture you often make some pretty discoveries. You must be on guard against these. Destroy the thing, do it over several times. In each destroying of a beautiful discovery, the artist does not really suppress it, but rather condenses it, makes it more substantial. What comes out in the end is the result of discarded finds. Otherwise you become your own connoisseur.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Man doesn't change. He keeps his habits. Instinctively, all those people found the same corner for their kitchen. To build a city, don't men choose the same sites? Under cities you always find other cities; other churches under churches, and other houses under houses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Critics, mathematicians, scientists and busybodies want to classify everything, marking the boundaries and limits... In art, there is room for all possibilities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

When I haven't any blue I use red.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I do not seek. I find.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pablo Picasso

What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

If I were to sign it now, I'd be committing forgery. I'd be putting my 1943 signature on a canvas painted in 1922.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Without great solitude no serious work is possible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless - all they can give you are answers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Good taste is the enemy of creativity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I've reached the moment where the movement of my thought interests me more than the thought itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I understand how you could see something in the root of a tree, a crack in the wall, in an eroded stone or pebble. But marble? It comes off in blocks and doesn't evoke any image. It does not inspire.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Two of the most frustrated trades are dentists and photographers - dentists because they want to be doctors, and photographers because they want to be painters.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Art isn't done to decorate apartments, but to wage war against the enemy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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 only 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Art is lies that tell the truth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing... When I find myself facing a blank page, that’s always going through my head. What I capture in spite of myself interests me more than my own ideas.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

A painting is not thought out in advance. While it is being done, it changes as one’s thoughts change. And when it’s finished, it goes on changing, according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

...the right to free expression is something one seizes, not something one is given.... if it does exist, it exists to be used against the established order.... There is absolute opposition between the artist and the state.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

There's nothing so similar to one poodle dog as another poodle dog, and that goes for women, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Good designers copy; great designers steal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress that you can't even imagine in advance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pablo Picasso

I go for a walk in the forest of Fontainebleau. I get 'green' indigestion. I must get rid of this sensation into a picture. Green rules it. A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

This idea of art for art's sake is a hoax.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pablo Picasso

When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pablo Picasso

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.