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Pablo Picasso Quotes


A Spanish artist who lived and worked in Paris for many years.
(1881 - 1973)

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A long, long time is needed to be young.
 

A painter is a man who paints what he sells. An artist, however, is a man who sells what he paints.
 

Action is the foundational key to all success.
[Action]
 

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

All I ever made was made for the present and in the hope it will always remain in the present.
 

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

Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?
 

Art is a lie that leads us closer to the truth.
[Art]
 

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.
 

Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy.
 

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.
[Art]
 

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
[Art]
 

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

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
[Applause]
 

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
 

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

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
[Computers]
 

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.
 

Drink to me. Drink to my health. You know I can't drink any more.
 

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
 


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