100 Best Pablo Picasso Quotes From The Influential Artist

Artist Pablo Picasso quotes about art are some of the most relevant quotes.
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Pablo Picasso is a Spanish painter who gained worldwide fame as one of the most influential artists of the Cubist movement.

The cubism movement was one of the most impactful avant-garde art movements of all times making Picasso a leading painter at the time. He had garnered enough fame and recognition to sell his paintings for millions (approximately 140 million), due to their uniqueness, and had collaborated with Georges Braque to bring forth the cubist movement.

Since Pablo Picasso was such an influence in the cubist and avant-garde movement, his paintings fetch a high price. Here is a list of Pablo Picasso quotes that are revolutionary.

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The Greatest Picasso Quotes

Famous Picasso quotes are what some artists and lovers of Picasso swear by.

Here is a list of Picasso quotes that have redefined art and what it stands for.

1. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

-Pablo Picasso.

2. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

-Pablo Picasso.

5. "Action is the foundational key to all success."

-Pablo Picasso.

6. "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

-Pablo Picasso.

7. "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

-Pablo Picasso.

8. "I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

10. "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

-Pablo Picasso.

11. "Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."

-Pablo Picasso.

12. "It takes a very long time to become young."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

14. "Bad artists copy. Good artists steal"

-Pablo Picasso.

15. "Everything you can imagine is real."

-Pablo Picasso.

16. "Action is the foundational key to all success."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

18. "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.

19. "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."

-Pablo Picasso.

20. "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."

-Pablo Picasso.

21. "It takes a long time to become young."

-Pablo Picasso.

22. "Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."

-Pablo Picasso.

23. "The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense."

-Pablo Picasso.

24. "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

-Pablo Picasso.

25. "I made a face and began to cry"

-Pablo Picasso.

Picasso Quotes About Life And Living

There are many inspirational Pablo Picasso quotes about art that will energize your senses.

Here's a list of some exemplary life quotes and life lessons given by artist Picasso.

26. "There is only one way to see things, until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes."

-Pablo Picasso.

27. "There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats."

-Pablo Picasso.

28. "Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."

-Pablo Picasso.

29. "Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar."

-Pablo Picasso.

30. "The chief enemy of creativeness is 'good' sense."

-Pablo Picasso.

31. "We don’t grow older we grow riper."

-Pablo Picasso.

32. "Love is the greatest refreshment in life."

-Pablo Picasso.

33. "He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law."

-Pablo Picasso.

34. "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."

-Pablo Picasso.

35. "Youth has no age."

-Pablo Picasso.

36. "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

-Pablo Picasso.

37. "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."

-Pablo Picasso.

38. "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.

39. "People think that I painted the pictures of bullfights in those days after they were over. Not at all. I painted them the day before and sold them to anyone so as to have enough money to buy a ticket."

-Pablo Picasso.

40. "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

42. "People are always asking me to sign my old canvases. It’s ridiculous! In one way or another, I always marked my pictures."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

44. "Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima."

-Pablo Picasso.

45. "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else."

-Pablo Picasso.

46. "I do not seek. I find."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

48. "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

-Pablo Picasso.

49. "It takes a long time to become young."

-Pablo Picasso.

50. "Action is the foundational key to all success."

-Pablo Picasso.

Inspirational Quotes From Picasso

Picasso's paintings and concepts had a major impact on the world of art. Here is a list of some mood-boosting Picasso quotes.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

52. "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.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

55. "The name a person bears or adopts has its importance"

-Pablo Picasso.

56. "Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?"

-Pablo Picasso.

57. "Give me a museum and I'll fill it."

-Pablo Picasso.

58. "It seems strange to me that someone thought of making marble statues. 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."

-Pablo Picasso.

61. "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

-Pablo Picasso.

62. "Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time."

-Pablo Picasso.

63. "Sculpture is the art of the intelligence."

-Pablo Picasso.

64. "The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face."

-Pablo Picasso.

65. "Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war."

-Pablo Picasso.

66. "Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working."

-Pablo Picasso.

70. "It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction."

-Pablo Picasso.

71. "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.

72. "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.

73. "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.

74."To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture."

-Pablo Picasso.

75. "Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time."

-Pablo Picasso.

Picasso Art Quotes

Picasso was the master of abstract painting and the concept of cubism. Here is a great list of art quotes by Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

78. "The people who make art their business are mostly imposters."

-Pablo Picasso.

79. "If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!"

-Pablo Picasso.

80. "To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic."

-Pablo Picasso.

81. "I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

84. "To draw you must close your eyes and sing."

-Pablo Picasso.

85. "Man began to make images only because he discovered them nearly formed around him, already within reach. He saw them in a bone, in the bumps of a cave, in a piece of wood."

-Pablo Picasso.

86. "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.

87. "I want my paintings to be able to defend themselves to resist the invader, just as though there were razor blades on all surfaces so no one could touch them without cutting his hands."

-Pablo Picasso.

88. "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.

89. "Whatever the source of emotion that drives me to create, I want to give it a form which has some connection with the visible world, even if it is only to wage war on that world."

-Pablo Picasso.

90. "Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting."

-Pablo Picasso.

91. "Man doesn’t change. He keeps his habits."

-Pablo Picasso.

92. "Races and religions may have changed, but the marketplace, the living quarters, pilgrimage sites, places of worship, have remained the same."

-Pablo Picasso.

93. "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.

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

-Pablo Picasso.

95. "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.

96. "People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age."

-Pablo Picasso.

97. "Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? Why does one love the night, flowers, everything around one, without trying to understand them?"

-Pablo Picasso.

98. "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?"

-Pablo Picasso.

99. "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.

100. "When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine."

-Pablo Picasso.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Picasso quotes then why not take a look at Henri Matisse quotes or painting quotes.

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