31+ Pablo Picasso Quotes

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  • “I paint objects as I think them not as I see them”
  • “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions”
  • “Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good”
  • “Love is the greatest refreshment in life
  • “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious”
  • “The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense”
  • “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction”
  • “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”
  • “I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them”
  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
  • “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”
  • “The meaning of life is to find your gift The purpose of life is to give it away”
  • “Every child is an artist The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up”
  • “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”
  • “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”
  • ““Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist”
  • “If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!”
  • “There is no abstract art You must always start with something Afterward you can remove all traces of reality”
  • “Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?”
  • “Painting is an essential function of human life Wherever human beings live, painting has existed and exists Painting is a language, as with words”
  • “”Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun”
  • “The more technique you have the less you have to worry about it The more technique there is the less there is”
  • “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”
  • “”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?”
  • “People want to find a meaning in everything and everyone That’s the disease of our age”
  • “When you come right down to it all you have is yourself The sun is a thousand rays in your belly All the rest is nothing”
  • “Others have seen what is and asked why I have seen what could be and asked why not”
  • “Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness”
  • “Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time””
  • “Others have seen what is and asked why I have seen what could be and asked why not”
  • “The people who make art their business are mostly imposters”
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