Pablo Picasso Quotes

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Good taste is the enemy of creativity.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
There are only two types of women -- goddesses and doormats.
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?
Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. People just don't have that much vision.
Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
When I was a child, my mother said to me, "If you become a soldier you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope." Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
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.
It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit!... I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
An artist must know how to convince others of the truth of his lies.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Everything you can imagine is real.
I do not seek. I find.
Work is a necessity to man. Man invented the alarm clock.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
I'd like to live like a poor man - only with lots of money.
Drink to me. Pablo Picossos last words
More about Pablo Picasso.

Back to main quotes

If you have quotation to add, please send it to me.