Following are some Pablo Picasso quotes which we have in our database of Quotes of Pablo Picasso.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
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.
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.
If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur.
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. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
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.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
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 everyt
What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist
They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it.
The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.
I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.