Famous Pablo Picasso Quotes

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

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 everything again, from zero.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist while still achieving milestones and outcomes as required by certain funders and policy-makers.

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

You don’t make art, you find it

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.

What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

The fact that for a long time Cubism has not been understood and that even today there are people who cannot see anything in it means nothing. I do not read English, an English book is a blank book to me. This does not mean that the English language does not exist. Why should I blame anyone but myself if I cannot understand what I know nothing about?” -Pablo Picasso.

Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It’s more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you don’t quite know where it comes from.

In every photographer there was a painter, a true artist, awaiting expression.

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

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

Photography has arrived at the point where it is capable of liberating painting from all literature, from the anecdote, and even from the subject. In any case, a certain aspect of the subject now belongs to the domain of photography. So shouldn’t painters profit from their newly acquired liberty, and make use of it to do other things?