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Pablo Picasso Quotes

(1881-1973), Spanish Artist

Accidents, try to change them -- it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.

Category: Accidents

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.

Category: Achievement

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.

Category: Action

It takes a long time to become young.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Arts And Artists

If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.

Category: Arts And Artists

Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.

Category: Arts And Artists

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.

Category: Arts And Artists

Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.

Category: Arts And Artists

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. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.

Category: Arts And Artists

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Category: Arts And Artists

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!

Category: Beauty

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.

Category: Censorship

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.

Category: Childhood

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

Category: Children