Pablo Picasso Quotes

On this page you can find the TOP of Pablo Picasso's best quotes! We hope you will find some sayings from Painter Pablo Picasso's in our collection, which will inspire you to new achievements! There are currently 437 quotes on this page collected since October 25, 1881! Share our collection of quotes with your friends on social media so that they can find something to inspire them!
  • Painting is stronger than me, it makes me do it's bidding.

    Jean Louis Ferrier, Pablo Picasso (1996). “Picasso”, Vilo International
  • 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.

  • I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face.

  • Everything we can dream can be real.

  • Even if the painting is green, well then! The 'subject' is the green. There is always a subject; it's a joke to suppress the subject, it's impossible.

  • In life you throw a ball. You hope it will reach a wall and bounce back so you can throw it again. You hope your friends will provide that wall.

  • Neither is there figurative and non-figurative art. All things appear to us in the shape of forms. Even in metaphysics ideas are expressed by forms. Well then, think how absurd it would be to think of painting without the imagery of forms. A figure, an object, a circle, are forms; they affect us more or less intensely.

    "Letters of the Great Artists - From Blake to Pollock". Book by Richard Friedenthal, Thames and Hudson, London, pp. 257-258, 1963.
  • I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

  • The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past he carries with him.

  • So there's only one tactic for the state: kill the seers.

  • An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.

  • When you're really young, you're young for life.

  • No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.

    Hans Ludwig C. Jaffé, Pablo Picasso (1983). “Pablo Picasso”, Harry N. Abrams
  • The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.

    "International Herald Tribune" Newspaper (Paris), February 28, 1990.
  • Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy. (about Guernica).

    Pablo Picasso (1972). “Picasso on art: a selection of views”, Viking Adult
  • I draw like other people bite their nails.

  • When there's dust missing here or there, it's because someone has touched my things. I see immediately someone has been there. And it's because I live constantly with dust, in dust, that I prefer to wear gray suits, the only color on which it leaves no trace.

  • Today, as you know, I am famous and very rich. But when I am alone with myself, I haven't the 'courage' to consider myself an artist, in the great and ancient sense of that word... I am only a public entertainer, who understands his age.

  • All art is subversive.

  • Have you noticed that bones are always modeled and not carved, that you always have the impression they come from a mold, that they were first modeled in clay? Any bone you look at, you always find fingerprints on it.

  • When you see what you express through photography, you realize all the things that can no longer be the objectives of painting. Why should an artist persist in treating subjects that can be established so clearly with the lens of a camera?

  • Painting isn't made for the decoration of apartments; it is a weapon to be used offensively and defensively against the enemy.

  • The Parthenon is really only a farmyard over which someone put a roof; colonades and sculptures were added because there were people in Athens who happened to be working and wanted to express themselves.

  • Those who attempts to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time.

  • The first half of life is learning to be an adult-the second half is learning to be a child.

  • If I could say this I wouldn't have to paint.

  • I have never had time for the idea of searching. Whenever I wanted to express something, I did so without thinking of the past or the future.

  • Everyone wants to understand art. Why don't we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand.

  • Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

    The Arts, May 1923
  • Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.

    Pablo Picasso (1972). “Picasso on art: a selection of views”, Viking Adult
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