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“Everything you can imagine is real.”
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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso
tags: art
“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso
tags: art
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: Metamorphoses of the Human Form : Graphic Works, 1895-1972
“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
Pablo Picasso
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
Pablo Picasso
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun”
Pablo Picasso
“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 be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”
Pablo Picasso
“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
Pablo Picasso
“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
Pablo Picasso
“It takes a very long time to become young.”
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“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.”
Pablo Picasso
tags: art
“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”
Pablo Picasso
“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”
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“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
Pablo Picasso
“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!”
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“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso
“There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.”
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“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
Pablo Picasso
tags: art
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
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“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.”
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tags: art, god
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
Pablo Picasso
“I do not seek. I find.”
Pablo Picasso
“I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
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“The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”
Pablo Picasso
“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing”
Pablo Picasso
“If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.”
Pablo Picasso
“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.”
Pablo Picasso
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Pablo Picasso

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