Cubism Quotes

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Pablo Picasso
“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.”
Pablo Picasso

Paul Cézanne
“Art is a harmony parallel with nature”
Paul Cezanne, Cizanne: Mont Sainte Victoire

Mary Rakow
“Maybe Cubism started this way. Memory re-arranging a face.”
Mary Rakow, The Memory Room

John Fowles
“I hate people who collect things and classify things and give them names and then forget all about them. That’s what people are always doing in art. They call a painter an impressionist or a cubist or something and then they put him in a drawer and don’t see him as a living individual painter any more.”
John Fowles, The Collector

Max Jacob
“Cubism is ... a picture for its own sake.
Literary Cubism does the same thing in literature, using reality merely as a means and not as an end.”
Max Jacob, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology

Gertrude Stein
“Cubism is a part of the daily life in Spain, it is in Spanish architecture. The architecture of other countries always follows the line of the landscape . . . but Spanish architecture always cuts the lines of the landscape.”
Gertrude Stein, Picasso

“It is a pity that no one in Paris bothered to quote Coleridge, who wrote, long before cubism, that the true poet is able to reduce 'succession to an instant.' Simultaneity in this sense is the property of all great poetry.”
LeRoy C. Breunig, The Cubist Poets in Paris: An Anthology

Gertrude Stein
“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”
Gertrude Stein, Geography and Plays

Will Advise
“As an evil cultist, I make an excellent evil cultist. Only I'm stupid, and not evil. And I worship nothing, really.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...