pablo picasso quotes

Pablo Ruiz Picasso is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso is best known for his extraordinary and revolutionary artwork. One should understand the excellence of Picasso by knowing that several paintings by this legendary artist rank among the most expensive paintings in the world.

Picasso was born on 25 October 1881 into a middle-class family in Spain. He spent most of his adult life as an artist in France. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years. Before the age of 50, this revolutionary artist had become the most well known name in modern art. Throughout the long course of his career, he tried various range of styles in his paintings and created more than 20,000 piece of artworks including paintings, drawings and sculptures.

He is also known for co-founding the Cubist movement. Picasso had a mass following of fans, which no other artists prior to Picasso had. His work is often categorized into periods. Picasso’s revolutionary artistic accomplishments had put tremendous impact on art and today he is considered as the “Father of modern art”.

Picasso died at the age of 91 in April 1973, but still he is the most respected name in artistic world.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
- Pablo Picasso
I do not seek. I find.
I do not seek. I find.
- Pablo Picasso
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
- Pablo Picasso
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
- Pablo Picasso
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something....
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
- Pablo Picasso
I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
- Pablo Picasso
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
- Pablo Picasso
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
- Pablo Picasso
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
- Pablo Picasso
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
- Pablo Picasso
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
- Pablo Picasso
Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.
Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good.
- Pablo Picasso
He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t.
He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
- Pablo Picasso
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
- Pablo Picasso
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe....
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
- Pablo Picasso
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso
Every child is an artist.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
- Pablo Picasso
Everything you can imagine is real.
Everything you can imagine is real.
- Pablo Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso