Famous Pablo Picasso Quotes

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ”
-Pablo Picasso

I do not seek. I find. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.”
-Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ”
-Pablo Picasso

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

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar. ”
-Pablo Picasso

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. ”
-Pablo Picasso

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. ”
-Pablo Picasso

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth”
-Pablo Picasso

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.”
-Pablo Picasso

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”
-Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
-Pablo Picasso

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.”
-Pablo Picasso

Youth has no age.”
-Pablo Picasso

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”
-Pablo Picasso

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”
-Pablo Picasso

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.”
-Pablo Picasso

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”
-Pablo Picasso

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
-Pablo Picasso

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.”
-Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.”
-Pablo Picasso

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.”
-Pablo Picasso

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”
-Pablo Picasso

We don't grow older, we grow riper.”
-Pablo Picasso

You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer.”
-Pablo Picasso