The Best Pablo Picasso Quotes 

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A list of the best Pablo Picasso quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Pablo Picasso quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Pablo Picasso quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Pablo Picasso should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Pablo Picasso quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso
michaelj72 added The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso
Good artists copy, great artists steal Pablo Picasso
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up. Pablo Picasso
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them. Pablo Picasso
michaelj72 added I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
michaelj72 added It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso
michaelj72 added Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. Pablo Picasso
andre-sitkowski added Pablo Picasso has 12 letters in his name, there was 1 of him. His first name has 5 letters, 5 - 1 = 4. 12 / 4 = 3. Illuminati is a triangle and an eye. A triangle has 3 points, ilumintie cunfurmd.
Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar. Pablo Picasso
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. Pablo Picasso
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. Pablo Picasso
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. 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
Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true. Pablo Picasso
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. Pablo Picasso
Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their business are mostly imposters. We have infected the pictures in museums with all our stupidities, all our mistakes, all our poverty of spirit. We have turned them into petty and ridiculous things. Pablo Picasso
michaelj72 added Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
The chief enemy of creativity is good taste. Pablo Picasso
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. Pablo Picasso
michaelj72 added Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace. Pablo Picasso