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Pablo Picasso
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Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? ...people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree. Pablo Picasso
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I don't say everything, but I paint everything. Pablo Picasso
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You don't make art, you find it Pablo Picasso
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To model an object is to possess it. Pablo Picasso
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For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography Pablo Picasso
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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
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There's nothing more difficult than a line. Pablo Picasso
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Good taste is the enemy of creativity. Pablo Picasso
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I don't own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs several thousand dollars and that's a luxury I cannot afford. Pablo Picasso
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Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Pablo Picasso
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Nothing can be done without solitude. I've created my own solitude which nobody suspects Pablo Picasso
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When we discovered cubism, we did not have the aim of discovering cubism. We only wanted to express what was in us. Pablo Picasso
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The path to youth takes a lifetime. Pablo Picasso
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It is not what an artist does that counts...but what he is. Pablo Picasso
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We are all born children- the trick is remaining one. Pablo Picasso
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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
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The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? Pablo Picasso
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To draw you must close your eyes and sing. Pablo Picasso
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Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. Pablo Picasso
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. Pablo Picasso
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The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. Pablo Picasso
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Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it? Pablo Picasso
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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 end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. Pablo Picasso
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If I don't have red, I use blue. Pablo Picasso
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It took me a lifetime. Pablo Picasso
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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
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Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors. Pablo Picasso
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A picture is not thought out and settled beforehand. While it is being done it changes as one's thoughts change. Pablo Picasso
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I put in my pictures everything I like. So much the worse for the things - they have to get along with one another. Pablo Picasso
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The secret of many of my deformations - which many people do not understand - is that there is an interaction, an intereffect between the lines in a painting: one line attracts the other and at the point of maximum attraction the lines curve in toward the attracting point and form is altered. Pablo Picasso
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What I find horrible nowadays is that people are always trying to find a personality for themselves. Nobody bothers about what you might call a painter's ideal... the kind that's always existed... No. They couldn't care less about that. Pablo Picasso
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I must keep on trying, just to keep the experiment going until I get tired of it all. Even if the last result is not necessarily the best, I stop when my interest in the problem wanes. Pablo Picasso
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I consider a work of art as a product of calculations, calculations that are frequently unknown to the author himself. Pablo Picasso
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Neither is there figurative and non-figurative art. All things appear to us in the shape of forms. Even in metaphysics ideas are expressed by forms. Well then, think how absurd it would be to think of painting without the imagery of forms. A figure, an object, a circle, are forms; they affect us more or less intensely. Pablo Picasso
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You cannot go against nature. She is stronger than the strongest of men. We can permit ourselves some liberties, but in details only. Pablo Picasso
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If you don't know what color to take, take black..... Pablo Picasso
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Art is a lie that makes us realise truth ... that is given us to understand. Pablo Picasso
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A plagiarist steals from one person. A true artist steals from everybody. Pablo Picasso
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All children paint like geniuses. What do we do to them that so quickly dulls this ability? Pablo Picasso
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Everything we can dream can be real. Pablo Picasso
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I imitate everyone except myself. Pablo Picasso
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Those trying to explain pictures are as a rule completely mistaken. Pablo Picasso
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The essential in this time of moral poverty is to create enthusiasm. Pablo Picasso
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Basically the French are all peasants. Pablo Picasso
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It is personality with a penny's worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace. Pablo Picasso
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Painting isn't made for the decoration of apartments; it is a weapon to be used offensively and defensively against the enemy. Pablo Picasso
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I simply painted images of what was before my eyes; it is for others to find hidden meaning in them. Pablo Picasso
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It is my misfortune - and probably my delight - to use things as my passions tell me. What a miserable fate for a painter who adores blondes to have to stop himself putting them into a picture because they don't go with the basket of fruit! . . . I put all the things I like into my pictures. The things - so much the worse for them. They just have to put up with it. Pablo Picasso
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How often have I found that wanting to use blue, I didn't have it so I used a red instead of the blue. Pablo Picasso
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When I paint I feel that all the artists of the past are behind me. Pablo Picasso
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The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. Pablo Picasso
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We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it. Pablo Picasso
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We have a lot of reasons but only one real one. Pablo Picasso
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The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face. Pablo Picasso
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I am exhausted if I don't work. Pablo Picasso
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Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be twenty. Pablo Picasso
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Through art we express our conception of what nature is not. Pablo Picasso
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I work with few colors, what creates the illusion of quantity is that they fell in the right place. Pablo Picasso
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In art, there is neither past nor future. The art that is not in the present will never be. Pablo Picasso
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When you are young and without success, you have only a few friends. Then, later on, when you are rich and famous, you still have a few... if you are lucky. Pablo Picasso
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The only thing emanating from my pictures should be emotion. Pablo Picasso
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We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell. Pablo Picasso
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Whatever the source of emotion that drives me to create, I want to give it a form which has some connection with the visible world, even if it is only to wage war on that world....I want my paintings to be able to defend themselves to resist the invader, just as though there were razor blades on all surfaces so no one could touch them without cutting his hands. Pablo Picasso
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It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso
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Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. Pablo Picasso
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Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso
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To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved. Pablo Picasso
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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
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Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. Pablo Picasso
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Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy. (about Guernica). Pablo Picasso
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