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Pablo Picasso
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I am a communist and my painting is a communist painting. But if I were a shoemaker, Royalist or Communist or anything else, I would not necessarily hammer my shoes in any special way to show my politics. Pablo Picasso
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You have to start somewhere. You can always erase reality later on. Pablo Picasso
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Even if the painting is green, well then! The 'subject' is the green. There is always a subject; it's a joke to suppress the subject, it's impossible. 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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We have a lot of reasons but only one real one. Pablo Picasso
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Art is not truth; art is the lie which makes us see the truth. Pablo Picasso
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The only thing emanating from my pictures should be emotion. Pablo Picasso
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The artist spends the first part of his life with the dead, the second with the living, and the third with himself. 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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Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. 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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Formerly pictures used to move towards completion in progressive stages. Each day would bring something new. A picture was a sum of additions. With me, picture is a sum of destructions. I do a picture, then I destroy it. But in the long run nothing is lost; the red that I took away from one place turns up somewhere else. Pablo Picasso
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The more technique there is, the less there is Pablo Picasso
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Don't waste your youth growing up. Pablo Picasso
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I am always making that what I am not capable, in an attempt to learn how to doing it. Pablo Picasso
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In art, practice always comes before theory. Pablo Picasso
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Photography has arrived at the point where it is capable of liberating painting from all literature, from the anecdote, and even from the subject. In any case, a certain aspect of the subject now belongs to the domain of photography. So shouldn't painters profit from their newly acquired liberty, and make use of it to do other things? Pablo Picasso
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The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past he carries with him. Pablo Picasso
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Style is besides the point. Nobody would pay attention if one always said the same thing, in the same words and the same tone of voice. Pablo Picasso
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I paint the way some people write an autobiography. The paintings, finished or not, are the pages from my diary. Pablo Picasso
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I would like to manage to prevent people from ever seeing how a picture of mine has been done. What can it possibly matter? What I want is that the only thing emanating from my pictures should be emotion. Pablo Picasso
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God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas. Pablo Picasso
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Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. Pablo Picasso
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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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Something sacred, that's it. We ought to be able to say that such and such a painting is as it is, with its capacity for power, because it is "touched by God." Pablo Picasso
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What I want is that my picture should evoke nothing but emotion. Pablo Picasso
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I want to know one thing, what is color? Pablo Picasso
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The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
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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
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Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso
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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
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God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. Pablo Picasso
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Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. Pablo Picasso
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Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? Pablo Picasso
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One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail. Pablo Picasso
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They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better. Pablo Picasso
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In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. Pablo Picasso
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What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing. Pablo Picasso
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Lord, protect me from what I want! Pablo Picasso
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For me painting is a dramatic action in the course of which reality finds itself split apart Pablo Picasso
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A picture lives by its legend - not by anything else. Pablo Picasso
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You mustn't expect me to repeat myself. My past doesn't interest me. I would rather copy others than copy myself. In that way I should at least be giving them something new. I love discovering things. Pablo Picasso
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And fame, for a painter means sales, gains, fortune, riches. And today, as you know, I am celebrated. I am rich. Pablo Picasso
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You see these thick curtains shut out the daylight: artificial light suits me a great deal better; it's absolutely steady, and much more exciting. Pablo Picasso
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When one starts from a portrait and seeks by successive eliminations to find pure form... one inevitably ends up with an egg. Pablo Picasso
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Painting isn't a question of sensibility; it's a matter of seizing the power, taking over from nature, not expecting her to supply you with information and good advice. Pablo Picasso
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The painter goes through states of fullness and evaluation. That is the whole secret of art. Pablo Picasso
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What a trade! Poor painters! They always wish to be understood, and they are analysed instead. Pablo Picasso
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People who read are people who dream. Pablo Picasso
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For me, there are two kinds of women - goddesses and doormats. Pablo Picasso
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The important thing is to create. Nothing else matters; creation is all. Pablo Picasso
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If there is something to steal, I steal it. Pablo Picasso
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Never copy yourself, always copy someone else. Pablo Picasso
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The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself. Pablo Picasso
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The best calculation is the absence of calculation. Once you have attained a certain level of recognition, others generally figure that when you do something, it's for an intelligent reason. So it's really foolish to plot out your movements too carefully in advance. You're better off acting capriciously. Pablo Picasso
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I am only a public entertainer who understands his time. Pablo Picasso
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If one knows exactly what is going to be done, why do it? Pablo Picasso
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Sex and art are the same thing. Pablo Picasso
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The academic teaching on beauty is false. We have been misled, but so completely misled that we can no longer find so much as a shadow of a truth again. The beauties of the Parthenon, the Venuses, the Nymphs, the Narcisusses, are so may lies. Art is not the application of a canon of beauty, but what the instinct and the brain can conceive independently of that canon. Pablo Picasso
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The earth doesn't have a housekeeper to do the dusting. Pablo Picasso
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Art sweeps the everyday dust from your soul. Pablo Picasso
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist while still achieving milestones and outcomes as required by certain funders and policy-makers. Pablo Picasso
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When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us. Pablo Picasso
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[Remark to Herbert Read, while at a children's art exhibition:] When I was the age of these children I could draw like Raphael: it took me many years to learn how to draw like these children. Pablo Picasso
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One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late. Pablo Picasso
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...why did Plato say that poets should be chased out of the republic? Precisely because every poet and every artist is an antisocial being. He's not that way because he wants to be; he can't be any other way.... and if he really is an artist it is in his nature not to want to be admitted, because if he is admitted it can only mean he is doing something which is understood, approved, and therefore old hat - worthless. Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. Pablo Picasso
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When you're really young, you're young for life. Pablo Picasso
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This idea of art for art's sake is a hoax. Pablo Picasso
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Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso
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