Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Youth has no age.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
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.
There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.
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.
The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
It takes a long time to become young.
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.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
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.
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.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
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.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.