“Everything you can imagine is real.”

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!”

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

“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 be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

“The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”

“It takes a very long time to become young.”

“There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats.”

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

“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.”

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”

“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”

“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.”

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

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

“I do not seek. I find.”

“If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.”

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.”

“Youth has no age.”

“If I don't have red, I use blue.”

Pablo Picasso