Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973 was a Spanish painter, sculptor, poet and playwright, who co-founded the Cubist movement. He is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. 
His full name is ‘Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso’. 
‘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’ 
‘Action is the foundational key to all success’ 
‘Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working’ 
‘I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them’ 
‘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’ 
‘Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone’ 
‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls’ 
‘An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought’ 
‘He can, who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law’ 
‘Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not’ 
‘Youth has no age’ 
‘We don’t grow older, we grow riper’ 
‘The chief enemy of creativity is good sense’ 
‘It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction’ 
‘Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar’ 
‘It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child’ 
‘Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth’ 
‘To draw you must close your eyes and sing’ 
‘All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up’ 
‘The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?’ 
‘Every act of creation is first an act of destruction’ 
‘I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else’ 
‘I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money’ 
‘Painting is just another way of keeping a diary’ 
‘There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality’ 
‘Love is the greatest refreshment in life’ 
‘Painting is stronger than I am. It can make me do whatever it wants’ 
‘Art is the elimination of the unnecessary’ 
‘Good artists copy. Great artists steal’ 
‘Everything you can imagine is real’ 
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