45 Motivational Pablo Picasso Quotes About Art, Life

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. These Pablo Picasso quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Pablo Picasso Quotes

  1. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~ Pablo Picasso
  2. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~ Pablo Picasso
  3. Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird? ~ Pablo Picasso
  4. The first half of life is learning to be an adult-the second half is learning to be a child. ~ Pablo Picasso
  5. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. ~ Pablo Picasso
  6. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ~ Pablo Picasso
  7. When I haven’t any blue I use red. ~ Pablo Picasso

  8. Without great solitude no serious work is possible. ~ Pablo Picasso
  9. Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso
  10. To draw you must close your eyes and sing. ~ Pablo Picasso Quotes
  11. If you’re stuck in a painting, then stop and draw something else. Draw a flower and put your love into that flower. Then your powers will come back again. ~ Pablo Picasso
  12. A plagiarist steals from one person. A true artist steals from everybody. ~ Pablo Picasso
  13. Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them. ~ Pablo Picasso
  14. Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ~ Pablo Picasso
  15. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso
  16. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Pablo Picasso
  17. The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past he carries with him. ~ Pablo Picasso
  18. Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso

  19. That inspiration comes, does not depend on me. The only thing I can do is make sure it catches me working. ~ Pablo Picasso
  20. I paint what I think, not what I see. ~ Pablo Picasso Quotes
  21. If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. ~ Pablo Picasso
  22. Paradise is to love many things with a passion. ~ Pablo Picasso
  23. 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
  24. Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? ~ Pablo Picasso
  25. We are all born children- the trick is remaining one. ~ Pablo Picasso
  26. Music and art are the guiding lights of the world. ~ Pablo Picasso

  27. Unless your work gives you trouble, it is no good. ~ Pablo Picasso
  28. Love must be proven by facts and not by reasons. ~ Pablo Picasso
  29. Don’t waste your youth growing up. ~ Pablo Picasso
  30. People who read are people who dream. ~ Pablo Picasso Quotes
  31. Art is not truth; art is the lie which makes us see the truth. ~ Pablo Picasso
  32. While I am working I am not conscious of what I am putting on the canvas. ~ Pablo Picasso

  33. When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine. ~ Pablo Picasso
  34. No, painting is not interior decoration. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy. ~ Pablo Picasso
  35. 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
  36. He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. ~ Pablo Picasso
  37. Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? Why does one love the night, flowers, everything around one, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting people have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only a trifling bit of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world, though we can’t explain them. People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree. ~ Pablo Picasso
  38. The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face. ~ Pablo Picasso

  39. It is important to remember that great things have no fear of time. We’ve got to let go of the idea that what we want to manifest has to be done on our time schedule. ~ Pablo Picasso
  40. A painting only lives in the eye of the beholder ~ Pablo Picasso
  41. In every photographer there was a painter, a true artist, awaiting expression. ~ Pablo Picasso
  42. Lord, protect me from what I want! ~ Pablo Picasso
  43. Good taste is the enemy of creativity. ~ Pablo Picasso
  44. I don’t work from nature, I work like nature. ~ Pablo Picasso
  45. A painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints. ~ Pablo Picasso

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