Aphorisms by author: Pablo Picasso

To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past, perhaps, it is more alive today than it ever was.
By theme : Art
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
By theme : Art Creativity
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
By theme : Creativity Art
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
By theme : Life Love
If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful.
By theme : Society Success
The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
By theme : Creativity
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
By theme : Art Creativity Success
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
By theme : Art
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
By theme : Art Creativity
I`d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
By theme : Humor Wealth Wit
Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning come from nor where it leads to.
By theme : Art Beauty Creativity
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
By theme : Art Creativity
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
By theme : Art Creativity
Everything you can imagine is real.
By theme : Art Creativity
He can who thinks he can, and he can`t who thinks he can`t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
By theme : Behavior Thought Art Creativity
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
By theme : Art Creativity
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don`t start measuring her limbs.
By theme : Art Creativity
A painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints.
By theme : Art Creativity
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
By theme : Lie Truth Art Creativity
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
By theme : Art Creativity
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