Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
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.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
Everything you can imagine is real.
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.
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.
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.
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