Quotes by Pablo Picasso

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.

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.

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.