Top Picasso Quotes

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1. "A high-brow is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso."
Author: A. P. Herbert
2. "Orijinallik tuhaf bir seydir, Kat bunu biliyordu. Biri tasin üzerine bir sekil oyar. Bir makine paranin üzerine ölmüs bir baskanin resmini basar. Bir sanatçi bir tuvali boyar. Ressamin kim oldugu gerçekten önemli midir? Sahte Picasso resmi gerçeginden daha az mi güzeldir? Belki böylece düsünen sadece kendisiydi, ama Kat öyle oldugunu sanmiyordu.(syf. 71)"
Author: Ally Carter
3. "That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation."
Author: Anish Kapoor
4. "I work as an artist, and I think the audience of one, which is the self, and I have to satisfy myself as an artist. So I always say that I write for the same people that Picasso painted for. I think he painted for himself."
Author: August Wilson
5. "If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet."
Author: Brad Holland
6. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -Picasso"
Author: Caddy Rowland
7. "Picasso, Michelangelo, possibly, might be verging on genius, but I don't think a painter like Rembrandt is a genius."
Author: Damien Hirst
8. "There's a point where art is not subjective, and my example for that is Picasso. If you don't like Picasso, that's your problem."
Author: Danny Huston
9. "You see Michelangelo and Picasso and you read literature. I had some innate inchoate yearning for that, but I never really saw where I would fit in. That's called art. And then something happened to pop music, which is that it became art under the hand of the Beatles, the Stones, and Bob Dylan and some other people."
Author: David Chase
10. "Quixote shines from Lorca and Picasso, From Dally and El Greco, From the gloomy 'View of Toledo.' He was born before Cervantes."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
11. "Nobody taught Picasso how to paint - he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you."
Author: Dino De Laurentiis
12. "Peter took a deep breath. 'Really, Mother! Anyone who blows pink bubble in front of a Picasso Blue painting should be arrested."
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
13. "His strongest tastes were negative. He abhorred plastics, Picasso, sunbathing, and jazz--everything in fact that had happened in his own lifetime. The tiny kindling of charity which came to him through his religion sufficed only to temper his disgust and change it to boredom. . . ."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
14. "'Matisse and Picasso' is a little like Plato after Socrates. Socrates only taught in words. He didn't write. And after that, you had Plato and Aristotle to write about what he had said. I write about them because they didn't write about them."
Author: Francoise Gilot
15. "If Melissa Miller were an artist, she would have painted the world in vicious streaks of red. Nothing like Picasso's rose period, all soft and cheerful and so optimistic that it made you want to puke. Missy's red phase would have been brutal and bright enough to cut your eyes. Missy's art would have been honest."
Author: Jackie Kessler
16. "Barry had done it with her, the girl I loved, and it had meant nothing to him; Tanya would die and no one would care; and there were billions of bodies alive on earth and they would all be buried and ground into dirt; and Picasso was a master at age sixteen and I was a perfect shit."
Author: James Franco
17. "Fallujah was a Guernica with no Picasso. A city of 300,000 was deprived of water, electricity, and food, emptied of most of its inhabitants who ended up parked in camps. Then came the methodical bombing and recapture of the city block by block. When soldiers occupied the hospital, The New York Times managed to justify this act on grounds that the hospital served as an enemy propaganda center by exaggerating the number of casualties. And by the way, just how many casualties were there? Nobody knows, there is no body count for Iraqis. When estimates are published, even by reputable scientific reviews, they are denounced as exaggerated. Finally, the inhabitants were allowed to return to their devastated city, by way of military checkpoints, and start to sift through the rubble, under the watchful eye of soldiers and biometric controls."
Author: Jean Bricmont
18. "There is a constant ebb and flow in art historical reputations. The reputation of even the greatest figures like Picasso are in flux."
Author: Jeffrey Deitch
19. "It took the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 50 years to wake up to Pablo Picasso. It didn't own one of his paintings until 1946, when Gertrude Stein bequeathed that indomitable quasi-Cubistic picture of herself - a portrait of the writer as a sumo Buddha - to the Met, principally because she disliked the Museum of Modern Art."
Author: Jerry Saltz
20. "And then, anger gave way to pure and simple job satisfaction. I mean, when I looked at a dead zombie head on a spike, I thought, "Hey, I did that. Picasso would have been proud. Especially how I rearranged that eye"
Author: Jesse Petersen
21. "Sometimes it works. Sometimes I feel like playing 'Hospital'. Sometimes I feel like playing 'Pablo Picasso'. I've been playing a lot lately. I do it as long as I feel like it."
Author: Jonathan Richman
22. "You don't buy a Picasso because you love the frame."
Author: Joss Whedon
23. "EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE. IT IS A MIRACLE THAT ONE DOES NOT MELT IN ONE'S BATH. —PICASSO"
Author: Laini Taylor
24. "To model yourself after Steve Jobs is like, 'I'd like to paint like Picasso, what should I do? Should I use more red?'"
Author: Larry Ellison
25. "My face becomes a Picasso sketch, my body slicing into pieces."
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
26. "Picasso." He whispers like a priest. "Picasso. Who saw the truth. Who painted the truth, moulded it, ripped from the earth with two angry hands."
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
27. "Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, "Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don't. But you listen to them anyway." So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look."
Author: Marina Abramović
28. "Look at Picasso. O'Neill. Tennessee Williams. Capote. Were these shiny happy people spreading sunshine? No. Only the greatest of personal demons can force you to do powerful work."
Author: Marisha Pessl
29. "Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It's like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face... See if you paint wrong because that's the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you're an artist...You can take that to the grave and dig it up when you need it."
Author: Neal Shusterman
30. "Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." ? Pablo Picasso"
Author: Pablo Picasso
31. "The fact that for a long time Cubism has not been understood and that even today there are people who cannot see anything in it means nothing. I do not read English, an English book is a blank book to me. This does not mean that the English language does not exist. Why should I blame anyone but myself if I cannot understand what I know nothing about?" -Pablo Picasso."
Author: Pablo Picasso
32. "Bowling has the problem of wildly differing methods so that placing Wasim Akram against Bishan Bedi is rather like hanging a Rembrandt next to a Picasso and trying to produce a valid comparison."
Author: Patrick Ferriday
33. "The most evil person I ever met was a toss-up between Pablo Picasso and the publisher-crook Robert Maxwell."
Author: Paul Johnson
34. "Picasso created blank spaces through which an imagination could fly."
Author: Peggy Kopman Owens
35. "You have to distinguish between things that seemed odd when they were new but are now quite familiar, such as Ibsen and Wagner, and things that seemed crazy when they were new and seem crazy now, like 'Finnegans Wake' and Picasso."
Author: Philip Larkin
36. "What is the most valuable thing on earth? It's not the Hope Diamond, or the National Treasury. It's not a Picasso collection, or the Microsoft fortune. It is the wisdom of God, seen in the pages of your Bible. You've had access to it all along."
Author: Rachel Olsen
37. "I love the work of Matisse and Picasso, but I don't have enough millions to own one. And I don't really believe in owning art, anyway."
Author: Ravi Shankar
38. "I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso."
Author: Rita Rudner
39. "Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence."
Author: Roy Lichtenstein
40. "There is a relationship between cartooning and people like Mir= and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist, but it definitely is related even in the early Disney."
Author: Roy Lichtenstein
41. "You go Picasso!"
Author: Sarah Weeks
42. "A German officer visited Picasso in his Paris studio during the Second World War. There he saw Guernica and, shocked at the modernist «chaos» of the painting, asked Picasso: «Did you do this?» Picasso calmly replied: «No, you did this!»"
Author: Slavoj Žižek
43. "I couldn't see his face, because the light came in from behind him and he was in shadow, and he said, "I am Picasso." And I said, "Well, so what?"
Author: Steve Martin
44. "People in coats and ties were milling around the Talley gallery, and on the wall were the minimally rendered still lifes by Giorgio Morandi, most of them no bigger than a tea tray. Their thin browns, ashy grays, and muted blues made people speak softly to one another, as if a shouted word might curdle one of the paintings and ruin it. Bottles, carafes, and ceramic whatnots sat in his paintings like small animals huddling for warmth, and these shy pictures could easily hang next to a Picasso or Matisse without feeling inferior."
Author: Steve Martin
45. "Most artists never get a chance to be Picasso, but that doesn't mean you would stop painting."
Author: Teddy Thompson
46. "I don't want to compare myself to Picasso, but he had four or five periods in his life. Any good artist grows and changes and matures."
Author: Tucker Max
47. "If there is some red spot on one of my paintings it is unlikely to be the heart of the work. The painting was done regardless of it. You could remove the red and still the painting would be there. But in Matisse's work it is inconceivable that you could remove a spot of red, no matter how small without the entire painting instantly collapsing.' Pablo Picasso"
Author: Volkmar Essers
48. "Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy, great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
Author: Walter Isaacson
49. "Jobs was a strong-willed, elitist artist who didn't want his creations mutated inauspiciously by unworthy programmers. To him it would be as if someone off the street added some brush strokes to a Picasso painting or changed the lyrics to a Dylan song."
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting. Cezanne did it, Picasso did it with Cubism. Then Pollock did it. He busted our idea of a picture all to hell. Then there could be new paintings again."
Author: Willem De Kooning

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