20 Inspirational Quotes by Pablo Picasso About Art, Creativity and Life

Born in Malaga, Spain, in 1881, Picasso showed no aptitude for or interest in schoolwork as a boy, preferring instead to spend his hours in detention for being a terrible student lost in his sketchbook. Pablo Picasso recognized he was different from the others from a young age. Picasso was doomed to spend his life swimming against the current. He despised authority, the rigidity of classical traditions and techniques that he taught in the top fine arts schools where he grew up. He met a group of radicals, artists, and intellectuals in Barcelona in 1899, when he was 18 years old, who inspired him to break away from his classical education and launch him on a path of innovation and experimentation that would lead him to become one of history’s most influential and transformative artists. Inspired by his life we have created a list of powerful and inspiring quotes by Pablo Picasso.

Picasso‘s talent was fueled by a passion and honesty that saw him push the boundaries even further, defying all outward conventions and criticisms as he devised and changed the laws of the game time after time, whether motivated by personal tragedies, or wartime traumas, or secret elations.

Keeping in mind all the ups and downs of his life, Here are the 20 Best Inspirational Quotes by Pablo Picasso:

Also Read: 20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci

1. No age boundaries.

Youth has no age.

2. Maintaining the art in life.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

3. The mantra to success: ask yourself, why not?

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

4. Imaginations are not dreams they can be real.

Everything you can imagine is real.

5. Young doesn’t mean small age, age is just a number.

It takes a long time to become young.

6. Taste- the enemy of creativeness.

Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.

7. Putting off to tomorrow.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone

8. Rules are made to be broken.

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. 

9. Meaning of Bad and good artists.

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal

10. Understanding the distance between Idea and Thought

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.


11. Miracles do exist in real life.

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.

12. Know about an indisputable law.

He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

13. What is done is only what matters.

What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.

14. Learning and exploring new things in life.

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

15. No accidents exist these are all encounters.

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

16. Role of brain and eyes in life.

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.

17. Defining love, a refreshment of life.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

18. Painting gives meaning to life.

The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

19. Accidents don’t change a man.

Accidents, try to change them – it’s impossible. The accidental reveals man


20. It’s all about beginning with an idea, the results are always fruitful.

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.

This was the collection of the 20 best inspirational quotes by Pablo Picasso. Hope they motivated and inspired you! Any suggestions can be dropped in the comment box.

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