"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Pablo Picasso on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Pablo Picasso on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Pablo Picasso on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Pablo Picasso on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Pablo Picasso on Oscar Wilde
"It takes a long time to become young."
"Youth has no age."
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
"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."
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."