"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."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Pablo Picasso on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Pablo Picasso on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Pablo Picasso on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Pablo Picasso on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."Pablo Picasso on Aristotle
"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."