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10 Lessons from Pablo Picasso

for Life and Creativity

 

Pablo Picasso quotes: Lessons for Life and Creativity

The purpose of art is
washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Pablo Picasso quotes: Lessons for Life and Creativity

Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist
once we grow up.

  

Discover Your True Passion

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.

Challenge Assumptions

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not… Everything you can imagine is real.

Be Different

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense... Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

Learn by Doing

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

Develop a 'Can-Do' Attitude

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

Take Action

Action is the foundational key to all success... Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Create

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.  >>>

Experiment

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Keep Growing

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.

Create Life-Business Synergy

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.

 

 
 

 

Pablo Picasso's Paradoxical Rules of Life and Art

  • Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

  • You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.

  • To draw you must close your eyes and sing.

  • It takes a long time to become young.

  • Youth has no age.

  • The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

  • I do not seek. I find.

  • The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.

  • Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding?