Aug 13, 2016

Live as a Poor Man

     I had this whole grand intro planned to ease into the latest selection of quotes I found for this week's post but now, as I'm sitting behind my computer with this on repeat (playing for the eight time in a row actually), all the words swirling in my mind suddenly seem redundant. "... one look in my eyes and you can tell that's true ..." So, yeah. This is it for this week. Pablo Picasso's quotes. Enjoy.
     P.S.: Maybe just this. Picasso's first word was piz which is short for lápiz which is Spanish for pencil. Just thought maybe you wouldn't mind knowing that. Cheerio.

Youth has no age.

The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

It took me four years to paint like Raphael,
but a life time to paint like a child. 

To copy others is necessary,
but to copy oneself is pathetic.

When you are young, you are young for life.
Cuando se es joven, se es joven para toda la vida.

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.

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

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.

A painter is a man who paints what he sells.
An artist, however, is a man who sells what he paints.
Un pintor es un hombre que pinta lo que vende. Un artista, en cambio, es un hombre que vende lo que pinta. 

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

By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles,
I became famous… I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.

There are only two types of women — goddesses and doormats.

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

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

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Los ordenadores son inútiles. Sólo pueden darte respuestas.

The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past they carry.
La calidad de un pintor depende de la cantidad de pasado que lleve consigo.

We don't grow older,
we grow riper.

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

When they say I'm too old to do something, I try to do it right away.
Cuando dicen que soy demasiado viejo para hacer una cosa, procuro hacerla enseguida.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat.
He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.

I am always doing what I cannot do,
so I may learn how to do it.

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Aprende las reglas como un profesional para poder romperlas como un artista.

Academic training in beauty is a sham. We have been so deceived,
but so well deceived that we can scarcely get back even a shadow of the truth.

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