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Picasso: Memorable Quotes From a Master of Modern Art

"I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."

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Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso, otherwise known as Pablo Picasso, was born in Spain in 1881. Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he was responsible for co-founding the ‘cubism’ art movement with Georges Braque. He died April 8, 1973, aged 91. Here, some of his most memorable quotes:

“When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” Gjon Mili/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images “When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." Bettmann Archive “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Bettmann Archive "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” "He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law." Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images "He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law." “The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images “The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” “Everything you can imagine is real.” Arnold Newman/Getty Images “Everything you can imagine is real.” “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” Robert DOISNEAU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” "Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” Robert DOISNEAU/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images "Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” “Give me a museum and I'll fill it.” Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images “Give me a museum and I'll fill it.”
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