Quotes by Spanish authors


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"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others"
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"We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth"
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"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers"
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"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money"
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"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary"
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"Action is the foundational key to all success"
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"It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then"
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"There's nothing more human than two people making love"
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"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them"
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"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working"
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"You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer"
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"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"
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"You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea"
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"Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint"
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"What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero"
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"The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense"
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"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?"
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"When I die, it will be a shipwreck, and as when a huge ship sinks, many people all around will be sucked down with it"
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"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"
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"The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face"
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"One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail"
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"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"
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"Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock"
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"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"
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"If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur"
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"I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!"
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"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents"
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"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else"
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