Quotes by Spanish authors


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"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction"
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"Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create"
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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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"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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"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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"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone"
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"One must act in painting as in life, directly"
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"If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes"
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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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"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions"
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"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal"
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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"
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"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth"
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"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary"
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"Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs"
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"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth"
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"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?"
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"An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought"
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"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up"
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"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them"
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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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"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it"
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"He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law"
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"What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist"
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