We don’t grow older, we grow riper.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
One must act in painting as in life, directly.
Every child is born an artist. The trick is to remain an artist.
If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
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.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Georges Braque French Painter
- Miguel de Unamuno Spanish Essayist
- Edgar Degas French Painter
- Michelangelo Italian Painter
- Grandma Moses American Painter
- Claude Monet French Painter
- Lope de Vega Spanish Playwright
- Jacinto Benavente Spanish Dramatists
- Bahya ibn Paquda Jewish Philosopher
- Miguel de Cervantes Spanish Novelist