10 from Pablo Piccasso

  1. The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
  2. The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.
  3. There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
  4. Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
  5. I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
  6. Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
  7. He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
  8. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.*
  9. Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.
  10. It takes a long time to become young.

* I would change working to playing!