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Pablo Picasso on the importance of solitude in doing serious work

Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.

Pablo Picasso
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‘All finished paintings are dead paintings’

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Picasso’s Guernica took 7 weeks to paint, but it could have taken a lifetime. But done is better than perfect, especially in times of strife.

The piece appeared in a Paris exhibition in 1937. It became an essential piece of political art, signaling against the destruction of war.

Listen to BBC In Our Time: Picasso’s Guernica

 

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It’s not what an artist does that counts, but what he is.

Pablo Picasso
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Picasso: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

In the studio

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

Pablo Picasso

Inspiration is just the fuel.  Stop dreaming and start doing.   Don’t let inspiration backlash.

Bonus:

“Constantly seeking inspiration is anti-inspiring.”

— Derek Sivers

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I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.

—  Pablo Picasso

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Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

An inactive lifestyle will get you nowhere but a lot of regret.