Day: September 26, 2011

Inspiration

It’s nearly the end of September!  2011 is disappearing so fast.  I’ve really enjoyed posting every day, and hopefully I can continue.  Today I thought I’d share a favourite quote.

You may not recognise the full name of the artist, but Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso was born 130 years ago next month.  His work has been the subject of much controversy, and some of it is still difficult to understand.  However, he was an artist in the true sense, and his work often had a message.

Apart from his art, however, he has left us with many quotes, and I’d like to share just a few of them with you today.

‘All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up’

‘Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone’

‘Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.’

‘The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.’

‘We don’t grow older, we grow riper.’

;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.’

This last one is my favourite.  I have also found it to be relevant to my own work.

‘Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.’

Do you have any favourite quotes?  I’d love to hear them.