At the age of six, I wanted to be a cook. At seven, I wanted to be Napoleon… And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since”.
“Before I was shot – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. The channel’s switch, but its all television”.
“I have suffered two grave accidents in my life. One in which a streetcar knocked me down….. The other accident is Diego(Rivera)”
“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is alas, not so easy as looking at it”.
“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment”.
"Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility"
"It took me 40 years to learn that painting is not sculpture"
“Painting today is pure intuition and luck taking advantage of what happens when you splash the stuff down”.
“I never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso”.