A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
Freedom and independence form my character.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.