Freedom and independence form my character.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Aim for the highest.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
All thinking men are atheists.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
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.