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.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
It's always too early to quit.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
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.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
You got to get it while you can.