A Quote by Pablo Picasso on art, picasso, subversion, poetry, and freedom

...art is something subversive.  It's something that should not be free.  Art and liberty, like the fire of Prometheus, are things that one must steal, to be used against the established order. 

...why did Plato say that poets should be chased out of the republic?  Precisely because every poet and every artist is an antisocial being.  He's not that way because he wants to be; he can't be any other way.... and if he really is an artist it is in his nature not to want to be admitted, because if he is admitted it can only mean he is doing something which is understood, approved, and therefore old hat - worthless.  Anything new, anything worth doing, can't be recognized. 

...the right to free expression is something one seizes, not something one is given.... if it does exist, it exists to be used against the established order.... There is absolute opposition between the artist and the state.

So there's only one tactic for the state:  kill the seers.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Source: Pablo Picasso, quoted in the book Life with Picasso, by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake

Contributed by: Will

A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on picasso and art

Art is a leap into the dark.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Contributed by: Burnell

A Quote by Wayne Dyer on shakespeare, picasso, galileo, spirit, genius, greatness, and energy

The unseen energy that was once in Shakespeare or Picasso or Galileo or any human form, is also available to all of us. That is because the spirit energy does not die, it simply changes form.

Wayne Dyer

Contributed by: lyonesseofgod

A Quote by Raphie on beats, picasso, and aphorisms

He spouted neo-post-Beat banalities like Picasso drew for kicks.

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

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