Monday, 14 June 2010

Quote: Who do you think you are? Picasso?

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.

Pablo Picasso

Creepy Rock Clown

I wonder what we could achieve if we all had even a pinch of Picasso's self-esteem? Maybe we'd be more successful than we could imagine. Maybe we'd get punched for being full of ourselves .... but maybe it'd be fun to find out ....

Photo: Can you make it out? It's an odd 'face' I spotted in the rocks while cycling by, am not at all sure if it was spray-painted on or just a natural - if a little freaky - occurence! [August 2008]


  1. i love that quote by picasso and have never read it until your post today- thank u!! :)

  2. paintdropskeepfallingJune 14, 2010 8:52 p.m.

    Superb quote. Thanks for your great advice and perspective on my current dilemma. claire x

  3. I love the quote too! Especially accompanied by the ghostly photo. Whether the face in the rock is a natural phenomenon or encouraged by a human hand, whether Picasso was naturally talented or encouraged by his mother's belief in the power of self-determination, both command our attention and make us wonder, what if ... Great post.


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