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Who said this?

  1. Feb 26, 2008 #1
    I am not sure if this question is suitable here. Please help.

    We are discussing who said this : " What can be spoken needs not to be drawn".
    Some say it's Picasso's quote. Can anybody confirm?

    Thank you.
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  3. Feb 26, 2008 #2


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    Pixel, if no one claims it, it's yours.
  4. Feb 26, 2008 #3
    It's hard for me to imagine a painter saying that.
  5. Feb 26, 2008 #4
    I myself find it hard to believe.
  6. Feb 26, 2008 #5
    Wasn't it

  7. Feb 26, 2008 #6


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    That would make more sense. You can often talk until you're blue in the face but a quick drawing of what you're trying to describe will make it clear.
  8. Feb 26, 2008 #7
    especially if you are trying to describe being blue in the face.
  9. Feb 26, 2008 #8
    How about P.T. Wordsworth's famous quote "A picture is worth a thousand words". Since "a word to the wise is sufficient", one one thousandth of a picture should be sufficient to the wise. I'm pretty sure that one one thousandth of what Picasso laughingly called a picture is sufficient to me and I'm not even wise. Perhaps what he really meant was that his pictures were unspeakable. Then again "wisdom is worth more than gold" and "silence is golden". Maybe the quote should be "Shut up!"
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