Joan Miro Quotes

“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.”

To gain freedom is to gain simplicity.

"I begin my work under the effect of shock, which I can sense and which gets me on the run from reality.. .In any case, I need a starting point, even if it’s just a speck of dust or a gleam of light."


How did I think up my drawings and my ideas for painting? Well I'd come home to my Paris studio in Rue Blomet at night, I'd go to bed, and sometimes I hadn't any supper. I saw things, and I jotted them down in a notebook. I saw shapes on the ceiling..



 try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.

"In the current struggle I see the antiquated forces of fascism on one side, and on the other, those of the people, whose immense creative resources will give Spain a drive that will amaze the world."



“Poetry and painting are done in the same way you make love; it's an exchange of blood, a total embrace - without caution, without any thought of protecting yourself.”


“I think of my studio as a vegetable garden, where things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to water.”



“More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed.” “What I am seeking... is a motionless movement, something equivalent to what is called the eloquence of silence...” -- Joan Miro “For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem.”