Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was never accused of false modesty. He once said, “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.”
One wonders if he thought as highly of himself when he was forced to burn his own paintings just to keep his apartment warm.
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