A woman was strolling along a street in Paris when she spotted Picasso sketching at a sidewalk cafe.
The woman went over and asked Picasso if he could sketch her, and charge her accordingly.
Picasso obliged. In just minutes, there she was: an original Picasso.
“And what do I owe you?” she asked.
“Five thousand francs” he answered.
“But it only took you three minutes”, she exclaimed.
“No”, Picasso said. “It took all my life.”
Pablo Picasso – born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish artist (1881-1973), Quotations book 2004