Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
So true, and so hard sometimes. If you are into writing, you have probably experienced the brick wall, the writer's block or simply the unwillingness to sit down and write. You hope for inspiration to appear, to help you soar, give you the words. Well, it doesn't usually happen that way. You have to sit down, glue yourself to that chair, and work. If you keep on working, then you might experience inspiration, and you're ready for it.
I'm for the first time very close to finishing the first draft of a story, and I have indeed learned that Picasso's quote is true.