This American tourist saw Picasso having a coffee at a Parisian cafe. She mustered strength, walked up to Picasso and said, in her high school French:
"Mr. Picasso, what a pleasure to meet. Can I please ask you to make a portrait of me? I will pay anything you want!"
Picasso took up his notepad, quickly drew a portrait and handed the drawing to the woman.
"That will be 5000 Francs, Madam." He said.
"WHAT! It only took a couple of minutes."
"No, Madam. It took a lifetime."