Salvador Dali - Quotes

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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.

There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad. ---->>>

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. ---->>>

I don't do drugs. I am drugs. ---->>>

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. ---->>>

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. ---->>>

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. ---->>>

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art. ---->>>

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

Let my enemies devour each other. ---->>>

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. ---->>>

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. ---->>>

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.

Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic. ---->>>

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous. ---->>>

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. ---->>>

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. ---->>>

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad. ---->>>

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it. ---->>>

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. ---->>>

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making. ---->>>

Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums. ---->>>

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant's revolution, but one of the extreme Right. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: 05-11, 1904
Birthplace: Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Die: 01-23, 1989
Occupation: Artist
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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí (; Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]; Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain (wikipedia)