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Salvador Dali Quotes



Quotes by Salvador Dali - (45 quotes)

Salvador Dali - From the Abstraction category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Ambition category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Architecture category:

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Attitude category:

Be mad. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Beauty category:

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Contemplation category:

To gaze is to think. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Critics category:

Let my enemies devour each other. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Drawing category:

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

Salvador Dali - From the Effort category:

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Ego category:

When I paint, the ocean roars. Others merely paddle in their bath. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Fear category:

I am the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images that I see appear on my canvas. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Genius category:

Oh, Salvador, Now you know the truth; if you act the genius you will be one. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Humour category:

It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Imitation category:

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Influence category:

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Intellect category:

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Invention category:

God invented man, and man invented the metric system. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Jealousy category:

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Memory category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Mistakes category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Modernism category:

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately, it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Modernism category:

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Money category:

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism - Money is a glory. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Opposites category:

It is either easy or impossible. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Originality category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Painting category:

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Perception category:

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Perfection category:

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Pleasure category:

There's no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Pleasure category:

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

Salvador Dali - From the Politics category:

Picasso is a communist. Neither am I. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Portraiture category:

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the subject grow to look like his portrait. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Possibilities category:

So little of what could happen does happen. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Reality category:

Paranoiac-critical activity makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality... (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Recognition category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Religion category:

God is just another artist, like me. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Revelation category:

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Satisfaction category:

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Seeing category:

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... to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Shock category:

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Surrealism category:

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Surrealism category:

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. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Taste category:

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

Salvador Dali - From the Thought category:

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Understanding category:

If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it. (Salvador Dali)



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Last modified: July 31, 2015