Salvador Dalí Quotes


Best 60 Quotes by Salvador Dalí – Page 1 of 2

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

“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.”

“Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”

“Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you.”

“Don't argue with an idiot because people won't know which of you is stupid.”

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

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy of being Salvador Dalí — and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?”

“Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.”

“Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”

“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.”

“Happy is he who causes a scandal.”

“Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.”

“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”

“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.”

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

“I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone.”

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“I don't do drugs, I am drugs.”

“I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.”

“If you understand your painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”

“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.”

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

“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.”

“It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”

“Let my enemies devour each other.”

“Let them talk about one, even if it's good.”

“Love, I said, was strangely like certain gastric sensations in the first symptoms of dizziness, producing such delicate restlessness and quivering that one was not sure whether one was in love or was going to vomit.”

“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.”

“My madness is sacred, don't touch it.”

“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”

“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”

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