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.
I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali.
Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory. – Check Out More Really Funny Money Quotes –
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.
Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?” Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches. – Check Out More Funny Friendship Quotes –
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
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.
There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.
The only difference between me and a madman is I’m not mad.
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Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.
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.
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.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it. Salvador Dali Quotes
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant’s revolution, but one of the extreme Right.
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
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.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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