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Salvador Dali Art Quotes - (29 quotes)

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 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 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 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:

Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing unfortunately you can't help being. (Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali - From the Modernism category:

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art. (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 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:

Sometimes I spit on my mother's portrait for pleasure. (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 Religion category:

God is just another artist, like me. (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 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 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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