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

— Salvador Dali

The most courageous Salvador Dali quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

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

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Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.

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No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

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Salvador Dali quote A true artist is not one who is inspired

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.

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

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

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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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Salvador Dali quote Have no fear of perfection. You'll never

Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.

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

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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.

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Now sexual obsessions are the basis of artistic creation.

Accumulated frustration leads to what Freud calls the process of sublimation. Anything that does not take place erotically sublimates itself in the work of art

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Salvador Dali quote I don't do drugs, I am drugs.

I don't do drugs, I am drugs.

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

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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.

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Life is too short to remain unnoticed

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Salvador Dali quote Each morning when I awake, I experience

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure of being.

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About Salvador Dali

Quotes 137 sayings
Nationality Spanish
Profession Painter
Birthday May 11, 1904

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

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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.

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I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

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Salvador Dali quote Those who do not want to imitate anythin

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

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

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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.

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

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Salvador Dali quote Intelligence without ambition is a bird

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

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The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

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

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

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It is either easy or impossible.

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Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, understand them thoroughly.

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Let my enemies devour each other.

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

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

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The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets

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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.

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And now the announcement of Watson and Crick about DNA.

This is for me the real proof of the existence of God.

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We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.

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Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets

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

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

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The problem with the youth of today' is that one is no longer part of it.

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I tried sex once with a woman and that woman was Gala.

It was overrated. I tried sex once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Federico Garcia Lorca [the Spanish Surrealist poet]. It was very painful.

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Sometimes I spit on my mother's portrait for pleasure.

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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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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.

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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.

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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 this Salvador Dalí is going to accomplish today?

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Whatever happens, my audience mustn't know whether I am spoofing or being serious; and likewise I mustn't know either. I am in a constant interrogation; when does the deep and philosophically valid Dali begin, and where does the looney and preposterous Dali end?

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Eroticism, hallucinogenic drugs, nuclear science, Gaudi's Gothic architecture, my love of gold - there is a common denominator in all of it: God is present in everything. The same magic is at the heart of all things, and all roads lead to the same revelation: we are children of God, and the entire universe tends towards the perfection of mankind.

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Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali.

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An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.

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Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

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What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.

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Drawing is the honesty of the art.

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Paranoiac-critical activity makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality.

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