Best quotes by the Spanish Painter Salvador Dali

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.
  • art

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

It is either easy or impossible.
  • Art

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

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
  • War

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
  • Art

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

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.
  • Ambition

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.
  • Madness

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.
  • Memory

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

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.
  • Poetry

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

Let my enemies devour each other.
  • devour

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

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
  • Leadership

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

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

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
  • Appearance

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

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

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
  • Art

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
  • Style

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
  • Architecture

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.
  • Image

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

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.
  • Mistakes

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.
  • Respect

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

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.
  • Television

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.
  • attempting

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
  • between

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
  • money

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

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

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
  • art

I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

Pictures quotes by Salvador Dali

Go to table of contents

Painter similar to Salvador Dali

Go to table of contents

Pablo Picasso 103 quotes
Gustav Klimt 1 quotes


Part 1
Best Salvador Dali quotes

Part 2
Salvador Dali pictures quotes

Part 4
Quotes by authors similar to Salvador Dali

Loading ...