Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.
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No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
It is either easy or impossible.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
This grandiose tragedy that we call modern 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.
Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing, unfortunately, you can't help being.
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
I do not believe in my death.
Young people need plenty of difficulties to achieve something.
... If you receive a little money for this, a little money for that, everything becomes mediocre, and collapses ignominiously.
The world of the cinema and of painting are very different;
precisely, the possibilities of photography and the cinema reside in that unlimited fantasy which is born of things themselves... a piece of sugar can become on the screen larger than an infinite perspective of gigantic buildings.
The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad.
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.
Nothing proves the truth of surrealism so much as photography.
The Zeiss lens has unexpected faculties of surprise!
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.
Democratic governments are not suited to the publication of the thunderous revelations I am in the habit of making. The unpublished parts will appear later... when Europe will have restored its traditional monarchies.
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.
The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.
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.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
[My art is] capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the 'practical, rational world.'
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.
Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
I was never capable of being an average pupil.
I would either seem refractory to any teaching and give the impression of being completely dumb or I would fling myself on my work with a frenzy, a patience, and a willingness to learn that astonished everybody. But to awaken my zeal, it was necessary to offer me something I liked. Once my appetite had been whetted, I became ravenously hungry.
Photographic data... is still and ESSENTIALLY THE SAFEST POETIC MEDIUM and the most agile process for catching the most delicate osmoses which exist between reality and surreality. The mere fact of photographic transposition means a total invention: the capture of a secret reality.
Someone like myself, who claimed to be a real madman, living and organized with a Pythagorean precision.
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
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?
I will be sof brief, I have already finished.
Just as I am astonished that a bank clerk never eats a cheque, so too am I astonished that no painter before me ever thought of painting a soft watch.
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.