Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Spanish painter

Lived from: 1904 - 1989

Category: Artists

Quotes: Salvador Dali

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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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    Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
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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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    Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it.
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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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    I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
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    I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
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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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    It is either easy or impossible.
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    It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
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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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    Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.
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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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    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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    The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.
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