Salvador Dali quotes

Born
11 May 1904 Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Died
23 January 1989.

Occupation
Painter.

Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931 .

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
– Salvador Dali
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
– Salvador Dali
There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
– Salvador Dali
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
– Salvador Dali
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
– Salvador Dali
Let my enemies devour each other.
– Salvador Dali
I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.
– Salvador Dali
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.
– Salvador Dali
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
– Salvador Dali
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.
– Salvador Dali
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
– Salvador Dali
Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.
– Salvador Dali
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
– Salvador Dali
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.
– Salvador Dali
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
– Salvador Dali
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
– Salvador Dali
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
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
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
– Salvador Dali
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
– Salvador Dali
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
– Salvador Dali
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
– Salvador Dali
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
– Salvador Dali
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
– Salvador Dali
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
– Salvador Dali
The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.
– Salvador Dali