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Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
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.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
I am not strange. I am just not normal.
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.
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.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.
The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.
I do not take drugs. I am drugs.
There comes a moment in every person's life when they realise they adore me.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
So little of what could happen does happen.
Life is too short to remain unnoticed
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
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.
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.
The famous soft watches are nothing else than the tender, extravagant, solitary, paranoic-critical camembert oftime and space.
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
If you refuse to study anatomy, the arts of drawing and perspective, the mathematics of aesthetics, and the science of color, let me tell you that this is more a sign of laziness than of genius.
The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.
Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.
Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, understand them thoroughly.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets
Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
To be interesting, one has to provoke.
Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I.
And now the announcement of Watson and Crick about DNA. This is for me the real proof of the existence of God.
Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
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.
The problem with the youth of today' is that one is no longer part of it.
It is either easy or impossible.
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
Forever will be you and me.
Sometimes I spit on my mother's portrait for pleasure.
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?
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone.