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Salvador Dali Quotes

(1904-1989), Spanish Painter

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.

Category: Ambition

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

Category: Architecture

It is either easy or impossible.

Category: Arts And Artists

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

Category: Arts And Artists

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.

Category: Arts And Artists

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

Category: Autobiography

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

Category: Contentment

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

Category: Drugs

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.

Category: Image

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

Category: Imitation

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

Category: Influence

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

Category: 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.

Category: Memory

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.

Category: Mistakes

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

Category: Modern And Modernism