Salvador Dali Quotes & Wallpapers

Salvador Dali
Total Quotes: 141


Man cannot change or escape his time. The eye sees the present and the future Salvador Dali

Everything that is contradictory creates life Salvador Dali

The daily life of a genius, his sleep, his digestion, he ecstasies, his nails, his colds, his blood, his life and death are essentially different from the rest of mankind. Salvador Dali

I shall be so brief that I have already finished Salvador Dali

I do not believe in my death. Salvador Dali

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. Salvador Dali

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. 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

I like Facebook. There many of my quotes will be known Salvador Dali

Happy is he who causes a scandal Salvador Dali

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. Salvador Dali

Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvador Dali - and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things this Salvador Dali is going to accomplish today? Salvador Dali

The problem with the youth of today' is that one is no longer part of it. Salvador Dali

Photographic fantasy: more agile and faster in discoveries than murky subconscious processes! Salvador Dali

[My art is] capable of liberating man from the tyranny of the 'practical, rational world.' Salvador Dali

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. Salvador Dali

Do not be afraid of perfection - you will never attain it. Salvador Dali

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. Salvador Dali

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali. 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

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. Salvador Dali

Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams. Salvador Dali

The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets Salvador Dali

Paranoiac-critical activity makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality... Salvador Dali

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. Salvador Dali

I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone. Salvador Dali

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. Salvador Dali

To be interesting, one has to provoke. Salvador Dali

The reason some portraits don't look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures. Salvador Dali

Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you. Salvador Dali

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others. Salvador Dali

Who knows how to taste wine never drinks wine again, but tastes secrets instead Salvador Dali

I do not take drugs. I am drugs. Salvador Dali

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? Salvador Dali

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. Salvador Dali

I like it, murder, because this is courage. It is anti-bourgeois. Murder is closer to heaven, because after becoming remords de conscience, one prays, one opens the sky, and the angels say, Good morning! Salvador Dali

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. 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

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory. Salvador Dali

Genius has to pass over madness and madness over genius Salvador Dali

I am the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images that I see appear on my canvas. Salvador Dali

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

We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant's revolution, but one of the extreme Right. Salvador Dali

New skin, a new land! And a land of liberty, if that is possible! I chose the geology of a land that was new to me. Salvador Dali

Since man's highest mission on earth is to spiritualize everything, it is his excrement in particular that needs it most. Salvador Dali

When the creations of a genius collide with the mind of a layman, and produce an empty sound, there is little doubt as to which is at fault. Salvador Dali

I will be sof brief, I have already finished. Salvador Dali

I don't take drugs: I am drugs. Salvador Dali

You know the worst thing is freedom. Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity. You know, Dali spent two months in jail in Spain, and these two months were the most enjoyable and happy in my life. Before my jail period, I was always nervous, anxious. I didn't know if I should make a drawing, or perhaps make a poem, or go to the movies or the theatre, or catch a girl, or play with the boys. The people put me in jail, and my life became divine. Tremendous! Salvador Dali

Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali

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. Salvador Dali

Someone like myself, who claimed to be a real madman, living and organized with a Pythagorean precision ... Salvador Dali

Since I don't smoke, I decided to grow a mustache - it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: "Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?" Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches. Salvador Dali

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvador Dali

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. 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

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture. Salvador Dali

God invented man, and man invented the metric system. Salvador Dali

If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it. Salvador Dali

I'm going to live forever. Geniuses don't die. Salvador Dali

Drawing is the honesty of the art. Salvador Dali

Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire. Salvador Dali

Without hesitation, I place Freud among the heroes. He dispossessed the Jewish people of the greatest and most influential of all heroes-Moses. Salvador Dali

When I paint, the Sea Roars Others Splash about in the bath Salvador Dali

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art. Salvador Dali

I think that the sweetest freedom for a man on earth consists in being able to live, if he likes, without having the need to work. Salvador Dali

Knowing how to look is a way of inventing. Salvador Dali

I don't need drugs. I am drugs. Salvador Dali

Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing, unfortunately, you can't help being. Salvador Dali

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. Salvador Dali



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