Salvador Dalí quote for quote lover

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”― Salvador Dali


“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”― 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


“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 is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?”― Salvador Dalí


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


“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”― Salvador Dalí


“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”― Salvador Dali


“An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.”― 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 Dalí


“The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad!”― Salvador Dali


“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”― Salvador Dalí


“Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic”― Salvador Dali


“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”― Salvador Dalí


“The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.”― 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


“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.”― 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 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


“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.”― Salvador Dali


“Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”― Salvador Dali


“So little of what could happen does happen.”― Salvador Dalí


“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”― Salvador Dalí


“Let my enemies devour each other”― Salvador Dali


“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life”― Salvador Dalí


“People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.”― Salvador Dalí


“Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”― Salvador Dalí


“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.”― salvador dali


“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.”― Salvador Dalí


“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating: It is either good or bad. ”― Salvador Dali


“It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”― Salvador Dalí


“Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.”― Salvador Dali


“Forever will be you and me.”― Dali



“I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I’m never served a cooked telephone.”― Salvador Dalí


“This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.”― Salvador Dalí


“Let the labyrinth of wrinkles be furrowed in my brow with the red-hot iron of my own life, let my hair whiten and my step become vacillating, on condition that I can save the intelligence of my soul – let my unformed childhood soul, as it ages, assume the rational and esthetic forms of an architecture, let me learn just everything that others cannot teach me, what only life would be capable of marking deeply in my skin!”― Salvador Dalí


“What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.”― Salvador Dali


“The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.”― Salvador Dalí


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


“I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.”― Salvador Dalí


“The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”― Salvador Dalí


“When I paint, the Sea Roars
Others Splash about in the bath”― 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


“I dedicate this novel to Gala, who was constantly by my side while I was writing it, who was the good fairy of my equilibrium, who banished the salamanders of my doubts and strengthened the lions of certainties…”― Salvador Dalí, Hidden Faces


“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 Dalí


“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without winds.”― Salvador Dalí


“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 Dalí


“My mother’s death supervened, and this was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her… I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul.”― Salvador Dalí


“Surrealism is not a movement. It is a latent state of mind perceivable through the powers of dream and nightmare.”
― Salvador Dalí


“El amor, dije yo, se parecía extrañamente a ciertas sensaciones gástricas de los primeros síntomas del mareo, que producían una inquietud y estremecimientos tan delicados que uno no estaba seguro de si estaba enamorado o iba a vomitar.”― Salvador Dalí


“Mi locura es sagrada, no la toquen.”― Salvador Dalí


“Que hablen de uno, aunque sea bien”― Salvador Dalí


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