Quotes by 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.
- Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
- Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
- Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
- 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.
- Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
- Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
- 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.
- Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- 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.
- The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
- Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- 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.
- 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.