"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Salvador Dali on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Salvador Dali on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Salvador Dali on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Salvador Dali on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Salvador Dali on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."
"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning."
"The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture."
"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."
"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality."