"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Salvador Dali on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Salvador Dali on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Salvador Dali on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Salvador Dali on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Salvador Dali on Winston Churchill
"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."