"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Salvador Dali on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Salvador Dali on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Salvador Dali on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Salvador Dali on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Salvador Dali on Abraham Lincoln
"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."