120+ Salvador Dali Quotes on Love, Life | Inspirational Quotes

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Salvador Dali Quotes | Salvador Dali was born on 11 May 1904 in Catalonia, Spain. His real name was Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí. He became famous very quickly due to his strange painting style.

Many of his paintings were very famous, out of which The Persistence of Memory is a very famous painting.

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Salvador Dalí Quotes About Himself


“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

Salvador Dali


“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”

– 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


“Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.”

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali

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

– Salvador Dali


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

– 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 thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.”

– Salvador Dali


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

– 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

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“Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.”

– Salvador Dali


“The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.”

– Salvador Dali


Salvador Dali Inspirational Quotes


“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.”

– Salvador Dali


“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


“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 Dali

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“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.”

– Salvador Dali


“I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.”

– Salvador Dali


“I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”

– Salvador Dali


“It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.”

– Salvador Dali


“Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.”

– Salvador Dali

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“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


Salvador Dali Famous Quotes


“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


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

– Salvador Dali


“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

– Salvador Dali


“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.”

– 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

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“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.”

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

– 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


“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali

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“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


“I’m much more interested in speaking, or being near people who think the opposite of the things I think, than with people who think the same things that I think.”

– Salvador Dali


Salvador Dali Motivational Quotes


“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


“It is not me who is the clown, but this monstrously cynical and so unconsciously naive society, which plays the game of seriousness in order better to hide its madness.”

– Salvador Dali


“Whoever wants to engage people’s interest must provoke them.”

– Salvador Dali


“It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.”

– Salvador Dali

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

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”

– Salvador Dali


“I absolutely love life.”

– Salvador Dali

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

– Salvador Dali


“Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately, it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.”

– Salvador Dali


“If you understand your painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


“It’s better to have loved and lost.”

– Salvador Dali

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

– Salvador Dali


salvador dali quotes on love


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

– Salvador Dali


“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.”

– 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 Dali


“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

– Salvador Dali

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“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 Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


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

– 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

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

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali


“Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.”

– Salvador Dali


“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”

– Salvador Dali


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

– Salvador Dali

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“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


Salvador Dalí Quotes About Gala


“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 Dali


“I tried s*x once with a woman and it was Gala. It was overrated. I tried s*x once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Frederico Garcia Lorca. It was very painful.”

– Salvador Dali


Salvador Dalí Food Quotes


“At 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

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“When I was six, it was a sin for me to eat food of any kind in the kitchen. Going into this part of the house was one of the few things categorically forbidden me by my parents. I would stand around for hours, my mouth watering, til I saw my chance to sneak into that place of enchantment; and while the maids stood by and screamed with delight, I would snatch a piece of raw meat or broiled mushroom on which I would nearly choke but which,, to me, had the marvelous flavor, the intoxicating quality, that only fear and guilt can impart.”

– Salvador Dali


Salvador Dali Quotes In Spanish


“Hay algunos días en los que creo que voy a morir por una sobredosis de satisfacción.”

– Salvador Dali


“La diferencia entre los recuerdos falsos y los verdaderos es la misma que para las joyas: siempre son los falsos los que parecen más reales, más brillantes.”

– Salvador Dali


“La inteligencia sin ambición es un pájaro sin alas.”

– Salvador Dali


“El termómetro del éxito no es más que los celos de los descontentos.”

– Salvador Dali

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“No consumo drogas. Yo soy drogas.”

– Salvador Dali


“Los que no quieren imitar nada, no producen nada.”

– Salvador Dali


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“El problema con la juventud de hoy es que ya no es parte de ella.”

– Salvador Dali


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