A collection of Salvador Dali Quotes (149+)

We have prepared you an inspirational collection of Salvador Dali Quotes for every day that you feel less motivated.

Salvador Dali was a phenomenal Surrealist painter and we hope that you agree and enjoy the artist’s way of seeing life. 

Salvador Dalí, in full Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech, was the most influential Spanish Surrealist painter and printmaker of the 20th century.

He was the son of Salvador Dalí Cusí, a notary, and Felipa Domènech Ferrés.

His family lived in Figueras, Catalonia, Spain, but spent summers in the seaside community of Cadaqués, where Dalí drew and painted the coastal landscape and his family.

There he also studied painting with Ramón Pichot, a family friend.

Salvador Dalí began his formal education at a public school in Figueras, Catalonia, Spain, but soon his father switched him to a private school where instruction was in French.

Later he studied at the San Fernando Academy of Art in Madrid, where he befriended Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel.

While in school, Dalí began exploring many forms of art including classical painters like Raphael, Bronzino and Diego Velázquez (from whom he adopted his signature curled mustache). 

In between 1926 and 1929, Dalí made several trips to Paris, where he met with influential painters and intellectuals such as Picasso, whom he revered.

During this time, Dalí painted a number of works that displayed Picasso’s influence. 

All of this experimentation led to Dalí’s first Surrealistic period in 1929.

Dalí’s major contribution to the Surrealist movement was what the artist called the “paranoiac-critical method,” a mental exercise of accessing the subconscious to enhance artistic creativity.

Dalí would use the method to create a reality from his dreams and subconscious thoughts, thus mentally changing reality to what he wanted it to be and not necessarily what it was.

For Dalí, it became a way of life.

 IIn 1980, Dalí was forced to retire from painting due to a motor disorder that caused permanent trembling and weakness in his hands.

No longer able to hold a paintbrush, he’d lost the ability to express himself the way he knew best. This was only the beginning of sorrow for the painter. 

We hope you enjoy and get inspired by our collection of Salvador Dali Quotes!

5 Salvador Dali Quotes

 1.      “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.”

2.      “Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being — and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this  going to accomplish today?”

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

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

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

15 Salvador Dali Quotes

1.    “The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.”

2.    “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.”

3.     “I absolutely love life.” 

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

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

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

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

8.     “It’s better to have loved and lost.” 

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

10.                 “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.”

11.                 “So little of what could happen does happen.”

12.                 “Life is too short to remain unnoticed.”

13.                 “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy person.”

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

15. “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

20 Salvador Dali Quotes

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

2.      “Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health.

However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?”

Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.”

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

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

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

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

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

8.      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.”

9.      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.”

10.   One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”

11.   It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

12.   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.”

13.   Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”

14.   “So little of what could happen does happen.”

15.   “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

16.   “Let my enemies devour each other”

17.   You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life”

18.   “People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.”

19.   “Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”

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

25 Salvador Dali Quotes

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

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

3.   “It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”

4.      “Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.”

5.      Forever will be you and me.”

6.      I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I’m never served a cooked telephone.”

7.      “This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.”

8.      “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.”

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

10.   Let the labyrinth of wrinkles be furrowed in my brow with the red-hot iron of my own life, let my hair whiten and my step become vacillating, on condition that I can save the intelligence of my soul – let my unformed childhood soul, as it ages, assume the rational and esthetic forms of an architecture, let me learn just everything that others cannot teach me, what only life would be capable of marking deeply in my skin!”

11.   “The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.”

12.   “I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.”

14.   The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”

15.   “When I paint, the Sea Roars

Others Splash about in the bath”

16.   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…”

17.   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.”

19.   Intelligence without ambition is a bird without winds.”

20.   “I believe that the moment is near when

by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.”

21.   “My mother’s death supervened, and this was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her… I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul.”

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

23.   “I don’t do drugs I am drugs”

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

25. “My mother’s death supervened, and this was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her… I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul.”

30  Salvador Dali Quotes

1.      “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.” “An unpredictable, faithful and objective hazard seem to have systematically singled out my life to make what are normally uneventful incidents violent, phenomenal and memorable.”

2.     “Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.”

3.  “My mother’s death supervened, and this was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her… I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul.”

4.  “ 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.”

5.  “An unpredictable, faithful and objective hazard seems to have systematically singled out my life to make what are normally uneventful incidents violent, phenomenal and memorable.”

6.  “Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.”

7.  “I tried sex once with a woman and it was Gala. It was overated. I tried sex once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Frederico Garcia Lorca. It was very painful.”

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

9.      “Dal is one marvellous painter, but in living times he’s one marvellous clown —more interesting for everybody.”

10.   “When we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another.”

11.   “I am very sorry, but I am infinitely more intelligent than these three professors, and I therefore refuse to be examined by them. I know more about Raphael than all of you altogether.”

12.                 “I am the Don Quixote of unreality.”

13.                 “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

14.                 “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.”

15.                 “Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being — and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this  going to accomplish today?”

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

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

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

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

20.                 “Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a moustache – it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several moustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Moustache? Moustache? Moustache?” Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of moustaches.”

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

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

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

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

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

26.                 “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.”

27.                 “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.”

28.                 “One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”

29.                 “It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

30.                 “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.”

35 Salvador Dali Quotes

1.“Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”

2.“So little of what could happen does happen.”

3.“Let my enemies devour each other”

4.“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

5.“Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”

6.“People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.”

7.“You have to systematically create confusion; it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life”

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

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

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

11.        “It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”

12.        “Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.”

13.        “Forever will be you and me.”

14.        “I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I’m never served a cooked telephone.”

15.        “This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.”

16.        “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.”

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

18.        “Let the labyrinth of wrinkles be furrowed in my brow with the red-hot iron of my own life, let my hair whiten and my step become vacillating, on condition that I can save the intelligence of my soul .”

19.        “The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.”

20.        “I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.”

21.        “The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”

22.        “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.”

23.        “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.”

24.        “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without winds.”

25.        “I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.”

26.        “My mother’s death supervened, and this was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her… I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul.”

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

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

29.        “Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.”

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

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

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

33.        I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

34.        Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.

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

40 Salvador Dali Quotes

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

2.   “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

8.    “It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”

9.    “It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

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

11.                 “I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.”

12.                 “Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache—it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: ‘Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?’

13.                 “Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.”

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

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

16.                 “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?”

17.                  “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

18.                 “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.”

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

20.                 “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.”

21.                 “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

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

23.                  “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.”

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

25.                 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.”

26.                 Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making. ”

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

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

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

30.                 I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. ”

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

32.                 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. ”

33.                 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. ”

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

35.                 Let my enemies devour each other. ”

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

37.                 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. ”

38.                 Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.”

39.                 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.”

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

45 Salvador Dali Quotes

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

2.   “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. “

3.   “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.”

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

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

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

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

8.   “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

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

11.                 “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.”

12.                 “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. ”

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

14.                 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.

15.                 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.

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

17.                 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.

18.                 Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.

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

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

21.                 The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

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

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

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

25.  Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.

26.        Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing

that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.

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

28.   “The

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

29.   “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.”

30.   “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.”

31.   “One

day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality

is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”

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

33.  I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

34.  Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

35.  Let my enemies devour each other.

36.  Liking money  I it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

37.  Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

38.  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.

39.  The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

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

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

42.                 Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

43.                 I have Dalnian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

44.                 “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

45.                  “You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.” 

50 Salvador Dali Quotes

1.   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.

2.   There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.

4.   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.

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

6.   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.

7.   Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

8.   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.

9.   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.

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

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

12.                 I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

13.                 Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

14.                 Let my enemies devour each other.

15.                 Liking money I it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

16.                 Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

17.                 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.

18.                 The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

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

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

21.                 Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

22.                 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.

23.                 Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy of being  — and I ask myself in rapture, ‘What wonderful things is this going to accomplish today?’

24.                 I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

25.                 Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.

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

27.                 God invented man, and man invented the metric system.

28.                 I do not paint a portrait to look  the subject, rather does the person grow to look  his portrait.

29.                 I have Dalnian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

30.                 “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

31.                  “You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.”

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

33.                 “Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.” 

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

35.                  “Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.”

36.                 “The one thing the world will never have enough of is outrageous.”

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

38.                  “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.” 

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

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

42.                  “Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being i, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this i.”

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

44.                 “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.”

45.                  “Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.”

46.                  “I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.”

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

48.                  “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” 

49.                 “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.”

50.                  “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.”

Other Mental health quotes which you may like

Below are other mental health quotes which may be of interest to you:

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Keep Your Head Up Quotes
King Quotes about Power
Learning Disorder Quotes to Motivate You
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Life is Strange Quotes
Life sucks quotes to feel better

Conclusions

In this blog post, we shared with you our favorite Salvador Dali Quotes and Sayings. We hope you felt inspired by each one of them.

What was your favorite one? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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