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Motivational Salvador Dali Quotes and Sayings

Salvador Dali Quotes:- Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí I Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol, known professionally as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Salvador Dalí was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain. From an early age, Dalí was encouraged to practice his art, and he would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid.

In the 1920s, he went to Paris and began interacting with artists such as Picasso, Magritte, and Miró, which led to Dalí’s first Surrealist phase. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting.

The rise of fascist leader Francisco Franco in Spain led to the artist’s expulsion from the Surrealist movement, but that didn’t stop him from painting. Dalí died in Figueres in 1989.


Inspirational Salvador Dali Quotes


“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

Salvador Dali Quotes

“Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.-Salvador Dali



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


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


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


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


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


“Let my enemies devour each other.”-Salvador Dali


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


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


Famous Salvador Dali Quotes


“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


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


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


“Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.”-Salvador Dali


“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


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


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


“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


Humorous Salvador Dali Quotes


“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 only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.”-Salvador Dali



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


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


“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”-Salvador Dali


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


“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


“We must always remember that the Chinese revolution was not a peasant’s revolution, but one of the extreme Right.”-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 Baghdad’s of his dreams to rise from the dust.”-Salvador Dali