Salvador Dali Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

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Those melting clocks or The Persistence of Memory might spring to mind when associating Salvador the person. Surreal and avant-garde, his paintings of the 20th century is honoured in more than one museum dedicated in his honour. Trippy and as eccentric as his technical body of work, there is a history he has worth researching alone the words he spoke. Blending classicism, mysticism and recent scientific developments, this seemly was a one of a kind artist I have not looked at until now…

  • 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
  • There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad. – Salvador Dali
  • Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. – Salvador Dali
  • 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. – Salvador Dali
  • Everything alters me, but nothing changes me. – Salvador Dali
  • The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless. – Salvador Dali
  • To be interesting, one has to provoke. – Salvador Dali
  • Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. – 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
  • There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. – Salvador Dali
  • I do not take drugs. I am drugs. – Salvador Dali
  • Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams. – Salvador Dali
  • Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. – Salvador Dali
  • 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! – Salvador Dali
  • Whatever happens, my audience mustn’t know whether I am spoofing or being serious; and likewise I mustn’t know either. I am in a constant interrogation; when does the deep and philosophically valid Dali begin, and where does the looney and preposterous Dali end? – Salvador Dali
  • If you refuse to study anatomy, the arts of drawing and perspective, the mathematics of aesthetics, and the science of color, let me tell you that this is more a sign of laziness than of genius. – Salvador Dali

Other than paintings, there are plenty of other pieces of content such as sculptures, poems and many 3D objects. If I was a drawer, I would take inspirations from this guy, but looking through a lot of his images, he already has. There is a 1929 film called Un Chien Andalou he personally worked on which seems like a unique styled film to watch for future reference.

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