Salvador DalÝ

Salvador DalÝ

Style: Surrealism

Lived: May 11, 1904 - January 23, 1989 (20th century)

Nationality: Spain

The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

The only difference between me and the Surrealists is that I am a Surrealist.

At the age of six years I wanted to be a chef. At the age of seven I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambitions have continued to grow at the same rate ever since.

Every morning when I awake, the greatest of joys is mine: that of being Salvador DalÝ.

The problem with the youth of today is that one is no longer part of it.

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

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

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

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.

I don't do drugs - I am drugs.

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

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

Do not bother about being modern - Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.

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.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

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

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.

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.

The only thing that the world will not have enough of is exaggeration.

Let my enemies devour each other.

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.

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.

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