• Citazioni di Salvador Dalí
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Salvador Dalí 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 Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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 Dalí

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 Dalí

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 Dalí

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 Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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 Dalí

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 Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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.

– Salvador Dalí

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

– Salvador Dalí

Let my enemies devour each other.

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

– Salvador Dalí

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 Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

– Salvador Dalí

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 Dalí

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 this is going to accomplish today?’

– Salvador Dalí

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

God invented man, and man invented the metric system.

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí

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

– Salvador Dalí