Salvador Dalí, fully Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech

Dalí, fully Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech

Spanish Surrealist Painter

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It is either easy or impossible.

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.

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

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

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

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

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

Young people need plenty of difficulties to achieve something.... If you receive a little money for this, a little money for that, everything becomes mediocre, and collapses ignominiously.

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.

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

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

It's better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.

Picasso is a communist. Neither am I.

There is more madness to my method than method to my madness.

Let my enemies devour each other

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.

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

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!

Since I don't smoke, I decided to grow a mustache - it is better for the health.

There's no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure.

Let them talk of one, however well

So little of what could happen does happen.

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.

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

Sometimes I spit on my mother's portrait for pleasure.

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Spanish Surrealist Painter