Salvador Dali Quotes On Success In Life

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship, and the striking and bizarre images in his work. These Salvador Dali quotes will motivate you.

Best Salvador Dali Quotes

  1. “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ~ Salvador Dali
  2. “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” ~ Salvador Dali
  3. “You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life” ~ Salvador Dali
  4. “There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.” ~ Salvador Dali
  5. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” ~ Salvador Dali
  6. Life is too short to remain unnoticed” ~ Salvador Dali

  7. “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, Salvador Dali quotes about dreams
  8. “I am not strange. I am just not normal.” ~ Salvador Dali
  9. “Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.” ~ Salvador Dali
  10. “The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings meanwhile I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.” ~ Salvador Dali
  11. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” ~ Salvador Dali
  12. “So little of what could happen does happen.” ~ Salvador Dali

  13. “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
  14. “To be interesting, one has to provoke.” ~ Salvador Dali
  15. “There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” ~ Salvador Dali
  16. “Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.” ~ Salvador Dali, Salvador Dali quotes about love
  17. “There comes a moment in every person’s life when they realize they adore me.” ~ Salvador Dali
  18. “I do not take drugs. I am drugs.” ~ Salvador Dali
  19. “If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.” ~ Salvador Dali
  20. “Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.” ~ Salvador Dali

  21. “Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.” ~ Salvador Dali
  22. “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” ~ Salvador Dali
  23. “Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.” ~ Salvador Dali
  24. “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 Salvador Dalí is going to accomplish today?” ~ Salvador Dali
  25. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.” ~ Salvador Dali
  26. “Man cannot change or escape his time. The eye sees the present and the future” ~ Salvador Dali

  27. “The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets” ~ Salvador Dali
  28. “Everything that is contradictory creates life” ~ Salvador Dali
  29. “I shall be so brief that I have already finished.” ~ Salvador Dali
  30. “What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.” ~ Salvador Dali
  31. “Beauty should be edible, or not at all.” ~ Salvador Dali

  32. “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
  33. “It is either easy or impossible.” ~ Salvador Dali
  34. “An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.” ~ Salvador Dali

  35. “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
  36. “Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, understand them thoroughly.” ~ Salvador Dali
  37. “Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets” ~ Salvador Dali
  38. “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
  39. “Many people do not reach their eighties because they spend too much time in their forties.” ~ Salvador Dali
  40. “The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.” ~ Salvador Dali
  41. “Let my enemies devour each other.” ~ Salvador Dali

  42. “Do not be afraid of perfection – you will never attain it.” ~ Salvador Dali
  43. “I tried sex once with a woman and that woman was Gala. It was overrated. I tried sex once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Federico Garcia Lorca [the Spanish Surrealist poet]. It was very painful.” ~ Salvador Dali
  44. “You know the worst thing is freedom. Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity. You know, Dali spent two months in jail in Spain, and these two months were the most enjoyable and happy in my life. Before my jail period, I was always nervous, anxious. I didn’t know if I should make a drawing, or perhaps make a poem, or go to the movies or the theatre, or catch a girl, or play with the boys. The people put me in jail, and my life became divine. Tremendous!” ~ Salvador Dali
  45. “Forever will be you and me.” ~ Salvador Dali

  46. “Now sexual obsessions are the basis of artistic creation. Accumulated frustration leads to what Freud calls the process of sublimation. Anything that does not take place erotically sublimates itself in the work of art” ~ Salvador Dali, Salvador Dali quotes about art
  47. “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
  48. “The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.” ~ Salvador Dali
  49. “I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.” ~ Salvador Dali

  50. “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
  51. “Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” ~ Salvador Dali
  52. “Eroticism, hallucinogenic drugs, nuclear science, Gaudi’s Gothic architecture, my love of gold – there is a common denominator in all of it: God is present in everything. The same magic is at the heart of all things, and all roads lead to the same revelation: we are children of God, and the entire universe tends towards the perfection of mankind.” ~ Salvador Dali
  53. “I’m going to live forever. Geniuses don’t die.” ~ Salvador Dali

  54. “The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.” ~ Salvador Dali
  55. “I was never capable of being an average pupil. I would either seem refractory to any teaching and give the impression of being completely dumb or I would fling myself on my work with a frenzy, a patience, and a willingness to learn that astonished everybody. But to awaken my zeal, it was necessary to offer me something I liked. Once my appetite had been whetted, I became ravenously hungry.” ~ Salvador Dali
  56. “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.” ~ Salvador Dali
  57. “I do not believe in my death.” ~ Salvador Dali

  58. “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.” ~ Salvador Dali
  59. Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I.” ~ Salvador Dali
  60. “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 Dali
  61. “The famous soft watches are nothing else than the tender, extravagant, solitary, paranoiac-critical camembert of time and space.” ~ Salvador Dali
  62. “Paranoiac-critical activity makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality.” ~ Salvador Dali

  63. “I am the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images that I see appear on my canvas.” ~ Salvador Dali
  64. “The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” ~ Salvador Dali
  65. “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

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