Following is the collection of famous Salvador Dali quotes about surrealism, life, and his work. He was famous as a skilled draftsman of bizarre images. His painterly skills are majorly influenced by Renaissance masters. His most famous is a painting called “The Persistence of Memory” that was completed in 1931.


“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
Salvador Dali

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
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“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

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dal?— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dal? going to accomplish today?”
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“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”
Salvador Dali

“An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.”
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“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”
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“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
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“The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad!”
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“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”
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“Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.”
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“The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.”
Salvador Dali

“If you understand your painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”
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“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
Salvador Dali

“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

“I am very sorry, but I am infinitely more intelligent than these three professors, and I therefore refuse to be examined by them. I know more about Raphael than all of you altogether.”
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“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.”
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“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 Quotes

“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
Salvador Dali

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“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

“Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”
Salvador Dali

“I tried sex once with a woman and it was Gala. It was overrated. I tried sex once with a man and that man was the famous juggler Frederico Garcia Lorca. It was very painful.”
Salvador Dali

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“So little of what could happen does happen.”
Salvador Dali

“Let my enemies devour each other.”
Salvador Dali Quotes

“I don’t do drugs I am drugs.”
Salvador Dali

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“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
Salvador Dali

“Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”
Salvador Dali

“Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.”
Salvador Dali

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“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.”
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“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating: It is either good or bad.”
Salvador Dali

“An unpredictable, faithful and objective hazard seems to have systematically singled out my life to make what are normally uneventful incidents violent, phenomenal and memorable.”
Salvador Dali, The Secret Life of Salvador Dal?

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

“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.”
Salvador Dali Quotes

“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.”
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“People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.”
Salvador Dali

“It’s better to have loved and lost than do forty pounds of laundry a week.”
Salvador Dali

“Surrealism is not a movement. It is a latent state of mind perceivable through the powers of dream and nightmare.”
Salvador Dali

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“Everyone should eat hashish, but only once.”
Salvador Dali

“Forever will be you and me.”
Salvador Dali Quotes

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without winds.”
Salvador Dali

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“I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I’m never served a cooked telephone.”
Salvador Dali

“This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.”
Salvador Dali

“The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.”
Salvador Dali

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“Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you.”
Salvador Dali

“The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.”
Salvador Dali

“I want to perceive and understand the hidden powers and laws of things, in order to have them in my power.”
Salvador Dali Quotes

“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 Dali

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