32 Best quotes from Salvador Dali


Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. – Salvador Dali


No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. – Salvador Dali


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


Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.- Salvador Dalí


Life is too short to remain unnoticed. – Salvador Dali


The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. – Salvador Dali


There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. – Salvador Dali


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


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


So little of what could happen does happen. – Salvador Dali


Knowing how to look is a way of inventing. – Salvador Dali


Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good orbad. – Salvador Dali


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Everything alters me, but nothing changes me. – Salvador Dali


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


So little of what could happen does happen. – Salvador Dali


Let my enemies devour each other. – Salvador Dali


I am not strange. I am just not normal. – Salvador Dali


This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art. – Salvador Dali


The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless. – Salvador Dali


I am the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images that I see appear on my canvas. – Salvador Dali


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


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


God is just another artist, like me. – Salvador Dali


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


If you act the genius you will be one. – Salvador Dali


A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others. – Salvador Dali



What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it. – Salvador Dalí


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


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


To gaze is to think. – Salvador Dali


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