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    Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: secret 
     
    I am making things that inspire me with a profound emotion and I am trying to paint them honestly.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: emotion  inspire 
     
    I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: people 
     
    Let my enemies devour each other.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: knowing 
     
    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
    tags: nature  mistakes  sacred 
     
    Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: dreams 
     
    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
    tags: age  ambition 
     
    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
    tags: facts  painting 
     
    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
    Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: vision 
     
    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
    tags: work  creation  process  sexual 
     
    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
    Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.
    — Salvador Dali
    Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: fear  perfection 
     
    You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life
    — Salvador Dali
    I do not take drugs. I am drugs.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: drugs 
     
    There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: die 
     
    I am not strange. I am just not normal.
    — Salvador Dali
    A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: true  inspire  artist 
     
    Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
    — Salvador Dali
    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
    tags: men  wise  poet  lover 
     
    Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
    — Salvador Dali
    New skin, a new land! And a land of liberty, if that is possible! I chose the geology of a land that was new to me.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: liberty 
     
    The famous soft watches are nothing else than the tender, extravagant, solitary, paranoic-critical camembert oftime and space.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: space 
     
    Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
    — Salvador Dali
    Paranoiac-critical activity makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality...
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: reality  world 
     
    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
    tags: respect  master  learning 
     
    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
    tags: men  women  young  idiot 
     
    Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I.
    — Salvador Dali
    If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: painting 
     
    Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali.
    — Salvador Dali
    Everything that is contradictory creates life
    — Salvador Dali
    The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: true  ideas 
     
    People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: people  mystery  painting 
     
    Since man's highest mission on earth is to spiritualize everything, it is his excrement in particular that needs it most.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: earth 
     
    The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: jealousy  success 
     
    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
    tags: work  patience  learn  teaching 
     
    It is either easy or impossible.
    — Salvador Dali
    tags: impossible 
     
    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 Dali
    tags: men  eyes  dreams  imagine 
     
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    salvador dali
    Birth    : May 11, 1904
    Death  : January 23, 1989
    Occupation  : Painter