Dalí, Salvador

When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath.

The desire to survive and the fear of death are artistic sentiments.

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.

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.

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.

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

Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.

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.

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.

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

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