Quotes by: Salvador Dali

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Salvador Dalí
Dalí photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 29 November 1939
Born Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech
(1904-05-11)11 May 1904
Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Died 23 January 1989(1989-01-23) (aged 84)
Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Resting place Crypt at Dalí Theatre and Museum, Figueres
Nationality Spanish
Education San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain
Known for Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Writing, Film
Notable work
The Persistence of Memory (1931) Face of Mae West Which May Be Used as an Apartment (1935) Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936) Swans Reflecting Elephants (1937) Ballerina in a Death's Head (1939) Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening (1944) The Temptation of St. Anthony (1946) The Elephants (1948) Galatea of the Spheres (1952) Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) (1954)
Movement Cubism, Dada, Surrealism
Spouse(s) Gala Dalí (Elena Ivanovna Diakonova) (1934-1982; her death)

There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
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
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
Salvador Dali
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Salvador Dali
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
Salvador Dali
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.
Salvador Dali
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
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
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
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Salvador Dali
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
Salvador Dali
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
Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
Salvador Dali
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