Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being 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.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
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.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am 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.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
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.
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
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.
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.