10 quotes by Salvador Dalí

10 quotes by Salvador Dalí

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”

“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”

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

“It is either easy or impossible.”

“Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

Salvador Dalí 1939. Portrait photographs of celebrities, Carl Van Vechten photograph collection. Library of Congress LOT 12735, no. 275, LC-USZ62-116608

Salvador Dalí 1939. Portrait photographs of celebrities, Carl Van Vechten photograph collection. Library of Congress LOT 12735, no. 275, LC-USZ62-116608