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Salvador Dalí Quotes

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
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Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
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Happy is he who causes a scandal
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#Causes

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

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
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It is either easy or impossible.
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#Arts And Artists

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
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I am going to my room to masturbate before I have a light lunch, if you would like to come and watch
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#Light

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.
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#Spanish Artist #Art

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
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#Spanish Artist #Jealousy

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning
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#Art

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
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#Spanish Artist #Glory

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.
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This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
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#Arts And Artists #Art

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
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#Spanish Artist #Ambition

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
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I don't do drugs, I am drugs
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#Drugs

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
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#Spanish Artist #Perfection

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
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Let my enemies devour each other.
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Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
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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.
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