Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
I am not strange. I am just not normal.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life
I do not take drugs. I am drugs.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.
Now sexual obsessions are the basis of artistic creation. Accumulated frustration leads to what Freud calls the process of sublimation. Anything that does not take place erotically sublimates itself in the work of art
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.
The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.
Life is too short to remain unnoticed
Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.
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.
Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.
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.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
I am making things that inspire me with a profound emotion and I am trying to paint them honestly.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature, understand them thoroughly.
Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets
Let my enemies devour each other.
Knowing how to look is a way of inventing.
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