There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life
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.
Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
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.
There comes a moment in every person's life when they realise they adore me.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
I am not strange. I am just not normal.
The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Life is too short to remain unnoticed
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.
The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets
I do not take drugs. I am drugs.
So little of what could happen does happen.
If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.
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
Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets
The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.
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.
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