A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life
Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
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.
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.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
There comes a moment in every person's life when they realise they adore me.
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.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
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
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 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.
It is either easy or impossible.
Qui sait déguster ne boit plus jamais de vin, mais goûte des secrets
The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes its secrets
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
I shall be so brief that I have already finished.
The true painter must be able, with the most usual things, to have the most unusual ideas.
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