− “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” −

− “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad” −

− “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” −


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


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


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


− “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” −


− “Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality” −


− “The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents” −


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


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


− “Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy of being Salvador Dalí — and I ask myself in rapture, ‘What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?” −


− “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs” −


− “I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait” −


− “I have Dalínian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous” −


Salvador Dalí