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Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Probably the best* & most versatile information you'll find on Salvador Dali

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  Quotes | Interviews

by Dali | with Dali

"The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad."

"I don't do drugs. I am drugs."

"You know the worst thing is freedom. Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity. You know, Dali spent two months in jail in Spain, and these two months were the most enjoyable and happy in my life. Before my jail period, I was always nervous, anxious. I didn't know if I should make a drawing, or perhaps make a poem, or go to the movies or the theatre, or catch a girl, or play with the boys. The people put me in jail, and my life became divine. Tremendous!"

Dali about Dali, the painter.

"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."

"The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet;
the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot."

"The only difference between immortal Greece and our era is Sigmund Freud who discovered that the human body, which in Greek times was merely neoplatonical, is now filled with secret drawers only to be opened through psychoanalysis."

"It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious,
just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself."

"Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali."

Dali on the 1950s game show "What's My Line?"

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."

"I shall be so brief that I have already finished."

"Intelligence without ambition
is a bird without wings."

"The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret."

"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality."

Dali on the game show "The Name's the Same", 1954.

Dali on the game show "The Name's the Same", 1955.

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