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Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. ...
by Salvador Dali

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

Related topics: Art

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
- Salvador Dali

 

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism.
Money is a glory.
- Salvador Dali

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

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We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.
Abstract art will have been good for one thing:
to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
- Salvador Dali

It is good taste, and good taste alone,
that possesses the power to sterilize and is always
the first handicap to any creative functioning.
- Salvador Dali

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
- Salvador Dali

Let my enemies devour each other.
- Salvador Dali

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.
- Salvador Dali

I don't do drugs.
I am drugs.
- Salvador Dali

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will
never have enough of is the outrageous.
- Salvador Dali

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
- Salvador Dali

Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.
- Salvador Dali

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.
- Salvador Dali

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
- Salvador Dali

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what
it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
- Salvador Dali

Don't bother about being modern.
Unfortunately it is the one thing that,
whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
- Salvador Dali

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure -
that of being Salvador Dali.
- Salvador Dali

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication
of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
- Salvador Dali

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.
- Salvador Dali

Those who do not want to imitate anything,
produce nothing.
- Salvador Dali

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
- Salvador Dali

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
- Salvador Dali

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from
an overdose of satisfaction.
- Salvador Dali

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society,
it is a good thing, if you possess great talent,
to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the
right shin of the society that you love.
After that, be a snob.
- Salvador Dali

What is a television apparatus to man,
who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible
regions of the seen and the never seen,
who has only to imagine in order to pierce through
walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
- Salvador Dali

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.
- Salvador Dali

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only
about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live,
but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives.
Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
- Salvador Dali

Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism
for purposes of subversion,
it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid,
complete and classic as the works of museums.
- Salvador Dali

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

Painting is a source of endless pleasure,
but also of great anguish.
- Balthus

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original,
has never been its own goal.
- Kazimir Malevich

You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism,
is a sign of one representing the community,
it's not unique at all.
- Joseph Jarman

Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression
that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes.
It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
- Donald Judd

When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting,
what will suit me and what won't.
- Lucian Freud

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers,
but if you try to paint all the feathers,
you have nothing but disaster.
- John O'Neill

The final test of a painting, theirs,
mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?
- Franz Kline

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Painting is a hobby for me.
- Renee O'Connor

Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it,
I can't see a painting.
- Tom Wolfe

If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him.
- Caspar David Friedrich

You don't need a framework.
You need a painting, not a frame.
- Klaus Kinski

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
- Peter Shaffer

Language is much closer to film than painting is.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Painting and writing are solitary arts.
- Conrad Hall

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity
with the minimum of means.
It is this which has led me to give my painting a character
of even greater bareness.
- Joan Miro

I want to give my compliments to Australia.
Ever since your government paid a few million dollars
for a Jackson Pollack painting,
I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
- Morton Feldman

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things;
a painting and a photograph.
- Janet Malcolm

Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.
- Billy Rose

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music,
book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to
give man the illusion of real creation.
- Marguerite Duras

Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
- Edward Hopper

I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting
as were thousands of other people,
and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write,
but it's not.
- Kenneth Koch

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions.
Finally one lady friend asked the right question,
'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.
- Andy Warhol

My aim in painting is to create pulsating,
luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
- Hans Hofmann

People were very affected by the war.
But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you
were called into the Army;
then you just couldn't paint.
But otherwise one continued.
- Lee Krasner


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