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Salvador Dali Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Intelligence

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let my enemies devour each other.
- Salvador Dali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Intelligence is really a kind of taste:
taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag

Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

Intelligence is not a science.
- Frank Carlucci

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are no great limits to growth because there are
no limits of human intelligence,
imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan

Man becomes man only by his intelligence,
but he is man only by his heart.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant
intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
- Sigmund Freud

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?
Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
- Irene Peter

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

There are only two races on this planet -
the intelligent and the stupid.
- John Fowles

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

I not only use all the brains that I have,
but all that I can borrow.
- Woodrow Wilson

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

Be what you are.
This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
- Julius Charles Hare

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire


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