There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
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.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being 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.
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
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.
Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
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.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
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 terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
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.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.