Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali Y Domenech 1904 – 1989 was a Spanish surrealist painter, sculptor and photographer. 
He is known as a cultural icon, and is best remembered both for his work and his bizarre behaviour. 
‘Each morning I wake and I experience again a supreme pleasure, the pleasure of being Salvador Dali’ 
‘The secret of my influence has always been that it remained silent’ 
‘Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings’ 
‘Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing’ 
‘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’ 
‘Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating: It is either good or bad’ 
‘Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalise them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them’ 
‘There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction’ 
‘Let my enemies devour each other’ 
‘Everything alters me, but nothing changes me’ 
‘A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others’ 
‘Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision’ 
‘Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it’ 
‘Beauty should be edible, or not at all’ 
‘If you understand your painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it’ 
‘What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it’ 
‘Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality’ 
‘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’ 
‘Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams’ 
‘Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you’ 
‘The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad’ 
‘The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents’ 
‘I am not strange. I am just not normal’ 
‘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’ 
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