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

Related topics: Art

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

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

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

 

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

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

Let my enemies devour each other.
- Salvador Dali

I don't do drugs.
I am drugs.
- 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 do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
- 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 have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will
never have enough of is the outrageous.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

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

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

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
- Tony Curtis

I don't understand it.
Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but
he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
- Jackie Kennedy

I mean, certainly writing, painting,
photography,
dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every
art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack

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

Painting is a very difficult thing.
It absorbs the whole man, body and soul,
thus have I passed blindly many things which belong
to real and political life.
- Max Beckmann

I think music has gone through a period of something very severe,
rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Sunlight is painting.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Being in the studio is like painting,
you know, you can really take your time,
and try different things, and kind of go deep into it.
- Rosanne Cash

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.
Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry,
painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
- William Blake

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
- Edgar Degas

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York,
and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go -
I know I want it big and stark,
and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it
always works perfectly for me.
- Jackie DeShannon

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription
possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
- Edward Hopper

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

The paintings may communicate even better because people
are lazy and they can look at a painting with less
effort than they can read a poem.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Ah, lives of men!
When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture;
when misfortune comes -
A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
- Aeschylus

Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you
do all manner of elaborate things to a duck,
and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
- Lucian Freud

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting,
something connected to the fine arts.
- Catherine Deneuve

Oil-painting is a developed technique.
Why go backwards?
- Edvard Munch

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

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

In the middle 1940s...
I heard everyone live.
Painting, the theater; everything was happening.
It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
- Bill Dixon

Nature engenders the science of painting.
- Robert Delaunay

Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it,
but you haven't.
- Paul Cezanne


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