"The habit of ignoring Nature is deeply implanted in our times. This attitude reminds me of people who never look you in the eye; I find them disturbing and always have to look away."
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."
"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."
"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting."
"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
Salvador Dalí on Morning Musings
"Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy of being Salvador Dalí — and I ask myself in rapture, ‘What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?’"
"I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: Human creation is never perfect."
"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation."