Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Have no fear of perfection you'll never reach it.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
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.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
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.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I am going to my room to masturbate before I have a light lunch, if you would like to come and watch
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
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Let my enemies devour each other.
I shall be so brief that I have already finished
Happy is he who causes a scandal
In the subconscious you fuck ugly people, never beautiful, because the libido always desires something repulsive.
Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
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.
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.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being 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.
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.