Happy Birthday, Salvador Dalí!
Happy birthday, Salvador Dalí! In honor of Dalí's birthday, we'd like to share our favorite Dalí quotes about art and creativity alongside some of our favorite Dalí pieces.
"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."
The Moon, via Wikimedia Commons
"A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others"
Woman with a Head of Roses, via Wikimedia Commons
"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."
The Persistence of Memory, via Wikimedia Commons
"Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you."
The First Day of Spring, via Wikimedia Commons
"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning."
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, via Wikimedia Commons
“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."
Dalí's Moustache, via Wikimedia Commons
“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.”
Figure at the Window, via Wikimedia Commons
"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?’"
Portrait of the Viscountess Marie Laure de Noailles, via Wikimedia Commons
"I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait."
Portrait of Gala, via Wikimedia Commons
"No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist."
Profile of Time, via Wikimedia Commons