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Salvador Dali
(1904-1989) born on
May 11
Spanish painter, printmaker. He led the Surrealist Movement; noted for his explorations of subconscious imagery, e.g., "Persistence of Memory," 1931.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali," ch. 4, 1948.
R: In "Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp," Preface, ed. Pierre Cabanne, 1968.
A: "Dali by Dali," "The Futuristic Dali," 1970.
N: "Diary of a Genius," entry for 30 Jun 1952.
K: "Diary of a Genius," entry for 11 May 1956.
   


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