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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
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.

R
I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
A
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.
N
Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it.
K
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Prologue," "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali," 1948.
R: "Diary of a Genius," Prologue, 1966; entry for 30 Aug. 1953.
A: "Diary of a Genius," Prologue, 1966; entry for 2 Aug. 1953.
N: In "Friendly Advice," ed. Jon Winokur, 1990.
K: The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, ch. 11 (1948
   


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