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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.
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.

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.
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.
Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it.
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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