It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
I don't do drugs. I am drugs.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologise.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
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 secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.