Salvador Dalí was a publicity genius. He was also one of the great painters and avant garde artists of the 20th Century. By 1969 he had been confounding the media for over 40 years and in this video clip he gives a typical cryptic answer to a question he was well used to being asked.
The interviewer begins the conversation with:
People think you are crackpot. Do you know what a crackpot is? A crazy person.
Then Dalí, ever the surrealist, gives his cryptic reply, referring to himself in the third person:
This is not absolutely exact. Because Dalí is almost crazy. But the only difference between crazy people and Dalí is Dalí is not crazy.
And so it goes on from there…
Via Open Culture
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