"[. . .] in view of this, why do you behave the way that you do? For instance, you have been known to drive in a car filled to the roof with cauliflowers. You lectured, as I mentioned, once with your head enclosed in a diving helmet and you almost suffocated. You issue bizarre statements about your love for rhinoceros horns and so on. You're a dedicated artist, why do you or why must you do these things?"
Because for this [sic] kind of eccentricities correspond with [the] more important and the more tragical part of my life.
Salvador Dali. The Mike Wallace Interview. 1958.