“For years his [Napoleon Bonaparte] attitude of Olympian pride, the white and well-fed strip of his smooth belly, the feverish pink flesh of those imperial cheeks, the indecent, melodic, and categorical black of the spectral outline of his hat, corresponded exactly to the ideal model I had chosen for myself; the king.”—
Salvador Dalí, aged seven, wanted to be Napoleon. Since boyhood his ambition grew even greater though, till all he could aim for was to be Salvador Dalí.
“Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.”—Salvador Dalí (via substancem)
“What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.”—Salvador Dali (he was a poet too, apparently)