Surrealism is based on the belief in the omnipotence of dreams, in the undirected play of thought.
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
The imaginary is what tends to become real.
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak.
Humor (is) the process that allows one to brush reality aside when it gets too distressing.
Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put on sale.
Every time you date someone with an issue that you have to work to ignore, you're settling.
Words have finished flirting. Now they are making love.
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
It was in the black mirror of anarchism that surrealism first recognised itself.
The eye is not open when it is limited to the passive role of a mirror... if it has only the capacity to reflect.
My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.
I maintain that anyone who still refuses to see, for instance, a horse galloping on a tomato, must be an idiot. A tomato is also a child's balloon - Surrealism, again, having suppressed the word "like."
Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express - verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner - the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.
To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything. Between what I do recognize and what I do not recognize there stands myself. And what I do not recognize I shall continue not to recognize.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
The art of Frida Kahlo is a ribbon around a bomb.
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man...is above all the plaything of his memory.
To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything.
The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood.
A work of art has value only if tremors of the future run through it.
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