Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte

Biography

Author Profession: Belgian Artist
Born: November 21, 1898
Died: August 15, 1967
Birth Sign: Scorpio

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Rene Magritte quotes

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.

Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.

To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.

My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.

If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.

Only thought can resemble. It resembles by being what it sees, hears, or knows; it becomes what the world offers it.

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. Joan Jett age

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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