Surrealism Quotes

Surrealism is merely the reflection of the death process. It is one of the manifestations of a life becoming extinct, a virus which quickens the inevitable end. Henry Miller

Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums. Salvador Dali

Surrealism in painting amounted to little more than the contents of a meagerly stocked dream world: a few witty fantasies, mostly wet dreams and agoraphobic nightmares. Susan Sontag

Surrealism is revolutionary because it is a return to the beginning of all beginnings. Octavio Paz

The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood. Andre Breton

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. John Lennon

Three men riding on a bicycle which has only one wheel, I guess that’s surrealism. Dong Kingman

The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down into the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd. Andre Breton

Refusing to idealize, the Surrealists awakened a sensitivity to the arbitrary and the unusual. Sidra Stich