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Rene Magritte Quotes: "Too often we tend to reduce what is strange to what is familiar. I intend to restore the familiar to the strange."

Too often we tend to reduce what is strange to what is familiar. I intend to restore the familiar to the strange.




Rene Magritte Quotes: "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."

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.




Rene Magritte Quotes: "Each thing we see hides something else we want to see."

Each thing we see hides something else we want to see.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "People who look for symbolic meaning fail to grasp the inherent poetry and mystery of the images."

People who look for symbolic meaning fail to grasp the inherent poetry and mystery of the images.




Rene Magritte Quotes: "Nothing is confused except the mind."

Nothing is confused except the mind.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."

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



Rene Magritte Quotes: "If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up no longer seeing the thing itself, but of thinking of the question that is raised."

If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up no longer seeing the thing itself, but of thinking of the question that is raised.




Rene Magritte Quotes: "The purpose of art is mystery."

The purpose of art is mystery.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well."

Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "Everything that is visible hides something that is invisible."

Everything that is visible hides something that is invisible.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb."

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "The feeling we experience while we look at a picture is not to be distinguished from the picture or from ourselves. the feeling, picture, and ourselves are united in one mystery."

The feeling we experience while we look at a picture is not to be distinguished from the picture or from ourselves. the feeling, picture, and ourselves are united in one mystery.




Rene Magritte Quotes: "A thing which is present can be invisible, hidden by what it shows"

A thing which is present can be invisible, hidden by what it shows



Rene Magritte Quotes: "Life obliges me to do something, so I paint."

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "I want nevertheless to add that for me the world is a defiance of common sense."

I want nevertheless to add that for me the world is a defiance of common sense.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "Visible things can be invisible. However, our powers of thought grasp both the visible and the invisible – and I make use of painting to render thoughts visible."

Visible things can be invisible. However, our powers of thought grasp both the visible and the invisible – and I make use of painting to render thoughts visible.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "Those who become entangled in these false ideas are prevented from perceiving the Integral Oneness."

Those who become entangled in these false ideas are prevented from perceiving the Integral Oneness.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "We are surrounded by curtains. We only perceive the world behind a curtain of semblance. At the same time, an object needs to be covered in order to be recognized at all."

We are surrounded by curtains. We only perceive the world behind a curtain of semblance. At the same time, an object needs to be covered in order to be recognized at all.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "No object is stuck with its name so irrevocably that one cannot find another which suits it better."

No object is stuck with its name so irrevocably that one cannot find another which suits it better.



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

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



Rene Magritte Quotes: "I like subversive humor, freckles, women's knees and long hair, the laughter of playing children, and a girl running down the street."

I like subversive humor, freckles, women's knees and long hair, the laughter of playing children, and a girl running down the street.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "My painting is visible images that conceal nothing... they evoke mystery. Mystery means nothing. It is unknowable."

My painting is visible images that conceal nothing... they evoke mystery. Mystery means nothing. It is unknowable.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "I have few illusions: the cause is lost in advance. As for me, I do my part, which is to drag a fairly drab existence to its conclusion."

I have few illusions: the cause is lost in advance. As for me, I do my part, which is to drag a fairly drab existence to its conclusion.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "I think we are responsible for the universe, but that doesn't mean we decide anything."

I think we are responsible for the universe, but that doesn't mean we decide anything.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "I need to see the original paintings just as little as I have to read the original manuscripts of books."

I need to see the original paintings just as little as I have to read the original manuscripts of books.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "An object is not so attached to its name that we cannot find another one that would suit it better."

An object is not so attached to its name that we cannot find another one that would suit it better.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "An object never serves the same function as its image - or its name."

An object never serves the same function as its image - or its name.



Rene Magritte Quotes: "A truly poetic canvas is an awakened dream."

A truly poetic canvas is an awakened dream.