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To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all
by Rene Magritte

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

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

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
- Rene Magritte

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
- Rene Magritte

 

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

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

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

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Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Rene Magritte

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

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.
- Rene Magritte

The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition
of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.
- Susan Sontag

Some of the French surrealists at the beginning of
the war had come over to New York and they brought out this magazine.
It was a big, glossy magazine full of surrealist things.
- Kenneth Koch

I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting
as were thousands of other people,
and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write,
but it's not.
- Kenneth Koch

Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion,
a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.
- Eugene Ionesco

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself.
- Anonymous

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
- David Ogden Stiers

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking
how it is soaking in around your green beans.
- Marcelene Cox

In a finite world this means that the per capita share
of the world's goods must steadily decrease.
- Garrett Hardin

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
- Barbara Bush

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable,
must go through measurable means when it is being designed
and in the end must be unmeasurable.
- Louis Kahn

There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people
by the people for the people.
- Oscar Wilde

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson


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