An object never serves the same function as its image- or its name.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.
I think we are responsible for the universe, but that doesn't mean we decide anything.
No object is stuck with its name so irrevocably that one cannot find another which suits it better.
Nothing is confused except the mind.
People who look for symbolic meaning fail to grasp the inherent poetry and mystery of the images.
Real things are not the vulgar and easy things of our immediate surroundings. What's genuinely real, there's only a certain time when we get that feeling. And that's what I try to express with my paintings.
The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.
The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
The purpose of art is mystery.
Those who become entangled in these false ideas are prevented from perceiving the Integral Oneness.
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.
Too often we tend to reduce what is strange to what is familiar. I intend to restore the familiar to the strange.
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 must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.
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