Rene Magritte quotes

Born
21 November 1898, Lessines, Belgium.

Died
15 August 1967.

Occupation
Artist.

Rene Magritte was a Belgian Surrealist artist.

Each thing we see hides something else we want to see.
– Rene Magritte
Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.
– Rene Magritte
Too often we tend to reduce what is strange to what is familiar. I intend to restore the familiar to the strange.
– 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
An object is not so attached to its name that we cannot find another one that would suit it better.
– 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
Everything that is visible hides something that is invisible.
– Rene Magritte
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
– Rene Magritte
The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
– Rene Magritte
If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.
– 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
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
– 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 purpose of art is mystery.
– Rene Magritte