Leonora Carrington was born 6 April 1917, and died 25 May 2011
- Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
- I didn’t have time to be anyone’s muse… I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist.
- People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.
- One has to be careful what one takes when one goes away forever.
- I often feel I am being burned at the stake just because I have always refused to give up that wonderful strange power I have inside me that becomes manifested when I am in harmonious communication with some other inspired being.
- The task of the right eye is to peer into the telescope, while the left eye peers into the microscope.
- There are things that are not sayable. That’s why we have art.
- Art is a magic which makes the hours melt away and even days dissolve into seconds.
- Sentimentality is a form of fatigue.
Carrington was a British-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She is the author of The Hearing Trumpet, House of Fear and The Stone Door.
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