Art & the Unconscious Mind

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BRANCUSI ~ THE ESSENCE OF THINGS

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things . . . it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface. Constantin Brancusi

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ANGELA CARTER ~ ON THE MYSTERIE OF DREAMING

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison. Angela Carter

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MARCEL PROUST ~ ON DREAMING

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

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D.H. LAWRENCE ~ ON DREAMING

“All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come true.” D.H. Lawrence Painting is Emerald Dreams, Morgan Weistling

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ANDRE BRETON ~ ARE WE LOST IN TIME?

“The important thing is that man is lost in time, in the moment that immediately precedes him – which only attests, by reflection, to the fact that he is lost in the moment that follows” Andre Breton André Breton was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the founder of Surrealism. Photo by Man Ray (1930)

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LANGSTON HUGHES ~ ON DREAMS

DREAMS Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967 / Missouri/The United States) Drawing of Langston Hughes by Winold Reiss

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JULIO CORTAZAR ~ ON DISTRACTION

“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.” Julio Cortazar – Around the Day in Eighty WorLds

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CARL GUSTAV JUNG ~ ON HAPPINESS

“The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness” Carl Gustav Jung

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EPICURUS ~ A WISE ADVICE

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus, Greek Philosopher (341-270 AD)

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FRANCIS BACON ~ A SCREAM

“We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death.” Francis Bacon

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