Franz Kafka ~ The Metamorphosis
“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Herbert Bayer
Metamorphosis, 1936
Andre Breton ~ Existence Is Everywhere
"It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere."
Andre Breton

Photo by Henry Cartier -Bresson.
Leonor Fini ~ Painter Of The Surreal
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier Bresson,Paris-1933
Max Ernst ~ On Women’s Nudity
Woman's nudity is wiser than the philosopher's teachings.
Max Ernst

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, photo by Lee Miller.
Max Ernst ~ On Good Ideas
"All good ideas arrive by chance."

Gala Éluard, 1924
Max Ernst
Kierkegaard ~ Harmony
“Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

Painting: Paul Delvaux (Belgian, Surrealism, 1897–1994)
Harmony (L'Harmonie), 1927.
Frida Kahlo ~ The Accidents In My Life
"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."
Frida Kahlo
Rene Magritte ~ The Unknown
"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown."
René Magritte


Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
The Lovers
Oil on canvas
1928
Paul Nouge ~ Le Bras Revelateur
Paul Nouge
Le Bras Revelateur (1929)

Paul Nougé (1895–1967) was a Belgian poet, philosopher and surrealist photographer who heavily influenced the Belgian Surrealist School of which he was a member. He was a friend and associate of fellow artists Louis Scutenaire, Marcel Mariën and René Magritte - whom he was a major influence upon.
Paul Delvaux ~ The Skeleton
“…Through the skeleton, I represent a different kind of being in a kind of medieval mystery play which is perhaps profane, but never profanatory – the idea of sacrilege never entered my mind – it was put there by others…”
Paul Delvaux