Literary, Visual art

Leonora Carrington – Top 10 Quotes

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Leonora Carrington was one of the lesser known figures of the 1930’s Surrealist movement. She was born in the UK but spent most of her life in Mexico and died there in 2011.

Leonora Carrington was briefly married to Mexican poet and journalist Renato Leduc. Some of her more famous visual pieces are The Giantess, The Meal of Lord Candlestick, Portrait of Max Ernst, Adieu Ammenotep and The Artist Traveling Incognito.

  1. You may not believe in magic but something very strange is happening at this very moment. Your head has dissolved into thin air and I can see the rhododendrons through your stomach. It’s not that you are dead or anything dramatic like that, it is simply that you are fading away and I can’t even remember your name.
    Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet 2000
  2. Reason must know the heart’s reasons and every other reason
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  4. Do you believe, she went on, that the past dies?

    Yes, said Margaret. Yes, if the present cuts its throat.
    Leonora Carrington, The Seventh Horse And Other Tales tout_small_9_Leonora_Carrington_INT-el_mundo_magico_maya

  5. There are things that are not sayable. That’s why we have art.
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  8. I never eat meat as I think it is wrong to deprive animals of their life when they are so difficult to chew anyway
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  9. Houses are really bodies. We connect ourselves with walls, roofs, and objects just as we hang on to our livers, skeletons, flesh and bloodstream. I am no beauty, no mirror is necessary to assure me of this absolute fact. Nevertheless I have a death grip on this haggard frame as if it were the limpid body of Venus herself.
    ― Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet
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