Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express -- verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner -- the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.

Surrealism does not allow those who devote themselves to it to forsake it whenever they like. There is every reason to believe that it acts on the mind very much as drugs do; like drugs, it creates a certain state of need and can push man to frightful revolts.

Surrealism will usher you into death, which is a secret society.

It will glove your hand, burying therein the profound M with which the word Memory begins. Do not forget to make proper arrangements for your last will and testament: speaking personally, I ask that I be taken to the cemetery in a moving van. May my friends destroy every last copy of the printing of the Speech concerning the Modicum of Reality.

In an age of computer manipulation, surrealism has become banal, a shadow of its former self.

Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.

I guess Surrealism has a draw for me because it's an unknown world.

It's a world of subconscious. Some things you can't really get your hands on very easily. Things that are kind of nebulous and they feel like they're not completely formed. You have to feel your way through that.

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.

I think it was more personal, but I certainly tried to adapt certain concepts of Surrealism.

But surrealism is present in most of my pictures.

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.

The Pirate is surrealism and so, in a curious way, is Father of the Bride.