Leonora Carrington Quotes

Who the Heck is Leonora Carrington?

Leonora Carrington was a British-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist.

Best Quotes by Leonora Carrington

“Art is a magic which makes the hours melt away and even days dissolve into seconds.”

Leonora Carrington
The Seventh Horse And Other Tales

“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

“I never eat meat as I think it is wrong to deprive animals of their life when they are so difficult to chew anyway.”

Leonora Carrington
The Hearing Trumpet

“Joan Miró gave me some money one day and told me to get him some cigarettes. I gave it back and said if he wanted cigarettes, he could bloody well get them himself.”

Leonora Carrington

“Military people never seem to apologize for killing each other yet novelists feel ashamed for writing some nice inert paper book that is not certain to be read by anybody.”

Leonora Carrington
The Hearing Trumpet

“One has to be careful what one takes when one goes away forever.”

Leonora Carrington
The Hearing Trumpet

“People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.”

Leonora Carrington
The Hearing Trumpet

“The answer is hiding somewhere, if I could only read.”

Leonora Carrington
The Seventh Horse And Other Tales

“The task of the right eye is to peer into the telescope, while the left eye peers into the microscope.”

Leonora Carrington
Down Below