Literary Birthday – 6 April – Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington was born 6 April 1917, and died 25 May 2011.

Nine Quotes

  1. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
  2. I didn’t have time to be anyone’s muse… I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist.
  3. People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.
  4. One has to be careful what one takes when one goes away forever.
  5. I often feel I am being burned at the stake just because I have always refused to give up that wonderful strange power I have inside me that becomes manifested when I am in harmonious communication with some other inspired being.
  6. The task of the right eye is to peer into the telescope, while the left eye peers into the microscope.
  7. There are things that are not sayable. That’s why we have art.
  8. Art is a magic which makes the hours melt away and even days dissolve into seconds.
  9. Sentimentality is a form of fatigue.

Leonora Carrington was a British-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She is the author of The Hearing TrumpetHouse of Fear and The Stone Door.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 6th April 2015