Max Ernst Quotes

Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition. ”
- Max Ernst

Woman's nudity is wiser than the philosopher's teachings. ”
- Max Ernst

The virtue of pride, which was once the beauty of mankind, has given place to that fount of ugliness, Christian humility. ”
- Max Ernst

I succeeded in simply attending at the birth of all my works. ”
- Max Ernst

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.”
- Max Ernst

All good ideas arrive by chance. ”
- Max Ernst

When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. ”
- Max Ernst

Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted. ”
- Max Ernst

efore he goes into the water, a diver cannot know what he will bring back. ”
- Max Ernst

And Loplop, bird superior, has transformed himself into flesh without flesh and will dwell among us... ”
- Max Ernst