Surreal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old surreal quotes, surreal sayings, and surreal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Everything is always a little surreal. Paula Abdul
Surrealism almost always uses contrasting color tones to bring out the literary contrast between the clashing ideas of reality and hallucination. The narrative is interspersed with dream-like sequences that revel in Surrealism in all its glory. Anonymous
Life is surreal and beautiful. Kenneth Branagh
To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been. Rene Magritte
People find meaning and redemption in the most unusual human connections. Khaled Hosseini
The imaginary is what tends to become real. Laura McElroy
Surrealism is born of a consciousness of the derisory condition allotted to the individual and his thought, and a refusal to accommodate oneself to it. Jean Louis Bedouin
Surrealism, which fizzled as an autonomous doctrine, as a specific method, does not exist. But it remains an historical fact, a fire that illuminates the intellectual landscape of the horizon. Paul Nouge
Its always really surreal, being on a film set, but inside a beautiful, massive scene. Holliday Grainger
Surreal can be exciting and good, and it can be like living inside an alien landscape, and it can be completely interesting, or you can be alienated from your own life inside your own life, it doesn't feel familiar any more. Feist
You achieve the surreal jokes through the realism by making it elastic. Dylan Moran
Surrealism was a perception of reality over which reason was denied the opportunity to exercise confining restrictions. John Herbert Matthews
The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous. Salvador Dalí 
Surrealism is based on the belief in the omnipotence of dreams, in the undirected play of thought. Andre Breton
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. Salvador Dalí 
The key to surrealism is to create something apparently disparate and irrational that at the end has more sense than the objective world. Cisco Jimenez
The purest surrealist act is walking into a crowd with a loaded gun and firing into it randomly. Andre Breton
It is as pleasant as it is unusual to see thoroughly good people getting their deserts. Charles Williams
It's definitely surreal to watch yourself in a movie. Justin Long
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. Salvador Dali
Surrealism, if an artist has to be influenced by it, is best taken in operatic overdoses for a very short time. T. J. Clark
The surreal is but reality that has not been disconnected from its mystery. Rene Magritte
Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience. Katharine Conley
Desire suppressed finds its way into other more surreal settings, into dreams. Susan Minot
Surrealism is not really about blueprints. Surrealism is kind of being open to your psychology, being open to your unconscious and kind of just doing it. Black Francis
It's kind of surreal to see it actually come to fruition. Floyd Bannister
Just because someone is a loner, it doesn't mean they're alone. And just because someone is alone, it doesn't mean they're lonely. Jason Daniel Chaplin
The simplest act of surrealism is to walk out into the street, gun in hand, and shoot at random. Andre Breton
Surrealism is not a movement. It is a latent state of mind perceivable through the powers of dream and nightmare. Salvador Dalí