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13 Famous Quotes by Andre Breton
2/19/1896 - 9/28/1966
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Andre Breton     Breton, André
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Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.

All about love Quotes, by Andre Breton

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The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.

Art and artists Quotes, by Andre Breton

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To speak of God, to think of God, is in every respect to show what one is made of. I have always wagered against God and I regard the little that I have won in this world as simply the outcome of this bet. However paltry may have been the stake (my life) I am conscious of having won to the full. Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, vile, polluted and grotesque is summoned up for me in that one word: God!

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Andre Breton

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The man that cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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Words make love with one another.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery -even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness -is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Andre Breton

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No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.

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Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.

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If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.

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