Andr Breton Quotes

Eyes exist in the state of savage.

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Mexico is the most surrealist country in the world.

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What I have loved, whether I have kept it or not, I shall love forever.

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The simplest surrealist act consists in going into the street with revolvers in your fist and shooting blindly into the crowd as much as possible. Anyone who has never felt the desire to deal thus with the current wretched principle of humiliation and stultification clearly belongs in this crowd himself with his belly at bullet height.

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To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything. Between what I do recognize and what I do not recognize there stands myself. And what I do not recognize I shall continue not to recognize.

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The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood.

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The man who can't visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.

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

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Let us not mince words.. the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful.

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

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In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.

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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.

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Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, infamous, sullying, and grotesque is contained for me in this single word: God.

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Beauty will be convulsive or not at all.

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Under his (Marc Chagall, ed.) sole impulse metaphor made its triumphal entry into modern painting.

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Love is always before you. Love it.

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