Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.

Andre Breton

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

Andre Breton

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.

Andre Breton

Words make love with one another.

Andre Breton

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Quotes About Poetry

What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.

Andre Breton

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.

Andre Breton

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

Andre Breton

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

Andre Breton

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

Andre Breton

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

Andre Breton

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

Andre Breton

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.

Andre Breton

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.

Andre Breton

Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.

Andre Breton

Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.

Andre Breton

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.

Andre Breton