Andre Breton Quotes

- Notable Andre Breton Quotes Index -

Born: February 19, 1896, Tinchebray, Orne, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, September 28, 1966
Occupation: Author

1.
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
- Andre Breton

2.
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
- Andre Breton

3.
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

4.
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

5.
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
- Andre Breton

6.
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

7.
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
- Andre Breton

8.
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
- Andre Breton

9.
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

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