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Andre Breton
(1896-1966) born on
Feb 18
French poet, essayist, critic, editor. He was the chief promoter and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
N
No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.
K
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Nadja," 1928.
R: "Surrealism and Painting," 1928.
A: "Manifesto of Surrealism," 1924; repr. in "Manifestoes of Surrealism," 1969.
N: "Surrealism and Painting," 1928.
K: "Surrealism and Painting," 1928.
   


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