Andre Breton

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a French writer and poet. He is known best as the founder of Surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".

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Born to a family of modest means in Tinchebray (Orne) in Normandy, he studied medicine and psychiatry. Du ...
Popular Poems
1.
Freedom Of Love
(Translated from the French by Edouard Rodti)

My wife with the hair of a wood fire
With the thoughts of heat lightning
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2.
Always For The First Time
Always for the first time
Hardly do I know you by sight
You return at some hour of the night to a house at an angle to my window
A wholly imaginary house
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3.
Less Time
Less time than it takes to say it, less tears than it takes to die; I've taken account of everything,
there you have it. I've made a census of the stones, they are as numerous as my fingers and some
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4.
The Spectral Attitudes
I attach no importance to life
I pin not the least of life's butterflies to importance
I do not matter to life
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5.
Tournesol
La voyageuse qui traverse les Halles à la tombée de l'été
Marchait sur la pointe des pieds
Le désespoir roulait au ciel ses grands arums si beaux
Et dans le sac à main il y avait mon rêve ce flacon de sels
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
In the world we live in ... everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.
11 November 2014
No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.
11 November 2014
If surrealism ever comes to adopt a particular line of moral conduct, it has only to accept the discipline that Picasso has accepted and will continue to accept.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.

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Fabrizio Frosini 21 January 2016
'' L'amour est toujours devant vous. Aimez. '' Love is always before you. Love it. (André Breton)
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