Talk:André Breton

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the André Breton page.

page move[edit]

It could be better to merge to Andre Breton?--Aphaia 10:09, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Sheffield quote[edit]

"Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well" is not Breton, it's a line of English poetry, by Sheffield. I don't know how the internet acquired the misconception that Breton wrote this line. —This unsigned comment is by (talkcontribs) .


  • Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, infamous, sullying, and grotesque is contained for me in this single word: God.
  • 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.
  • In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.
  • Let us not mince words.. the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful.
  • No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.
  • Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
  • The mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • "Second Manifesto of Surrealism"
  • What I have loved, whether I have kept it or not, I shall love forever.
  • Mexico is the most surrealist country in the world.