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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #surrealism

Perhaps my life is nothing but an image of this kind; perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I simply should recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.

André Breton

#surrealism #life

There is no use being alive if one must work. The event from which each of us is entitled to expect the revelation of his own life’s meaning - that event which I may not yet have found, but on whose path I seek myself - is not earned by work.

André Breton

#fuck-work #life #nadja #surrealism #work

I am the soul in limbo.

André Breton

#nadja #soul #surrealism #art

As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.

Comte de Lautréamont


In our modern world, this elemental quality of storytelling is denied. We live today in a world in which everything has its place and function and nothing is left out of place. Storytelling is thus at a discount and like everything else in a world ruled by the laws of exchange value, literature is required to submit itself to the requirements of the market and must learn, like any other commodity, to adapt and serve needs that lie outside of itself and its concrete value. It is forced to stand not for itself but for an ideological cause of one sort or another, whether it be political, social or literary. It cannot exist for itself: like everything else it has to be justified. And for this very reason the power of storytelling is automatically devalued. Literature is reduced to the status of complimentary utilitarian functions: as a pastime to provide distraction and entertainment, or as a heightened activity that would claim to explore 'great truths' about the human condition.

Michael Richardson

#commodity #entertainment #literature #stories #surrealism

Ai pus nitroglicerină sub perna lui dumnezeu ...

Saşa Pană

#religion #surrealism #religion

Il faut que l’homme s’évade de cette lice ridicule qu’on lui a faite: le prétendu réel actuel avec la perspective d’un réel futur qui ne vaille guère mieux. Chaque minute pleine porte en elle-même la négation de siècles d’histoire boitillante et cassée. Ceux à qui il appartient de faire virevolter ces huit flamboyants au-dessus de nous ne le pourront qu’avec de la sève pure._ Manifestes du surréalisme

André Breton

#freedom #philosophy #surrealism #art

An immense body, encircling my delirium, a body made of wind and sunlight, crouching and stretching, encompassed the existence of the slightest human echo.

Joë Bousquet

#echo #surrealism #surreal

What is admirable about the fantastic is that there is no longer anything fantastic: there is only the real.

André Breton

#fantastique #fantasy #surrealism #surreal

Now the night's breath responds to the sea, which I can scarcely hear from here, as it reminisces about its shipwrecks.

Joë Bousquet

#sea #surrealism #surreal

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