André Breton Quotes



Best 7 Manifestoes of Surrealism Quotes by André Breton

Manifestoes of Surrealism Quotes

“Everything leads us to believe that there exists a spot in the mind from which life and death, the real and the imaginary, the past and the future, the high and the low, the communicable and the incommunicable will cease to be perceived as contradictions.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

“I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

“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.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

“The mind of the dreaming man is fully satisfied with whatever happens to it. The agonizing question of possibility does not arise.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

“The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd.

Anyone who, at least once in his life, has not dreamed of thus putting an end to the petty system of debasement and cretinization in effect has a well-defined place in that crowd with his belly at barrel-level.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

“There are fairy stories to be written for adults. Stories that are still in a green state.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

“This cancer of the mind which consists of thinking all too sadly that certain things ‘are’, while others, which well might be, ‘are not’.”

Manifestoes of Surrealism

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