Friday, February 19, 2010

Meandering freely . . .

Today is the birthday of André Breton (February 19, 1896 – September 28, 1966), writer, poet, and surrealist theorist. He is best known as the principal founder of Surrealism and his Surrealist Manifesto of 1924.

"All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name." - André Breton

"Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions." - André Breton

"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." - André Breton

"Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself." - André Breton

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