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André Breton (French:  [~de bt~] ; 19 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was 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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Quote Left Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. Quote Right
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Quote Left Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is impossible for me to envisage a picture as being other than a window, and ... my first concern is then to know what it looks out on. Quote Right
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