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They rarely discovered a star red as a distant crime or a star-fish.
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The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.

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The clouds were disappearing rapidly, leaving the stars to die. The night dried up.

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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.

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I am the soul in limbo.

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

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Past and future monopolize the poet's sensory and intellectual faculties, detached from the immediate spectacle. These two philtres become utterly clear the moment one stops being hypnotized by the cloudy precipitate constituted by the world of today.

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They rarely discovered a star red as a distant crime or a star-fish.

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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.

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This is the most beautiful night of all, the lightning filled night: day, compared to it, is night.

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Intellectually, true beauty is very difficult to distinguish a priori from the bloom of youth.

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The double eyelid of the sun rises and falls on life. The birds' feet on the windowpane of the sky are what I used to call stars. The earth itself, whose motion seems so inexplicable as long as one remains beneath the vault, the earth that is webfooted with deserts is itself subject to the laws of migration

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