Guillaume Apollinaire Quotes

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Guillaume Apollinaire Quotes

Six mirrors keep staring at one another
("Monday rue Christine")
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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

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How slow life is, how violent hope is.

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Joy came always after pain.

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Come to the edge," he said.
They said, "We are afraid."
Come to the edge," he said.
They came.
He pushed them ... and they flew.

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People quickly grow accustomed to being the slaves of mystery.

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I sing the joy of wandering and the pleasure of the wanderer's death

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Come to the edge,' he said. 'We are afraid,' they said. 'Come to the edge, he said,' and slowly, reluctantly, they came. He pushed them and they flew.

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And God said come to the edge." "I can't. I'm afraid." "Come to the edge." "I can't. I'll fall" "Come to the edge." I went to the edge and God pushed me ... ... .and I flew.

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When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg.

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Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere.

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In this mirror,
I am enclosed a live and real as you.
Imagine angels and not like the reflections.

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I had the courage to look backward
The ghosts of my days

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I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.

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It's raining women's voices
as if they had died
even in memory,
and it's raining you as well-
Marvellous encounters of my life
(o little drops!)

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Oh Paris
From red to green all the yellow dies away
Paris Vancouver Hyeres Maintenon New York and the Antilles
The window opens like an orange
The beautiful fruit of light
("Windows")

— Guillaume Apollinaire

Vase
[Why weep
Come back tomorrow
There are also poisonous flowers
and flowers always open in the evening
she loves the cinema
she has been in Russia
Love married with disdain
Pearl-studded watch
a trip to Montrouge
Maisons- Lafitte
and everything finishes in perfumes
remember
Let the flower bloom and let the fruit rot
and let the grain sprout
while the storms rage]

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It's raining my soul, it's raining, but it's raining dead eyes.

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Memory is a hunting horn
Its tone dies out along the wind.

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Overhead in the Paris sky
Two airplanes fought it out one day
And one of them was my whole youth
The other was my days to come

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Today you are walking in Paris the women are all steeped in blood
It was and I'd rather not remember it was at beauty's decline

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Joy always came after pain.

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I hate artists who are not of their time.

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Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We're afraid.' 'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We will fall!' 'Come to the edge.' And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.

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I don't want to work. I want to smoke.

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Color is the fruit of life.

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Twentieth pupil of the centuries knows its stuff and bird-changed this century like Jesus climbs the sky.

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Geometry is to the plastic arts what grammar is to the art of the writer.

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Without artists, the order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish.

— Guillaume Apollinaire

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