None of us would have written as we do without surrealism and dadaism. By liberating the language, those movements paved the way for us.
Good men make good rhinoceroses, unfortunately.
The Pataphysique is not dead. It lives on in the minds of certain men, even if they are not aware of it. It has gone into occultation, as we say, and will come back again one day.
A nose that can see is worth two that sniff.
I am told, in a dream... you can only get the answer to all your questions through a dream. So in my dream, I fall asleep, and I dream, in my dream, that I'm having that absolute, revealing dream.
We are all Victims of Duty.
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair.
I have never been to the Right, nor have I been a Communist, because I have experienced, personally, both forms of totalitarianism. It is those who have never lived under tyranny who call me petit bourgeois.
Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.
Oh words, what crimes are committed in your name!