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Quote of André Breton - Nothing retains less of desire in...


Biography - André Breton :

French writer and poet.
Born: 1896 - Died: 1966
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.




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Quotes for: art


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Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: science


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Quotes about science:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
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A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.
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Quotes for: Desire


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Quotes for: Desire


He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.
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Desire is the essence of a man.
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There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
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Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.
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My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
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One word and all is saved
One word and all is lost.

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Words make love.
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It is perhaps childhood that comes closest to one's 'real life'.
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Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
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All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
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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.
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