Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

— Guillaume Apollinaire

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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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When man resolved to imitate walking, he invented the wheel, which does not look like a leg. In doing this, he was practicing surrealism without knowing it.

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Cubism is the art of depicting new wholes with formal elements borrowed not only from the reality of vision, but from that of conception.

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Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.

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Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.

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A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.

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Color is the fruit of life.

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The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.

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To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality.

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Paint with whatever material you please - with pipes, postage stamps, postcards or playing cards, painted paper, or newspapers.

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Matisse renovates rather than innovates.

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

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About Guillaume Apollinaire

Quotes 34 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

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

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Without artists, the sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed.

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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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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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We cannot carry our father's corpse with us everywhere we go.

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Memories are hunting horns whose sound dies on the wind.

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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... everything would fall apart into chaos. There would be no more seasons, no more civilizations, no more thought, no more humanity, no more life even; and impotent darkness would reign forever. Poets and artists together determine the features of their age, and the future meekly conforms to their edit.

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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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My, how beautiful is war! its songs, its leisure!

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How slow life is, how violent hope is.

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

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One day/ One day I waited for myself/ I said to myself Guillaume it's time you came/ So I could know just who I am/ I who know others.

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Joy always came after pain.

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Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure Les jours s'en vont je demeure

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

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I hate artists who are not of their time.

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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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