Guillaume Apollinaire

French poet, criticus

Lived from: 1880-1918

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Guillaume Apollinaire

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    ''Come to the edge,'' He said. They said, ''We are afraid.'' ''Come to the edge,'' He said. They cam. He pushed them... and they flew.
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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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    Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.
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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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    Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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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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