Thursday, 14 January 2010

LESS TIME -Andre Breton (19/2/1896- 28/9/1966)

Less time than it takes to say it, less tears than it takes to die; I've taken account of everything,
there you have it. I've made a census of the stones, they are as numerous as my fingers and some others;
I've distributed some pamphlets to the plants, but not all were willing to accept them.
I've kept company with music for a second only and now I no longer know what to think of suicide,
for if I ever want to part from myself, the exit is on this side and, I add mischievously, the entrance, the re-entrance is on the other.
You see what you still have to do.
Hours, grief, I don't keep a reasonable account of them;
I'm alone, I look out of the window;
there is no passerby, or rather no one passes.
You don't know this man?
It's Mr.Same.
May I introduce Madam Madam? And their children.
Then I turn back on my steps, my steps turn back too,
but I don't know know exactly what they turn back on.
I consult a schedule; the names of the towns have been replaced by the names of the people who have been quite close to me.
Shall I go to A, return to B, change at X?
Yes, of course I'll change at X.
Provided I don't miss the connection with boredom!
There we are: boredom, beautiful parallels,
how beautiful the parallells are under God's perpendicular.


  1. sweet... i always got me konks with the whole dada thing much more than with surrealism.nice quotes though,i read his early surrealism manifesto but it really didn't connect like the above quotes just have.
    hope you're well.laters.xx

  2. Yeah great thanks, I alternate between the two I guess, but sometimes get out of my depths, cheers. xx