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Guillaume Apollinaire

1880-1918. French poet, writer and art critic.

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

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

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