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André Breton


André Breton was a French writer, poet, and surrealist theorist, who is best known as the principal founder of Surrealism. His writings include Surrealist Manifesto from 1924, in which he defined surrealism as “pure psychic automatism.” [1]
"To speak of God, to think of God, is in every respect to show what one is made of....I have always wagered against God and I regard the little that I have won in this world as simply the outcome of this bet. However paltry may have been the stake (my life) I am conscious of having won to the full. Everything that is doddering, squint-eyed, vile, polluted and grotesque is summoned up for me in that one word: God!" - Written as a footnote in his book, Surrealism and Painting. [2]

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