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Quotes by Louis Aragon - (15 quotes)

Louis Aragon - From the Books category:

Yes, I read. I have that absurd habit. I like beautiful poems, moving poetry, and all the beyond of that poetry. I am extraordinarily sensitive to those poor, marvelous words left in our dark night by a few men I never knew. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Critics category:

The authors of book reviews would consider themselves dishonored were they to mention, as they should, the subject of the book. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Dreams category:

O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Fear category:

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Genius category:

The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Genius category:

Geniuses are like ocean liners: they should never meet. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Imagination category:

Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Knowledge category:

Can the knowledge derived from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense? (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Mistakes category:

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Mysteries category:

The gateway to mystery swings open at the touch of human weakness and we have entered the realms of darkness. One false step, one slurred syllable together reveal a man's thoughts. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Opposites category:

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Photography category:

The painting of tomorrow will use the photographic eye as it has used the human eye. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Reality category:

There are other relations besides reality, which the mind is capable of grasping and which also are primary, like chance, illusion, the fantastic, the dream. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Solitude category:

Most people have never known solitude... But there are a few of the other kind who can go back to their rooms anywhere and close the door on the whole world, and feel that they need never emerge. (Louis Aragon)

Louis Aragon - From the Surrealism category:

The vice named surrealism is the immoderate and impassioned use of the stupefacient image or rather of the uncontrolled provocation of the image for its own sake and for the element of unpredictable perturbation and of metamorphosis which it introduces into the domain of representation; for each image on each occasion forces you to revise the entire Universe. (Louis Aragon)