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Guillaume Apollinaire Quotes

(1880-1918), Italian-born French Poet, Critic

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

Category: Architecture

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

Category: Arts And Artists

Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere.

Category: Arts And Artists

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Category: Happiness

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.

Category: Humankind

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.

Category: Nature

To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality.

Category: Purity