Sunday, August 23, 2009

A vow

I will complete a work of short fiction by this time next week.

I will use the techniques outlined in "The Surrealist Manifesto" as well as those offered to us by the great Salvador Dali.

"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."

"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant."

"What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust."

"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning."

"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision."

"One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams."

- Salvador Dali

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