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QuadRaptor
Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:59 am Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2007 Posts: 1190 Location: Alabama, USA
Heya, I wanted to ask about one of the quotes from Vanitas. I really liked it but couldn't find anything about it when I searched the internet. I wanted to ask if you could provide the full quote and maybe the author/where you found it at if you don't mind.

It was the one that said something like "Chalk becomes a cliffside; Desk becomes the trees; Pencil holder becomes a bird." and a few more lines before that.

Thank you, it really inspired me.
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Michael
Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:05 pm Reply with quote
Site Administrator Joined: 07 Jun 2002 Posts: 8065 Location: Gent, Belgium
It's from a poem by Jacques Prévert (from Paroles, Page d'écriture).
The original French text is
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Et les vitres redeviennent sable
l'encre redevient eau
les pupitres redeviennent arbres
la craie redevient falaise
le porte-plume redevient oiseau.


Here's a page with all the quotes and their authors.
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QuadRaptor
Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:37 am Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2007 Posts: 1190 Location: Alabama, USA
Awesome! Thank you!

Hah, didn't realize there was a page for Vanitas.
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