« An image is not strong because it is brutal or fantastic but because the association of ideas is distant and right. »
« The image is a pure creation of the mind.
It cannot born from a comparison but from the bringing together of two more or less distant realities. »
« The more distant and fairer the relationship between the two close realities, the stronger the image will be - the more emotional power and poetic reality it will have. »
« What is great is not the image - but the emotion it provokes; if the latter is great, the image will be estimated at its measure.
The emotion thus provoked is pure, poetically pure, because it is born outside any imitation, any evocation, any comparison. »
« The image is a pure creation of the mind. »