Beautiful as the fortuitous encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissection table  

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"Beau comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie!" is a dictum from Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont. It translates as "Beautiful as the fortuitous encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissection table!"





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