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Antonin Artaud Quotes

Quotes by Antonin Artaud - (9 quotes)

Antonin Artaud - From the Creativity category:

No one has ever written or painted, sculpted, modeled, built, invented, except to get out of hell. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Desperation category:

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Drunkenness category:

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Exhaustion category:

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Form category:

If there is still one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, instead of being like victims burnt at the stake, signaling through the flames. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Genius category:

There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Life category:

When we speak the word 'life,' it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Poetry category:

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us. (Antonin Artaud)

Antonin Artaud - From the Religion category:

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape. (Antonin Artaud)