KM,FE 1848I'm against action. I'm for continuous contradiction, for affirmation; too I am neither for nor against. And I do not explain because I hate common sense.
TZ 1918I'm writing a manifesto because I have nothing to say.
PS 1920I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince. I have no right to drag others into my river. I oblige no one to follow me. How can one expect to put order into the chaos that constitutes that infinite and shapeless variation – man?
TZ 1918In this period of change, the role of the artist can only be that of the revolutionary. It is his duty to destroy the last remnants of an empty, irksome aesthetic, arousing the creative instinct still slumbering unconscious in the human mind.
KM,FE 1848- Karl Marx e Friedrich Engels,
TZ 1918- Tristan Tzara,
PS 1920- Philippe Soupault,
CN 1948- Constant Nieuwenhuys,