Francis Picabia Quotes.
Art must be unaesthetic in the extreme, useless and impossible to justify.
Only useless things are indispensable.
My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Every page must explode, whether through seriousness, profundity, turbulence, nausea, the new, the eternal, annihilating nonsense, enthusiasm for principles, or the way it is printed.
The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.
All beliefs are bald ideas.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
You are always looking for already-felt emotions, just as you like to get an old pair of trousers back from the cleaners, which seem new when you don’t look too closely. Artists are cleaners, don’t let yourself be taken in by them. True modern works of art are made not by artists but quite simply by men.
New York is the cubist, the futurist city. It expresses in its architecture, its life, its spirit, the modern thought.
The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
Good taste is as tiring as good company.
Youth doesn’t reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirts.
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery
The future is a monotonous instrument
God invented concubinage, Satan marriage.
The essence of a man is found in his faults.
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
Dada is like your hopes: nothing like your paradise: nothing like your idols: nothing like your heroes: nothing like your artists: nothing like your religions: nothing