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Antonin Artaud - Quotes

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I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.

No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell. ---->>>

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth. ---->>>

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human. ---->>>

Those who live, live off the dead. ---->>>

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones. ---->>>

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: September 4, 1896
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Die: 03-04, 1948
Occupation: Dramatist
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Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (French: [aʁto]; 4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.(wikipedia)