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Francis Picabia
(1879-1953) born on
Jan 22
French painter, illustrator, designer, editor. He was successively involved with the Cubist, Dadaist, and Surrealist movements.
         
   
F
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.

R
Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
A
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
N
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
K
The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "L'Humour Poetique," in La Nef, no. 71 --72 (Paris, Dec. 1950/Jan. 1951; repr. in Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," ed. by Rémy Hall, 1990).
R: In "Ecrits," vol. 2, "1950-1953," ed. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou, 1978.
A: "M. Paul Signac, M. Francis Picabia et Dada," in "Figaro," (Paris), 20 Jan. 1922.
N: In "Ecrits," vol. 2, "1950-1953," ed. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou, 1978.
K: "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms," p. 46., 1950.
   


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