Wisdom(?) from the 1918 Dadaist manifesto by Tristan Tzara

The 1st and 2nd DADA Art Manifestos are online over there.

  • “Psychoanalysis is a dangerous disease, it deadens man’s anti-real inclinations and systematises the bourgeoisie.”
  • “Dialectics is an amusing machine that leads us (in banal fashion) to the opinions which we would have held in any case.”
  • “People observe, they look at things from one or several points of view, they choose them from amongst the millions that exist. Experience too is the result of chance and of individual abilities.”
  • “Logic is a complication. Logic is always false. It draws the superficial threads of concepts and words towards illusory conclusions and centres.”
  • “What we need are strong straightforward, precise works which will be forever misunderstood.”