A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.— Francis Picabia
The most bashful Francis Picabia quotes that will activate your inner potential
The devil follows me day and night because he is afraid to be alone.
Art must be unaesthetic in the extreme, useless and impossible to justify.
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
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.
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.
One must go through life, be it red or blue, stark naked and accompanied by the music of a subtle fisherman, prepared at all times for a celebration.
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
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 essence of a man is found in his faults.
The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
Only useless things are indispensable.
Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Good taste is as tiring as good company.
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
Taste is tiring like good company.
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
We are not responsible for what we do; we are ignorant of our acts until we accomplish them.
God invented concubinage, Satan marriage.
The future is a monotonous instrument
Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men..
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
If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirts.
Wherever art appears, life disappears.
Dada talks with you, it is everything, it includes everything, it belongs to all religions, can be neither victory nor defeat, it lives in space and not in time.