Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud

French writer, poet, playwright, and theater actor, artist, screenwriter, director and theoretician of the theater
You are outside life, you are above life, you have miseries which the ordinary man does not know, you exceed the normal level, and it is for this that men refuse to forgive you, you poison their peace of mind, you undermine their stability. You have irrepressible pains whose essence is to be inadaptable to any known state, indescribable in words. You have repeated and shifting pains, incurable pains, pains beyond imagining, pains which are neither of the body nor of the soul, but which partake of both. And I share your suffering, and I ask you: who dares to ration our relief? We are not going to kill ourselves just yet. In the meantime, leave us the hell alone.More Antonin Artaud quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.More Antonin Artaud quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A real theatrical experience shakes the calm of the senses, liberates the compressed unconscious and drives towards a kind of potential revolt . . .More Antonin Artaud quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cruelty signifies rigor, implacable intention and decision, irreversible and absolute determination,More Antonin Artaud quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is why true beauty never strikes us directly. The setting sun is beautiful because of all it makes us lose.More Antonin Artaud quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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