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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti


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Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (22 December 1876 – 2 December 1944) was an Italian poet and editor, the founder of the Futurist movement.

Emilio Angelo Carlo Marinetti (some documents give his name as "Filippo Achille Emilio Marinetti") spent the first years of his life in Alexandria, Egypt, where his father (Enrico Marinetti) and his mother (Amalia Grolli) lived together more uxorio ... more »

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  • ''The past is necessarily inferior to the future. That is how we wish it to be. How could we acknowledge any merit in our most dangerous enemy: the past, gloomy prevaricator, execrable tutor?''
    Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright, founder of Futurism. repr. In Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. R.W. Flint (1972). "We Abjure Our S...
  • ''A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the world—the beauty of speed.''
    Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright. repr. In Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. by R.W. Flint (1971). "Foundation and Manifesto of Futur...
  • We love the indomitable bellicose patriotism that sets you apart; we love the national pride that guides your muscularly courageous race; we love the potent individualism that doesn't prevent you from...
    Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright, founder of Futurism. Speech, 1910, Lyceum Club, London. "Futurist Speech to the English," published...
  • We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; we will sing of the multicolored, polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capitals; we will sing of the vibrant nightly fer...
    Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright. repr. In Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. R.W. Flint (1972). "The Founding and Manifesto of Futuri...
  • There is no longer beauty except in the struggle. No more masterpieces without an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault against the unknown forces in order to overcome them and prostr...
    Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright. repr. In Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. R.W. Flint (1972). "The Founding and Manifesto of Futuri...
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