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Quotations From FRANCIS PICABIA

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  • 1.
    My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," ed. Rémy Hall (1990). 391, no. 15 (July 10. 1921).
  • 2.
    The essence of a man is found in his faults.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol. 2, "1950-1953," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978). 591 (Paris, Jan. 21, 1952).
  • 3.
    Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," trans. by Rémy Hall (1990). 491 (Paris, March 4, 1949).
  • 4.
    Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol 2, "1925-1932," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978). 591 (Paris, Jan. 21, 1952).
  • 5.
    Only useless things are indispensable.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes/No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," ed. Rémy Hall (1990). "Dactylocoque," Littérature, Second Series, Paris (Dec. 1, 1922).
  • 6.
    All beliefs are bald ideas.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," ed. Rémy Hall (1990). Jésus-Christ Rastaquoère, ch. 1 (1920).
  • 7.
    Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms, p. 50 (1950, repr. 1986).

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  • 8.
    Taste is tiring like good company.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," ed. Rémy Hall (1990). Écrits, vol. 2, eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978).
  • 9.
    A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol. 2, "1950-1953," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978). 591 (Paris, January 21, 1952).
  • 10.
    Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol. 2, "1923," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978). "Jésus dit à ces Juifs," La Vie Moderne (Paris, Feb. 25, 1923).

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