Dadaism Disgust by Tristran Tzara
Dadaism Disgust by Tristran Tzara

Liberté: Dada, Dada, Dada, hurlement, entrelacement des contraires e de toutes les contradictions, des grotesques, des inconséquences: La Vie.
Tristan Tzara

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Marcel Duchamp

I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.
Tristan Tzara

For me taking part in the decay of present-day man is an entertaining task and the only one that interests me.
Tristan Tzara

Dante used to say: “To doubt please me more than to know”. The Dadaist movement claimed: “Dada doubts everything”. The Cartesian method implies: “I doubt therefore I exist” and it could go on, so I urge you to always doubt, especially politicians, bankers and entrepreneurs.
Carl William Brown

Those who doubt their future abilities generally do not aspire to leadership positions and since Dada doubts everything, they just have to struggle to subvert the authority of stupidity.
Carl William Brown

Idealism, materialism, nihilism, buddhism, mysticism, capitalism, communism, surrealism, dadaism, all good things for my deep black humor.
Carl William Brown

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
Francis Picabia

Every product of disgust capable of becoming a negation of the family is Dada; a protest with the fists of its whole being engaged in destructive action: Dada; knowledge of all the means rejected up until now by the shamefaced sex of comfortable compromise and good manners: Dada; abolition of logic, which is the dance of those impotent to create: Dada; of every social hierarchy and equation set up for the sake of values by our valets: Dada: every object, all objects, sentiments, obscurities, apparitions and the precise clash of parallel lines are weapons for the fight: Dada; abolition of memory: Dada; abolition of archaeology: Dada; abolition of prophets: Dada; abolition of the future: Dada; absolute and unquestionable faith in every god that is the immediate product of spontaneity: Dada; elegant and unprejudiced leap from a harmony to the other sphere; trajectory of a word tossed like a screeching phonograph record; to respect all individuals in their folly of the moment: whether it be serious, fearful, timid, ardent, vigorous, determined, enthusiastic; to divest one’s church of every useless cumbersome accessory; to spit out disagreeable or amorous ideas like a luminous waterfall, or coddle them – with the extreme satisfaction that it doesn’t matter in the least – with the same intensity in the thicket of core’s soul pure of insects for blood well-born, and gilded with bodies of archangels. Freedom: Dada Dada Dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE

Tristran Tzara, “Dada Manifesto 1918”