Quotes by Francis Picabia

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Francis-Marie Martinez Picabia (January 28, 1879 - November 30, 1953) was a well-known painter and poet born of a French mother and a Spanish father who was an attach at the Cuban legation in Paris, France.

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Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.

My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men..
God invented concubinage, Satan marriage.
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.
Only useless things are indispensable.
Taste is tiring like good company.
A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
The essence of a man is found in his faults.
The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
All beliefs are bald ideas.
Wherever art appears, life disappears.
The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.