Jean Dubuffet
Quotations


Art is the most passionate orgy within manís grasp.

What culture lacks is the taste for anonymous, innumerable germination. Culture is smitten with counting and measuring; it feels out of place and uncomfortable with the innumerable; its efforts tend, on the contrary, to limit the numbers in all domains; it tries to count on its fingers.

Caprice, independence and rebellion, which are opposed to the social order, are essential to the good health of an ethnic group. We shall measure the good health of this group by the number of its delinquents. Nothing is more immobilizing than the spirit of deference.

The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the Stateís ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.



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