Antonin Artaud — French Dramatist born on September 04, 1896, died on March 04, 1948

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud , was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde... (wikipedia)

I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human.
There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
When we speak the word 'life,' it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.

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