Words of Wisdom: Paris, 1934

"Each one of us, in his timidity, has a limit beyond which he is outraged. It is inevitable that he, who by concentrated application has extended this limit for himself, should arouse the resentment of those who have accepted conventions which, since accepted by all, require no initiative of application. And this resentment generally takes the form of meaningless laughter or of criticism, if not persecution. But this apparent violation is preferable to the monstrous habits condoned by etiquette and estheticism."

Man Ray, 1934

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2 Responses to Words of Wisdom: Paris, 1934

  1. Cat says:

    Wonderful…Priceless..True.

  2. Lauri says:

    This is absolutely true! Those who do exceed limits will be persecuted in some way ( and there are zillions of degrees of exceeding limits and of persecution). But, it is much preferable to endure the so called persecution, than to never exceed any limits at all.Woooo!

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