Filippo Tommaso Marinetti quotes

  • We want to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Want #Energy #Habit

  • We will glorify war-the world's only hygiene, milliterism, patriotism , the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Beautiful #War #Hygiene

  • Idealists , workers of thought, unite to show how inspiration and genius walk in step with the progress of the machine , of aircraft, of industry, of trade, of the sciences, of electricity.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Inspiration #Progress #Steps

  • O my brother Futurists ! All of you, look at yourselves!.. ..In the name of that Human Pride we so adore, I proclaim that the hour is nigh when men with broad temples and steel chins will give birth magnificently, with a single trust of their bulging will, to giants with flawless gestures.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Brother #Pride #Men

  • Art deals with profound and simple moods.. ..Let us suppose that the artist - in this instance (the artist )Picabia - gets a certain impression by looking at our skyscrapers, our city, our way of life, and that he tries to reproduce it.. ..he will convey it in plastic ways on the canvas, even though we see neither skyscrapers nor city on it.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Art #Simple #Cities

  • We had stayed up all night my friends and I beneath mosque lamps hanging from the ceiling. Their brass domes were filigreed, starred like our souls; just as, again like our souls, they were illuminated by the imprisoned brilliance of an electric heart. On the opulent oriental rugs, we had crushed our ancestral lethargy, arguing all the way to the final frontiers of logic and blackening reams of paper with delirious writings.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Writing #Heart #Night

  • It is from Italy that we are flinging this to the world, our manifesto of burning and overwhelming violence, with which we today establish " Futurism ," for we intend to free this nation from its fetid cancer of professors, archaeologists, tour guides, and antiquarians.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Cancer #Today #Violence

  • In order to win over Paris and appear, in the eyes of all Europe, an absolute innovator, the most advanced of all, I urge you to get to work with all your heart, resolute on being bolder, crazier, more advanced, surprising, eccentric, incomprehensible, and grotesque than anybody else in music. I urge you to be a madman.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Eye #Heart #Winning

  • The compliments you are about to pay could only sadden me, because what you love in our dear peninsula is exactly the object of our hatreds. Indeed, you crisscross Italy only to meticulously sniff out the traces of our oppressive past, and you are happy, insanely happy, if you have the good fortune to carry home some miserable stone on which our ancestors have trodden.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Home #Past #Hatred

  • When will you disembarrass yourselves of the lymphatic ideology of that deplorable Ruskin, which I would like to cover with so much ridicule that you would never forget it? With his morbid dream of primitive and rustic life, with his nostalgia for Homeric cheeses and legendary wool-spinners, with his hatred for the machine, steam power, and electricity, that maniac of antique simplicity is like a man who, after having reached full physical maturity, still wants to sleep in his cradle and feed himself at the breast of his decrepit old nurse in order to recover his thoughtless infancy.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Dream #Sleep #Men

  • It is therefore necessary to prepare the imminent and inevitable identification of man with the motor, facilitating and perfecting an incessant exchange of intuition, rhythm, instinct and metallic discipline, quite utterly unknown to the majority of humanity and only divined by the most lucid mind.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Men #Discipline #Humanity

  • Art, in fact, can be nothing but violence, cruelty and injustice.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Art #Violence #Facts

  • War is the highest form of modern art.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Art #War #Modern

  • A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the world - the beauty of speed.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #World #Splendor #Speed

  • I feel the matter of my heart being transformed, metallized, in an optimism of steel.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Heart #Optimism #Steel

  • We love the indomitable bellicose patriotism that sets you apart; we love the national pride that guides your muscularly courageous race; we love the potent individualism that doesn't prevent you from opening your arms to individualists of every land, whether libertarians or anarchists.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Pride #Race #Land

  • The past is necessarily inferior to the future. That is how we wish it to be. How could we acknowledge any merit in our most dangerous enemy: the past, gloomy prevaricator, execrable tutor?
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Past #Enemy #Wish

  • A Race car is more beautiful than the Victory of Samotracia
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Beautiful #Race #Car

  • Let us leave good sense behind like a hideous husk and let us hurl ourselves, like fruit spiced with pride, into the immense mouth and breast of the world! Let us feed the unknown, not from despair, but simply to enrich the unfathomable reservoirs of the Absurd!
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Pride #Despair #World

  • We say that the world's magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed... Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Yesterday #Space #World

  • Spaghetti is no food for fighters,
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Fighter #Spaghetti

  • War, the World's Only Hygiene
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Art #War #Hygiene

  • There is no longer beauty except in the struggle. No more masterpieces without an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault against the unknown forces in order to overcome them and prostrate them before men.
    -- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    #Struggle #Character #Men