marcell duchamp

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“Fountain,” 1950 (replica of 1917 original), by Marcel Duchamp © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/Estate of Marcel Duchamp

“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.”
― Marcel Duchamp, on Art

“For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.”
― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night

“…there is, with respect to the very structure of language, no proper context to provide proof of a final meaning’ [there is a process of continual deferral]”
― John Lechte, Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers