The highlights from book 23 will be confusing. It's 100 Artists' Manifestos: From The Futurists To The Stuckists. I don't think I got to the end, it got too horribly repetitive.
"a continuation of art by other means"
"all aglow with the concentrated brilliance of an electric heart"
"We believe that this wonderful world has been further enriched by a new beauty, the beauty of speed"
"(Futurist manifestos are always dated 11; Marinetti had a superstitious regard for that number.)"
"Comrades, we tell you now that the triumphant progress of science makes profound changes in humanity inevitable, changes which are hacking an abyss between those docile slaves of past tradition and us free moderns, who are confident in the radiant splendour of our future."
"Support and glory in our day-to-day world, a world which is going to be continually and splendidly transformed by victorious Science."
"A profile is never motionless before our eyes, but it constantly appears and disappears."
"Our bodies penetrate the sofas upon which we sit, and the sofas penetrate our bodies."
"Everythingism argued for a deliberate multiplicity – of cultural traditions, period styles, decorative practices and even religious images. (‘We acknowledge all styles as suitable for the expression of our art, styles existing both yesterday and today.’)"
"Multiplicity is against orthodoxy"
"The future is behind us. All the same we will crush in our advance all those who undermine us and all those who stand aside."
"COMPRESSED ANALOGIES … MOVEMENTS IN TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE DIFFERENT RHYTHMS,
WE MUST DESTROY ALL PASSÉIST CLOTHES"
"We want Futurist clothes to be comfortable and practical. Dynamic Aggressive Shocking Energetic Violent Flying (i.e. giving the idea of flying, rising and running) Peppy Joyful Illuminating (in order to have light even in the rain) Phosphorescent Lit by electric lamps"
"Pattern changes should be available by pneumatic dispatch; in this way anyone may change his clothes according to the needs of the mood."
‘My love is eternal and my train leaves in fifteen minutes.’
"HITHERTO the great man has achieved greatness by keeping the people small. BUT in the Future, by inspiring the people to expand their fullest capacity, the great man proportionately must be tremendous – a God."
"7. The right of absolutely anyone to discuss and pass judgements where art is concerned."
"That sport be considered as an essential element in art."
"The particular qualities and characteristics that the sea always engenders in men are those that are, among the many diagnostics of our race, the most fundamentally English."
"Machinery is the greatest Earth-medium: incidentally it sweeps away the doctrines of a narrow and pedantic Realism at one stroke."
"In a Vorticist Universe we don’t get excited at what we have invented. If we did it would look as though it had been a fluke."
"We hunt machines, they are our favourite game. We invent them and then hunt them down."
"a taste for the light, the practical, the ephemeral and the swift."
"Fragmentation of words, word renewal!"
"A new order of objects makes reason shudder."
"I want my own stuff, my own rhythm, and vowels and consonants too, matching the rhythm and all my own. If this pulsation is seven yards long, I want words for it that are seven yards long. Mr Schulz’s words are only two and a half centimetres long."
"Hatred of the press, hatred of advertising, hatred of sensations are typical of people who prefer their armchair to the noise of the street, and who even make it a point of pride to be swindled by every small-time profiteer."
"Red October biscuit factory."
"We painted our furious canvases under the hisses and sniggers of overfed bureaucrats and petty bourgeois."
"In addition to his other activities, he had the distinction of making a kind of manifesto-object, or Dada portrait in 3-D (3-Dada?), Mechanical Head: Spirit of Our Time (1919), a wigmaker’s wooden dummy, complete with wallet, ruler, pocket-watch mechanism and case, bronze device for raising a camera, typewriter cylinder, segment of measuring tape, collapsible cup, nails and bolt. There is a plausible suggestion that it may be regarded as a portrait of Tristan Tzara"
"the erection of cities of light, and gardens which will belong to society as a whole and prepare man for a state of freedom."
"In my left pocket I carry a remarkably accurate self-portrait: a watch in burnished steel. It speaks, marks time and understands none of it."
"The past we are leaving behind as carrion. The future we leave to the fortune-tellers. We take the present day."
"We have no need to conceal our pride that we are living in this new Great Epoch of Great Organizations."
"(Form + colour + texture + rhythm + material + etc.) × ideology (the need to organize) = our art."