MARINETTI F.T.

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We will destroy the museums, libraries, academies of every kind, will fight moralism, feminism, every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice.

In - Manifesto of futurism – Marinetti

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We will glorify war—the world’s only hygiene—militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.

In - Manifesto of futurism – Marinetti

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Except in struggle, there is no more beauty. No work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece. Poetry must be conceived as a violent attack on unknown forces, to reduce and prostrate them before man.

In - Manifesto of futurism – Marinetti

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The poet must spend himself with ardor, splendor, and generosity, to swell the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.

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We affirm that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath—a roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.

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Up to now literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to exalt aggresive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer’s stride, the mortal leap, the punch and the slap.

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Courage, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements of our poetry.

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We intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness.

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