Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (December 22, 1876December 2, 1944) was an Italian ideologue, poet, editor, and main founder of the futurist movement of the early 20th century.

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  • 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.
    • Speech, 1910, Lyceum Club, London. Futurist Speech to the English, published in Marinetti: Selected Writings (1972)
  • 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.
    • The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, Figaro (Paris, Feb. 20, 1909)
  • 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?
    • We Abjure Our Symbolist Masters..., from War, the World's Only Hygiene (1911-1915)
  • A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the world—the beauty of speed.
    • The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, Figaro (Paris, Feb. 20, 1909)
  • A Race car is more beautiful than the Victory of Samotracia

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