How I Became Charming, Likeable and Delightful

Photo by Man Ray. (L) Tristan Tzara and (R) Jean Cocteau.

I sleep very late. I commit suicide at 65%. My life is very cheap, it’s only
30% of life for me. My life has 30% of life. It lacks arms, strings and
a few buttons. 5% is devoted to a state of semi-lucid stupor accompanied
by anaemic crackling. This 5% is called DADA. So life is cheap. Death is
a bit more expensive. But life is charming and death is equally charming.

—Tristan Tzara

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