The legend goes that the name for what they were doing was adopted by randomly sticking a knife into a dictionary and finding under the blade the noun dada, hobby-horse in French.
Once dada became an international phenomenon, with adherents in all major world cities, artists started debating the origin of the name, claiming it as their own finding. I went to Mr. Ephraim, let me have your hall.
I want to make a cabaret. Ephraim agreed. I want to have an exhibition to go with my cabaret. It shall be an international cabaret. We want to do some beautiful things. The next aim of the artists united here is to publish an international periodical. Unfortunately, the cabaret soon closed in June , but dada was just beginning.
If art until then had been based on aesthetic, then dada was anti-art, and these performances were hideous and disturbing, like the war around them. After the closing of the Cabaret Voltaire when Mr. Jan could no longer take the madness, the artists associated with dada moved on, first hosting regular exhibitions at Galerie Dada in Bahnhofstr 19, which also closed soon thereafter in June , then to other cities bringing dada ideas with them and establishing local dada branches.
However, Hugo Ball, who actually separated himself from Dada in early , turned to Christianity and retired to Ticino until his death. Tzara went on to establishing the Dada school of thought and become its main promoter and leader. Since its closing in , the building housing the Cabaret Voltaire on Spiegelgasse 1 has gone through many transformations.
And thus, in , Cabaret Voltaire, funded by the city of Zurich and private funders, opened its doors as an institution. What would have thought the fanatically anti-establishment dadaists about this institution dedicated to what cannot be institutionalized? I want to do it differently….
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I stand corrected: Beaumarchais of course. This quote has also been attributed to Joseph Addison. In The Spectator , 21 March , Addison wrote of "an establish'd Rule, which is receiv'd as such to this Day, That nothing is capable of being well set to Musick, that is not Nonsense. This is a proverb which can be found in Robert Codrington's "Youth's Behaviour, Second Part" and in Thomas Fuller's "Gnomologia" Defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Percivall, this is Ben Jonson 's "satirical definition of physic". God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
For a discussion of this quotation, which is uncertain in origin but was quoted long before Voltaire, see the following:  [ dead link ] God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. I wholly disapprove of what you say—and will defend to the death your right to say it.
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Though these words are regularly attributed to Voltaire, they were first used by Evelyn Beatrice Hall , writing under the pseudonym of Stephen G Tallentyre in The Friends of Voltaire , as a summation of Voltaire's beliefs on freedom of thought and expression. This remark, however, does not appear in the letter. Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. As quoted in Hefley What's so great about the Bible , p. According to The Open Society , Vol.
He could say, while on this topic, that the Hotel Gibbon so-called from that celebrated infidel is now become the very depository of the Bible Society, and the individual who superintends the building is an agent for the sale and receipt of the books. The very ground this illustrious scoffer often paced, has now become the scene of the operation and success of an institution established for the diffusion of the very book against which his efforts were directed.
But what has happened? His printing press, with which he printed his infidel literature, has since been used to print copies of the Word of God; and the very house in which he lived has been stacked with Bibles of the Geneva Bible Society. This applies to all Voltaire's homes, whether in France, Germany, Switzerland, or anywhere else".