The Mook Manifesto - Part 2
The second fifth of…
The Mook Manifesto– A contemporary theory of irrelativity
(Mook = Definition of mook. slang. :a foolish, insignificant, or contemptible person.)
"You can come and shut up!" Zvi Tolkovsky
Death to speed readers!
To my Czech countryfolk. To everything say ‘To Ne!‘
I know you are tired. And you do not wish to lean left in your rebellion. You have been there. You also do not want to venture right. Capitalism is betraying you. In the middle you find yourselves. Not apathetic but apolitical. You have settled in the catchment area of the scoundrel and the dullard. Join forces and disappear your enemies. You are in no position to sit back and relax. Say "To Ne!" to everything.
Don't Buy a Gun - BE A GNU!
Aim for the heart with your shitty poetry. Aim for the genitals with the good stuff.
Grade yourself like you just slept with yourself to get a better grade. It's immoral.
Now make yourself a sandwich.
Jettison unnecessary cargo
Infinite is not enough
One is not enough
Don't be so quick to agree with people who share your opinion.
The person who is good at expressing clearly their ideas and emotions will make for a bad artist.
No struggle - No art.
It is not the artist's emotional closeness to things which dictates their greatness but the frustration in dealing with their unchanging distance from everything.
*(the battle cry of the Mook)
Arm a nettle, sting a quark.
Sell yourself to a painting
Brave the woman who poses as a woman.
Drowning in his sorrows he learnt to
speak with fishes
The ugly ones with bulbous lips who feed on artist's wishes
Don't tell anyone anything.
Do not hug people who are offering 'free hugs'
There are roughly a 500 million artists and a billion pieces of art produced every day. Enjoy what you do. You are not needed.
Your voice is your password
Don't support a society that can't organise a society that doesn't have to organise charities.
It's the ‚not knowing‘ which arouses us and teases us from our apathy. It's the ‚not knowing‘.
Above the desire to create, an artist should be consumed with regret over everything they ever did or didn't do.
Leave early or stay till the end. Never stay ‚too far in-between‘.
It is okay to waste your talents but not your time.
I was sure that nature was not so conflicted as I.
From Latin luce love means light.
Detach yourself from beauty and become one with it.
Your work must be light to the touch. In this lies the greatness of the work.
We chop at the day with thoughts. From the morning to the evening. Short sharp words. Knives slashing at water
'Nothing' is forever
Only what thou did create.
Wisdumb, miss-chief, mennace and the hatred of everything normal.
Curb your enthusiasm by getting excited about everything.
No One is An Anything.
Names you don't know are better than names you know.
You know where the phone is.
I am made of sand.
This manifesto is made of glass.
You can't rationalise insanities.
I word we nonse disumification were were.
"Art is very well, but dependant on life." Leah Hirsig Diaries (Alieister Crowley's Scarlet Woman)
„Love the bullshit.“ Andy Allen
„The Catastrophe of Success.“ Tennessee Williams
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