Antonin Artaud

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Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948) was a French playwright, poet, actor and theatre director.

  • "I took Peyote in the mountains of Mexico and I had a dose of it that lasted two or three days with the Tarahumara, and at the time those three days seemed like the happiest days of my life. I had stopped tormenting myself, trying to find a reason for my life, and I had stopped having to carry my body around. I realized that I was inventing life, that that was my function and rason d’etre, and that I suffered when my imagination failed, and Peyote gave it to me.”" -- A note on Peyote 1936