Graffiti from Les Jours de Mai, 1968

“Revolution is the ecstasy of history.”
“Open the nurseries, the universities and all the other prisons.”

“It is forbidden to forbid.”

“Down with the spectator commodity society.”

“I take my desires for reality because I believe in the reality of my desires.”

“Underneath the paving stones, the beach!”
“We won’t ask for anything.  We won’t demand anything.  We’ll just take and occupy.”
“Be realistic –– demand the impossible.”

“Humanity will be happy the day the last bureaucrat is hung with the guts of the last capitalist.”
“The tears of a philistine are the nectar of the Gods.”

“Those who go halfway down the path of revolution dig their own graves.”

“Boredom is counterrevolutionary.”
“In a society that has abolished every kind of adventure the only adventure that remains is to abolish society.”

“Don’t liberate me –– I’ll take care of that.”

“We will have good masters as soon as everyone is their own.”

“Never work.”
“Conflict is the origin of everything.”

“Coming soon to this location: charming ruins.”
“The most beautiful structure is a paving stone thrown at a cop’s head.”
“Down with the abstract.  Long live the ephemeral.”
“Practice wishful thinking.”
“Unbutton your mind as often as your fly.”

“Happiness is hanging your landlord.”

“I don’t know how to write but I would like to say beautiful things and I don’t know how.”

(Thanks to Andrew Mueller, Situationist International and Bureau of Public Secrets.

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