Quotation by Antonin Artaud

However fiercely opposed one may be to the present order, an old respect for the idea of order itself often prevents people from distinguishing between order and those who stand for order, and leads them in practise to respect individuals under the pretext of respecting order itself.
Antonin Artaud (1896–1948), French theater producer, actor, theorist. letter, Feb. 10, 1935, to André Gide. Repr. in Selected Writings, pt. 24, ed. Susan Sontag (1976).
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