It is human agitation, with all the vulgarity of needs small and great, with its flagrant disgust for the police who repress it, it is the agitation of all men ... that alone determines revolutionary mental forms, in opposition to bourgeois mental forms.
Georges Bataille (1897–1962), French novelist, critic. repr. In Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927-1939, ed. Allan Stoekl (1985). "'The Old Mole' and the Prefix Sur ...," (1930), published in Tel Quel, no. 34 (Summer 1968).