Quotation by Jean Dubuffet

What culture lacks is the taste for anonymous, innumerable germination. Culture is smitten with counting and measuring; it feels out of place and uncomfortable with the innumerable; its efforts tend, on the contrary, to limit the numbers in all domains; it tries to count on its fingers.
Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985), French sculptor, painter. (First published 1968). "Asphyxiating Culture," Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings (1986, trans. 1988).
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