A concept is a brick.
It can be used to build
a courthouse of reason.
Or it can be thrown
through the window.
— Gilles Deleuze, Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (via aestheticization)
"The painter does not paint on an empty canvas, and neither does the writer write on a blank page; but the page or canvas is already so covered with preexisting, preestablished clichés that it is necessary to erase, to clean, to flatten, even to shred, so as to let in a breath of air from the chaos that brings us the vision."
— Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, What is Philosophy? (via heteroglossia)