Reel Rants has some Dada quotes:
“What we call Dada is a piece of tomfoolery from the void, in which all the lofty questions have become involved . . .”Of course, no list of Dada quotes would be complete without this one from Richard Huelsenbeck:
“Dada means nothing. We want to change the world with nothing.”
“Art is dead. Long live Dada.”
“Freedom: Dada, Dada, Dada, crying open the constricted pains, swallowing the contrasts and all the contradictions, the grotesqueries and the illogicalities of life.”
“We do not wish to imitate nature, we do not wish to reproduce. We want to produce. We want to produce the way a plant produces its fruit, not depict. We want to produce directly, not indirectly. Since there is not a trace of abstraction in this art we call it concrete art.”
“Dada . . . wants over and over again movement: it sees peace only in dynamism.”
“I wish to blur the firm boundaries which we self-certain people tend to delineate around all we can achieve.”
“Invest your money in Dada! Dada is the only savings bank that pays interest in the hereafter!”
“Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted.”
“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste."
“Dada talks with you, it is everything, it includes everything, it belongs to all religions, can be neither victory nor defeat, it lives in space and not in time.”
“It’s not Dada that is nonsense—but the essence of our age that is nonsense.”
“What is generally termed reality is, to be precise, a frothy nothing.”
"Dada is the sun, Dada is the egg. Dada is the Police of the Police."