“Who is with me is against me.” Francis Picabia
“You are either with us or against us.” George W Bush
“Ver ist nicht mit uns ist gegen uns.” Adolf Hitler
I’ve just started reading (er… flipping) through a new collection of Francis Picabia’s writings: I Am a Beautiful Monster: Poetry, Prose, and Provocation, translated by Marc Lowenthal. The quote, taken from the dust jacket flap (I have yet to find a more specific attribution), strikes a fine discord with two other more famous utterances.
Read this review of the book by Frances Richard, a poet who teaches at Barnard College and the Rhode Island School of Design.