Oulipo Quotes

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Georges Perec
“Question your tea spoons.”
Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Georges Perec
“What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we go downstairs, we sit at a table in order to eat, we lie down on a bed on order to sleep. How? Where? When? Why?

Describe your street. Describe another. Compare.”
Georges Perec, L'infra Ordinaire

“The way I read was about to be changed forever in any case because, after Oulipo, I picked up Finnegans Wake and turned off the spell checker on my computer - writing as well as reading would narybee the seimagin.”
Fionnuala Lirsdottir, 2014 on Goodreads

Christian Bök
“Scots from hogtowns or cowtowns work from cockcrow to moondown -- to chop down woodlots, to plow down cornrows.”
Christian Bök, Eunoia

“Oulipo does not “explain” poetry, Ouilpo tries to find constraints for new kinds of poems. Oulipo is not into theory, it is a place of creation.”
Paul Fournel