Chance

If the word chance exists, its meaning is in effect the same as that of the word order. It can be demonstrated that chance
obeys a certain order, that is the order of order, that order is due to chance, that this is so by chance, etc... .
'Automatic' writing naïvely encourages this banal pretension to devise a methodical way of  'forcing thought to speak'-
as if thought were a machine, as if the interesting quality in writing or painting weren’t always unpredictable.

Letter from René Magritte to Andre Bosmans, January 13, 1959


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