The most implacable enemies of culture — Rimbaud, Lautréamont, dadaism, surrealism — end up being assimilated and absorbed by it. They all wanted to destroy culture, at least organized culture, and now they’re part of our heritage. It’s culture and not the bourgeoisie, as has been alleged, that is capable of absorbing everything for its own nourishment.
Eugene Ionesco, The Art of Theater No. 6″ interviewed by Shusha Guppy, in Paris Review (Fall 1984), No. 93