One of the strangest and deepest sensations that prehistory has left with us is the sensation of foretelling. It will always exist. It is like an eternal proof of the senselessness of the universe. The first man must have seen auguries everywhere, he must have trembled at each step he took.
1 Manuscript from the collection of Paul Éluard, Second Part: The Feeling of Prehistory, § XI. In: Hebdomeros.