Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is...– H.P. Lovecraft (via splashmeadouble)
I’m convinced that no one can amount to a damn in the arts if he becomes sweetly...– Kurt Vonnegut (via scottiehughes)
Banality, Celebrity, and the Presupposition of...
“The celebrity, the spectacular representation of a living human being, embodies this banality by embodying the image of a possible role. Being a star means specializing in the seemingly lived: the star is the object of identification with the shallow seeming life that has to compensate for the fragmented productive specializations which are actually lived. Celebrities exist to act out...
I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed,...– C.G. Jung, near the end of his life, in Memories, Dreams (via fuckyeahcarljung)
Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything. Aging, everybody knows it. Even when we are young, we glimpse it sometimes, and nod our heads when a grandfather dies. Then we row for years on the midsummer pond, ignorant and content. But a marriage, that began without harm, scatters into debris on the shore, and a friend from school drops cold on a rocky strand. If a new love carries us past middle...
Let us stifle under mud at the pond’s edge and affirm that it is fitting and...– Donald Hall, from “Affirmation” (via proustitute)
The need to go astray, to be destroyed, is an extremely private, distant,...– Georges Bataille, Guilty, (via foxesinbreeches)
After all, people judge one another according to their own feelings. It is only...– Irène Némirovsky, Suite Francaise (via hateshiploveship)
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds; it will get you nowhere....– Eileen Caddy (via katiekashmir)
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a...– Leonard Cohen (via theoldludwigvan)