The memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment; and...– Marcel Proust (via mothswarm; part of Proust’s birthday)
As usual I finish the day before the sea, sumptuous this evening beneath the...– Albert Camus, written July 3, 1949 while crossing the Atlantic en route to South America.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.– Paulo Coelho
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their...– Oscar Wilde
A la recherche du temps perdu: “The at-once-ness... →
proustitute: “The at-once-ness of literal and allusive white paint, addressed above, now meets the seemingly contradictory, or at least discrete, quality of in-between-ness, registered in this case as what lies between the sculpture’s literal materials and its allusive title. Even so, here we must recall that the larger part of Twombly’s title functions as a parenthetical, after that initial...
Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a...– Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
In order to understand, I destroyed myself.– Fernando Pessoa
During a 1956 speech for his campaign of de-Stalinization, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was asked by an unseen audience member why, as an advisor to the dictator, he had never stopped Stalin from committing his atrocities. Khrushchev immediately lashed out, “Who said that?” The room grew quiet. Khrushchev repeated his query to more silence, waited a beat, and then said, “Well, now you...
A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in...– Albert Einstein
The beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of...– Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own