Sunday, June 26, 2016

Peeling a potato




 

“In places like universities, where everyone talks too rationally, it is necessary for a kind of enchanter to appear.”




“Truth must be found in reality, not systems.” 



 
 
“Art alone makes life possible – this is how radically I should like to formulate it. I would say that without art man is inconceivable in physiological terms… I would say man does not consist only of chemical processes, but also of metaphysical occurrences. The provocateur of the chemical processes is located outside the world. Man is only truly alive when he realizes he is a creative, artistic being… Even the act of peeling a potato can be a work of art if it is a conscious act.”

Joseph Beuys

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Second Sex





“All oppression creates a state of war. And this is no exception.”






“The body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project”




 


“Two separate beings, in different circumstances, face to face in freedom and seeking justification of their existence through one another, will always live an adventure full of risk and promise."









“Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with absolute truth.”



 
“Capabilities are clearly manifested only when they have been realized.”



“What would Prince Charming have for occupation if he had not to awaken the Sleeping beauty?”

Simone de Beauvoir

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pedestrian At Best







I love you I hate you I'm on the fence it all depends whether I'm up I'm down I'm on the mend trendsetting on reality I like you despise you admire you what are we gonna do when everything all falls through I must confess I've made a mess of what should be a small success but I digress at least I've tried my very best I guess this that the other why even bother it wont be with me on my death bed but ill still be in your head





 



 put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint
you tell me I'm exceptional and I promise to exploit you
give me all your money and I'll make some origami honey
I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny











my internal monologue is saturated analog it's scratched and drifting I've become attached to the idea it's all a shifting dream bittersweet philosophy I've got no idea how I even got here I'm resentful I'm having an existential time crisis what bliss daylight savings wont fix this mess under worked and oversexed I must express my disinterest the rats are back inside my head what would Freud've said









put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint
you tell me I'm exceptional and I promise to exploit you
give me all your money and I'll make some origami honey
I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny








I want to wash out my head with turpentine cyanide I dislike this internal diatribe when I try to catch your eye I hate seeing you crying in the kitchen I don't know why it makes me like this when you're not even mine to consider erroneous harmonious I'm hardly sanctimonious dirty clothes I suppose we all outgrow ourselves I'm a fake I'm a phony I'm awake I'm alone I'm homely I'm a Scorpio







put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint
you tell me I'm exceptional and I promise to exploit you
give me all your money and I'll make some origami honey
I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny







put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint
you tell me I'm exceptional and I promise to exploit you
give me all your money and I'll make some origami honey
I think you're a joke but I don't find you very funny

Courtney Barnett

Sunday, June 5, 2016

American Pastoral



 

 

“He had learned the worst lesson that life can teach - that it makes no sense.”








“The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong.”










“Life is just a short period of time in which you are alive.”








“I kept waiting for him to lay bare something more than this pointed unobjectionableness, but all that rose to the surface was more surface”








“I was a biography in constant motion, memory to the marrow of my bones.”








“There are no reasons. She is obliged to be as she is. We all are. Reasons are in books.”







“He had learned the worst lesson that life can teach - that it makes no sense. And when that happens the happiness is never spontaneous again. It is artificial and, even then, bought at the price of an obstinate estrangement from oneself and one's history.”

Philip Roth

Sunday, May 29, 2016

No exit








“Hell is—other people!”









“As for me, I am mean: that means that I need the suffering of others to exist. A flame. A flame in their hearts. When I am all alone, I am extinguished.”













“There were days when you peered into yourself, into the secret places of your heart, and what you saw there made you faint with horror. And then, next day, you didn't know what to make of it,you couldn't interpret the horror you had glimpsed the day before. Yes, you know what evil costs.”











“Oh, what a nuisance you are! I'm giving you my mouth, my arms, my whole body - and everything could be so simple...My trust! I haven't any to give, I'm afraid, and you're making me terribly embarrassed. You must have something pretty ghastly on your conscience to make such a fuss about my trusting you.”







“Human feeling. That's beyond my range. I'm rotten to the core”

Jean-Paul Sartre