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Postby thatbiglake » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:51 pm

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Postby can- » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:52 pm

'use it or lose it' - @theheadiestging
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Postby thatbiglake » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:54 pm

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Postby rjbman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:34 pm

"The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words." - Ursula K. Le Guin (foreward to The Left Hand of Darkness)

“Violence,” came the retort, “is the last refuge of the incompetent.” - Isaac Asimov (I wanna say from Foundation)

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." -Douglas Adams
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Postby nevergreen » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:01 am

some of my favs
… it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst …

And then I remember … to relax, and not try to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain. And I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. Don’t worry … you will someday.

Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey)

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.

Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

Some things you’re not letting happen right now because the timing isn’t perfect for you. Some you’re not letting happen because you are very aware of where you are. But all things, as they are happening, are happening in perfect order. And if you will relax and begin saying, “Everything in its perfect time. Everything is unfolding. And I’m enjoying where I am now, in relationship to where I’m going. Content where I am, and eager for more,” that is the perfect vibrational stance.

Abraham Hicks

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

Juliette Lewis

There are two kinds of visual memory: one when you skillfully recreate an image in the laboratory of your mind, with your eyes open; and the other when you instantly evoke, with shut eyes, on the dark innerside of your eyelids, the objective, absolutely optical replica of a beloved face, a little ghost in natural colors.

Vladimir Nabowkov, Lolita

Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; just as in the experiment, we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen, for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle could be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches. For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion. A pleasant warmth grows within us, fading slowly as time goes by, until a new explosion comes along to revive it. Each person has to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the soul. That fire, in short, is its food. If one doesn’t find out in time what will set off these explosions, the box of matches dampens, and not a single match will ever be lighted.

Lara Esquirel, Like Water for Chocolate

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.

Charles Bukowksi

i have a bunch more but don't wanna flood the thread
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Postby inherently » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:14 am

Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.

-Neil Gaiman.
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Postby yourdad » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:29 am

WHOOMP THERE IT IS

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Postby brlmski » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:41 am

Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them.

Duke Leto Artides, Dune, Frank Herbert
What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?

Reaper man, Terry Pratchett
The future can ever promise but one thing and one thing only: surprises.

Memories of Ice, Steven Erikson
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Postby straysheep » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:43 am

You will remember how you used to try to argue with me about contemporary ideas. You will remember too what my attitude was.Though I did not exactly disdain your opinions, I must admit I could not bring myself to respect them either. Your thoughts were without solid foundation, and you were too young to have had much experience. Sometimes, I laughed. Sometimes, you used to look at me discontentedly. In the end, you asked me to spread out my past like a picture scroll before your eyes. Then, for the first time, I respected you. I was moved by your decision, albeit discourteous in expression, to grasp something that was alive in my soul. You wished to cut open my heart and see the blood flow. I was then still alive. I did not want to die. That is why I refused you and postponed the granting of your wish to another day. Now, I myself am about to cut open my own heart, and drench your face with my blood. And I shall be satisfied, if, when my heart stops beating, a new life lodges itself in your breast.

-- Kokoro, Natsume Soseki (TL: Edwin McClellan)

One of my favorite novels, and Soseki is one of the great modern writers in my opinion.
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Postby thatbiglake » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:24 am

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Postby verilyvert » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:42 pm

Been sort of unconsciously mulling over all the points of the loose fashion as art discussion happening in the random fashion thoughts thread. Then wiggly--woo comments on futility of trying to define what is art.

wiggly--woo wrote:The fashion as art discussion is interesting, and I can emphasise with both side. However, to me at least, there's almost no point debating whether or not fashion (or anything else really) is an 'art'. I'd say 'art' has become such a contested term that it's starting to verge on being meaningless. Defining 'art' in a useful way is virtually impossible.


This reminded me of Oscar Wilde's preface to the Picture of Dorian Gray, where he talks about the nature of art and the artist. Kind of fun to reread this with the viewpoint of fashion as the artistic medium, which I think Wilde would approve of.

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.
The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.

Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

The nineteenth century dislike of realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass.

The nineteenth century dislike of romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass. The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium. No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved. No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything. Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art. Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art. From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician. From the point of view of feeling, the actor's craft is the type. All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself. We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

All art is quite useless.

- Oscar Wilde
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Postby prawnzee » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:15 pm

“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

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Postby lostie » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm

Le vent se lève! . . . il faut tenter de vivre!

The wind is rising! We must try to live!


-Paul Valéry, qt. in The Wind Rises
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Postby RomanEmpire » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:45 pm

"Cause my life is dope, and I do dope shit"
-Kanye West
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Postby frogosaurus » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:07 pm

"A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."

- lester freamon
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Postby popcorn » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:59 pm

this should be in tags, but

I believe it started back in my early teens. My girlfriends would go to the mall and I would take the bus alone to the East Side Army & Navy. I loved how simple garments invited more creative possibilities for styling and spent a lot of time digging around for nicely textured utilitarian basics, which often happened to be men’s clothes. I never aspired to be a fashion designer but just had really specific ideals about the way I wanted to dress that led to making clothes.


from an interview with Dana Lee

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Postby thatbiglake » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:44 pm

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Postby can- » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:02 pm

'you come at the king, you best not miss' - Omar Little
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Postby prawnzee » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:14 pm

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss
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Postby wiggly--woo » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:43 am

'Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody' - Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye
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Postby yubbermax » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:16 am

I find it elevating and exhilarating to discover that we live in a universe which permits the evolution of molecular machines as intricate and subtle as we.
-Carl Sagan
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Postby Mippipopolous » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:19 am

"Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us." - Pablo Neruda
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Postby balloons » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:35 pm

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Pablo Neruda wrote:I want to do with you what spring does to the cherry trees.
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Postby Mippipopolous » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:46 pm

@balloons "Just gotta go upstaging me at my own game, huh?" - Pablo Neruda, probably.
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Postby lee3jm » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:31 pm

Some really great quotes from Brian Eno in here http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html. Very useful for thinking about what you're creating or doing. The obliqueness leaves room for interpretation too.
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Postby nevergreen » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:58 pm

Minimalism is not defined by what is not there, but by the rightness of what is

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Postby bels » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:11 am

My personal style signifier is a pair of Converse trainers. I like to wear a uniform: jeans, jumper and leather All Stars.


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Postby rublev » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:42 am

would you pass me the... chocolate coffee beans


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