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Postby copknocks » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:00 pm

[When Vonnegut tells his wife he's going out to buy an envelope] "Oh, she says, well, you're not a poor man. You know, why don't you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I'm going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don't know. The moral of the story is, is we're here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don't realize, or they don't care, is we're dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we're not supposed to dance at all anymore."

- Kurt Vonnegut


"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has—or ever will have—something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."

- Mister Rogers
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Postby finolino » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:16 pm

"There is something deeply surreal about standing behind a female [porn] performer in hot pink peau de soie, a woman whose clitoris and perineum you have priorly seen, and watching her try to get a microwaved egg roll onto her plate with a cocktail fork."

-dfw
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Postby BIGBEE » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:29 pm

"when i do drugs i always think about how much it would fucking suck to die and if drugs are really worth it like i really don't want to die right now"

--Hecka Wheel 3/17/15
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Postby Cowboy » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:16 am

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (/ˈsɑrtrə/;[2] French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism.

His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his open relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir.

He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that
"a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution"


this man is so badass
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Re: Quotes

Postby bels » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:56 am

Yohji Yamamoto wrote:The Gap house look is modest and arrogant at the same time. The Gap house look is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all the Gap house look says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me".
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Re: Quotes

Postby mahi-mahi » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:01 pm

I Go Down To The Shore

I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall—
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.
-Mary Oliver
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Re: Quotes

Postby bels » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:31 am

"Only poetry isn't shit."

—Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Would Bolaño and heck a wheelz get along?
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Postby bird.in.flight » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:06 am

"I guess in the UK, my name reminds people of an STD" - Willie Burns
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Re: Quotes

Postby can- » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:09 pm

"Love is my jawn" - Sufjan Stevens
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Re: Quotes

Postby wiggly--woo » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:27 pm

"You know that thing they have in Switzerland, the Hadron Collider, where they’re just smashing atoms into each other to see what the fuck happens? I think he’s got one of those in his house which is just throwing desert boots at each other, in the hope that they will fuckin’ create some kind of fusion, and out will pop the perfect desert boot that will never be bettered by any other human being."

-- noel gallagher, speaking about his brother
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Re: Quotes

Postby BIGBEE » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:31 pm

"There is a reason it is called the bong"

--deadkitty
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Re: Quotes

Postby bels » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:42 am

FB: You could say that a scream is a horrific image; in fact, I wanted to paint the
scream more than the horror. I think, if I had really thought about what causes
somebody to scream, it would have made the scream that I tried to paint more
successful. Because I should in a sense have been more conscious of the horror that
produced the scream. In fact they were too abstract.... I think that they come out of a
desire for ordering and for returning fact onto the nervous system in a more violent
way. Why, after the great artists, do people ever try to do anything again? Only
because, from generation to generation, through what the great artists have done, the
instincts change. And, as the instincts change, so there comes a renewal of the feeling
of how can I remake this thing once again more clearly, more exactly, more violently.
You see, I believe that art is recording. I think it's reporting. And I think that in abstract
art, as there's no report, there's nothing other than the aesthetic of the painter and his
few sensations. There's never any tension in it.
DS: You don't think it can convey feelings?
FB: I think it can convey very watered-down lyrical feelings, because I think any
shapes can. But I don't think it can really convey feeling in the grand sense...
I think it's possible that the onlooker can enter... into an abstract painting. But then
anybody can enter more into what is called an undisciplined emotion, because, after all,
who loves a disastrous love affair or illness more than the spectator? He can enter into
these things and feel he is participating and doing something about it. But that of
course has nothing to do with what art is about. What you're talking about now is the
entry of the spectator into the performance, and I think in abstract art perhaps they can
enter more, because what they are offered is something weaker which they haven't got
to combat.
DS: If abstract paintings are no more than pattern-making, how do you explain the
fact that there are people like myself who have the same sort of visceral response to
them at times as they have to figurative works?
FB: Fashion.
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Postby bels » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:39 pm

"Unlike fashion, art isn't applied," he says. "It doesn't have to serve anybody. It doesn't have to be there for any other reason than to give an impression of what the world is about. I used to approach fashion the way I would art. I wanted it to be conceptual, but it's not like that. People don't dig that deep into the brain of the designer when they buy a skirt at a shop."

- Raf Simons going against conceptual fashion.
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Re: Quotes

Postby Ques » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:03 am

While they were preparing the hemlock, Socrates was learning a tune on the flute. “What good will it do you,” they asked, “to know this tune before you die?”

Cioran
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Re: Quotes

Postby can- » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:13 am

"[my eyes are] like two flaming meatballs in my skull" - andy bernard
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