Wednesday, October 12, 2016
‘The convinced are in flight from the experimental nature of wanting, from the fact that you can only find out what you want by trying to get it, and in the process you may find something else that you didn’t know you wanted. The unsure are in flight from action on inclination, from following the compass of their excitement.'
Monday, August 29, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
‘The commodity’s irresolvable split between phenomenon and fungibility thus provides the best explanation of why cuteness activates both our empathy and aversion.’
‘Tears and snot and saliva were pouring out of the holes in his face. Without a shot being fired his face had five holes in it. Holes for breathing, looking, eating. Everyone was gazing in his direction but what he saw was a blur. They were a mob full of holes just like him.’
'I can leave. No one's stopping me. That’s the difficult thing. No one’s stopping me from doing anything. But it’s so difficult to lack all obstacles.
I must learn to live without the hope of serving, of being served.
I must learn to live without hope.
(This is not as hopeless as it sounds.)'
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
'The love of literature, of language, of the mystery of the mind and heart showing themselves in the minute, strange, and unexpected combinations of letters and words, in the blackest and coldest print - the love which he had hidden as if it were illicit and dangerous, he began to display, tentatively at first, and then boldly, and then proudly.'