Category Archives: FROM THE QUOTE BAG

from Since I Was

To the Queen of Heaven The Goddess of the Universe The One who walked in Terrible Chaos And brought life from the Laws of Love And out of Chaos brought us in harmony And from Chaos led us by the … Continue reading

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Time had suffered a profound disturbance, and I could feel all sorts of dark debris from the far past shifting and beginning to move up towards the surface. — Iris Murdoch

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Is it such a light matter to find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything? — James A. B. Scherer, The Romance of Japan

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Abortive Letters and Hopeless Juxtapositions

While Expressionism showed angry gods of truth and falsehood tearing through the city with images sparked off the anvil of reality, dada showed the city as meaningless signs, a collage of abortive letters and hopeless juxtapositions. — Tobias Churton

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Shaving is a way to start the workday by ritually not cutting your throat when you’ve the chance… — Ben Lerner

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O dark fear of death as The gold dies in a grey cloud Of November’s evening — Trakl

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Remember This

Forget, forget nothing, don’t forget the sweetness, don’t forget the severity. If indifference and unkindness take hold of your being, stir your memory and think of all the beautiful, all the burdensome things. Remember there is life and there is … Continue reading

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The Edge of Running Water

We stood and looked at each other. Drops of water fell from her body like fragments of light, and for an instant it seemed to me that there had been nothing whatever prior to this moment, that we had swum … Continue reading

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The most interesting thing for an artist is to pick through the debris of a culture, to look at what’s been forgotten or not really taken seriously. Once something is categorized and accepted, it becomes part of the tyranny of … Continue reading

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Carol Willis in CRASH!

Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy. Thermonuclear weapons systems and soft drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo events, science and pornography. – J,G. … Continue reading

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