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Monday, April 11, 2011

Words to the Wise

Language is a skin. I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire. ”

Roland Barthes | A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments

“ My motto is, when someone says to me ‘No,’ that is just the beginning. That’s very important. ”

Marina Abramovic on intransigence | Time Out NY

Unless you catch ideas on the wing and nail them down, you will soon cease to have any. ”

Virginia Woolf
(via tobia, thecompassrose)

"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."