'Even in front of nature one must compose.' (Edgar Degas)
'If painting weren't so difficult it would be fun.' (Edgar Degas)
something old I never posted
the who's the one to blame here blues...'
'An artist is only an artist on condition that he neglects no aspect of his dual nature. This dualism is the power of being oneself and someone else at one and the same time.' (Charles Baudelaire)
'True life is lived when tiny changes occur.' (Leo Tolstoy)
"words ruin one's thoughts, paper makes them ridiculous, and even while one is still glad
to get something ruined and something ridiculous down on paper, one's memory manages
to lose hold of even this ruined and ridiculous something. Paper can turn an enormity into
a triviality, an absurdity. If you look at it this way, then whatever appears in the world, by
way of the spiritual world so to speak, is always a ruined thing, a ridiculous thing, which
means that everything in this world is ridiculous and ruined. Words were made to demean
thought, he would even go so far as to state that words exist in order to abolish thought...
In any case, words were bringing everything down, Konrad said. Depression derives from
words, nothing else... it was comforting, one of those rare times when one feels that every-
thing is possible again, Konrad is supposed to have said to Fro. Suddenly everything...
---Thomas Berhard 'The Lime Works'
"Everyone, he went on, speaks a language he does not understand, but which now and then
is understood by others, That is enough to permit one to exist and at least to be misunderstood"
---Thomas Bernard, Gargoyles
he once was an actor... in happier days
'Art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in the clear and does not make clear.' (Samuel Beckett)
'Rien ne pèse tant que un secret.' (nothing weighs more than a secret) -- La Fonataine
'If you want to go down into the self, you'd better go armed to the teeth.' (Paul Valéry)
'The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.' (Paul Valéry)
'Nothing is more intolerable than having to admit to yourself your own errors.' (Ludwig van Beethoven)
'Music is the mediator between spiritual and sensual life.' (LvB)
'This is like déjà vu all over again.' (Yogi Berra)
Cat Video: I dreamt that I'd been watching a murder yes, a flock of crows for a spell and from several vantage points, they weren't a large number, just a few congregating at the top of a hugely tall tree. I was so absorbed in watching their antics I hadn't noticed that I'd managed to make my way up the tree to their level. with all the noise they were making they hadn't noticed me lurking on a nearby branch. I was tensing up to leap on one of the crows as it swooped by and realized that I was more than 20 meters above the ground. Whoa! change of plans. wake up!
hypocrite lecteur! --mon semblable, --mon frère! (Baudelaire)
when you can't turn off the music in your head try watching football. the announcers voices have a way of obliterating just about anything.
talking to myself differently tonight.
'An object never serves the same function as its image - or its name.' (René Magritte)
no quotes for Astor Piazzolla
reflections on the countertop