The hand of Jorge Luis Borges from Atlas (1984)
8:57 pm • 23 July 2014 • 149 notes
Memorable 2013 show on tour with Total Control: the soundguy was beat up during Survival for trying to cut the set short (violence begets violence), there were chocolate coated shrooms going around (peace begets peace), a member of UV Race was seen making out with a bouncer, I met a guy named Triple Three.
10:27 pm • 29 June 2014 • 290 notes
“Those who are against Fascism without being against capitalism, who lament over the barbarism that comes out of barbarism, are like people who wish to eat their veal without slaughtering the calf. They are willing to eat the calf, but they dislike the sight of blood. They are easily satisfied if the butcher washes his hands before weighing the meat. They are not against the property relations which engender barbarism; they are only against barbarism itself. They raise their voices against barbarism, and they do so in countries where precisely the same property relations prevail, but where the butchers wash their hands before weighing the meat.”
— Bertolt Brecht (via anti-irl)
12:26 pm • 25 May 2014 • 1,221 notes
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
— William Faulkner (via stoicreform)
1:06 pm • 21 May 2014 • 485 notes
Akira Kurosawa working as an assistant director to Mikio Naruse (right) on his 1937 film Avalanche.
(Source: kurosawa-akira, via voglaz)
1:06 pm • 20 May 2014 • 1,266 notes
“The tragedy of Nietzsche is the tragedy of night emerging from excesses of light. His eyes emboldened and wide open, like an eagle in flight: the sun of immorality and dazzling malice left him blinded. A dazzled man speaks to you. The most difficult thing. Getting as far down as possible. Down to where everything thrown to the ground is shattered. Your nose in a puddle of vomit. Rising again—without shame—to heights of friendship.”
— Bataille, On Nietzsche (via tiredshoes)
11:53 pm • 17 May 2014 • 35 notes
Umberto Eco at a party in Milan, 1971.
1:34 pm • 13 May 2014 • 5 notes
“Godard has a nice saying: not a just image, just an image. Philosophers ought also to say “not the just ideas, just ideas” and bear this out in their activity. Because the just ideas are always those that conform to accepted meanings or established precepts, they’re always ideas that confirm something, even if it’s something in the future, even if it’s the future of the revolution. While “just ideas” is a becoming-present, a stammering of ideas, and can only be expressed in the form of questions that tend to confound any answers. Or you can present some simple thing that disrupts all the arguments.”
— Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations, pp. 38-39 (via cyborges)
9:12 pm • 12 May 2014 • 145 notes