“There are philosophers who will tell you that humanly constructed things can be known even if everything outside the human world is inaccessible. But the things that humans make may also be unfathomable. A map can represent the physical structures of which a city is at any one time composed, but the city itself remains uncharted. This is not only because the city will have changed materially by the time the map appears. A map cannot contain the infinite places that the city contains, which come and go along with the people who pass through them. The chart is an abstraction, simplifying experiences that are incomparably more variegated. We think of cities as we think of ourselves, as stable things that recur throughout time, when in each case what is recurring is something insubstantial, a construction of thought that is fleeting and chimerical.”
— John Gray, The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
1:26 pm • 21 April 2014 • 1 note
“But he bellowed slowly, abjectly, without tears; the grave hopeless sound of all voiceless misery under the sun.”
— William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
6:46 pm • 20 April 2014 • 6 notes
Distort #44. Interviews and conversations:
DRIBBLE/GUTTER GODS: “When you go that far with psychedelics, you find that your ego could be this protective mechanism to ensure we stay conscious.”
JON ROFFE: “The problem is that thinking itself has a kind of affinity with death. There are no intrinsic limits to it.”
HTRK: “I have got that at the forefront when I am writing; I am trying to give young girls another option of realism.”
CONSTANT MONGREL: “pro trend”
JOCK CLUB: “Playing this kind of music is about paying attention to the history of the music, but at the same time paving new ground for it to prosper.”
LOKE RAHBEK: “If this is what the future is going to be like, it’s really not that bad.”
RAY BRASSIER: “The percentage of material published on philosophy blogs that would stand up to serious critical scrutiny is, at best, minuscule, so the claim made by SR’s online enthusiasts that blogs are “revolutionizing” philosophy is more than a little silly.”
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12:13 pm • 18 April 2014 • 76 notes
Column of Heaven - Precipice
Everything is Fine
Eternal Woman (Hell of Your Love)
Love is a God from Hell - Wolves of Heaven
Hell is a Love from God - Wolves of Heaven
Survivalist, April 24th
9:26 pm • 5 April 2014 • 62 notes
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
4:14 pm • 27 March 2014 • 1,197 notes
College of Economics, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1964
(Förderer, Otto, Zwimpfer)
8:37 pm • 8 March 2014 • 432 notes
Edvard Munch, posthumous portrait of Nietzsche (1906).
Back to grappling with Nietzsche. Eternal Return.
10:49 pm • 21 February 2014 • 92 notes