Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the...– Federico Fellini, quoted in Rolling Stone no. 421 (1984)
In ‘The Waste Land’, I wasn’t even bothering whether I understood what I was...– T. S. Eliot, Paris Review interview (1959)
the frozen sea: The trouble with tobacco haters →
inwhichidigress: A letter from David Hockney to the Guardian: Why doesn’t Mr Chapman debate with a good and satisfied customer of the tobacco companies (Plain packs will make smoking history, 25 January)? Someone who has seen what will replace it as a smoothing, calming contemplative helper. Someone…
As for Nietzsche himself, the one firm faith of his life was his belief in his...– H. L. Mencken, ‘The Mailed Fist and the Prophet’, The Atlantic (1914)
[One hundred years ago] racism was not some backward-loking reactionary ideology; the scientifically uneducated embraced it as enthusiastically as people today accept the theory of man-made global warming. - Niall Ferguson
Indeed, it’s completely obvious that absent the Christian faith, there would be...– Ross (via pegobry)
What if rock & roll music could, metaphorically speaking, somehow undergird the construction of an entire city? Awesome, right? — Matt Frost (@mattfrost) April 20, 2012
Twitter / @yokoono: Let's congratulate ourselv ... →
Let’s congratulate ourselves for standing at the threshold of an incredible, magical future that we we alone, created.
you’re the only you i have.
brandnewswastikas: He was born in an Apple Store.
A writer who attempts in the nineteenth century to rehabilitate the ancient...– The Guardian’s review of Stoker’s Dracula, 1897 (via ayjay)
… we live in an urban-industrial civilization but at the same time pretend to...– The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature by William Cronon (via mirbeau)
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion,...– Adam Smith
In 1984, American breadwinners who were sixty-five and over made ten times as...– Print - The War Against Youth - Esquire (via ayjay)
Twitter / @paulmasonnews: "Art is the most... →
“Art is the most powerful currency in the world” - Damien Hirst. But what is its exchange rate?
The Atlantic: explore-blog: “[O]ne of its first... →
explore-blog: “[O]ne of its first written appearances came in 1883, in the American magazine, which referred to “the social ‘dude’ who affects English dress and the English drawl”. The teenage American republic was already a growing power, with the economy booming and the conquest of the West… DUDE
N.Y. Preschool Starts DNA Testing For Admission →
WHAT THE FUCK
Researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas investigated...– How Big Cities Can Lead to Small Thoughts (via ayjay) After psychologists, I guess now sociologists have gotten into the “Draw inferences about the entire world from the behavior of undergrads” game. (via pegobry)
The French live with this national contradiction—enjoying the wealth and jobs...– The French election: An inconvenient truth | The Economist (via atestu)