27 April 2010

David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862, Concord, Massachusetts

Quotes from Walking (1862)

Of private property: "To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it."

"The highest that we can attain to is not Knowledge, but Sympathy with Intelligence. I do not know that this higher knowledge amounts to anything more definite than a novel and grand surprise on a sudden revelation of the insufficiency of all that we called Knowledge before ..."

" ... few and fewer thoughts visit each growing man from year to year, for the grove in our minds is laid waste, –sold to feed unnecessary fires of ambition, or sent to mill, and there is scarcely a twig left for them to perch on."

25 April 2010

Der blaue Engel - 1930

"Früstück, Herr Professor."

24 April 2010

Chantal Anne Akerman

Née le 6 juin 1950 à Bruxelles, Belgique.

Image de Je, tu, il, elle (1976)

05 April 2010

03 April 2010

"Occasionally we are struck by some exceptional aspect [of a stranger] instantly awakening our interest. ... In short, in most instances [a stranger] turns out to be like a meteoric stone in a field. There it lies. The neighbours have their say about it, and an odd enough say it may prove. But what is it? Whence did it come? In what unimaginable sphere did it get that strange, igneous, metallic look, the kine now cropping the dewy grass about it?"

from Daniel Orme
Herman Melville, circa 1890