iunie 05, 2023
noiembrie 07, 2022
noiembrie 02, 2021
|OLD AGE AND NIGHT.|
YOUTH, large, lusty, loving—youth full of grace, force,
Day full-blown and splendid—day of the immense sun,
ianuarie 27, 2021
...we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” ― Eugene O'Neill
“There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.”
― Eugene O'Neill,
“The fog was where I wanted to be. Halfway down the path you can’t see
this house. You’d never know it was here. Or any of the other places
down the avenue. I couldn’t see but a few feet ahead. I didn’t meet a
soul. Everything looked and sounded unreal. Nothing was what it is.
That’s what I wanted—to be alone with myself in another world where
truth is untrue and life can hide from itself. Out beyond the harbor,
where the road runs along the beach, I even lost the feeling of being on
land. The fog and the sea seemed part of each other. It was like
walking on the bottom of the sea. As if I had drowned long ago. As if I
was the ghost belonging to the fog, and the fog was the ghost of the
sea. It felt damned peaceful to be nothing more than a ghost within a
ianuarie 04, 2021
Deleuze would have turned his attention to the subject of education with some frequency, but in fact he dedicated only a small portion of his energies to this field. He did, however, devote a few passages of Difference and Repetition (1969) to the relationship between thought and learning that are especially suggestive.
Let’s have Leibniz speak. Never has anyone witnessed so much calm in the presence of so much daring. He will explain that there is no indefinite. There is only an actual infinite. He will immediately define the individual as the concept; the individual is the concept. The individual is the concept insofar as its comprehension is infinite and its extension unity. A concept whose comprehension is actually infinite, you see it’s the actual infinite that allows him to say that. If he said: the individual is the concept whose comprehension is indefinite, that would make no sense. It’s because there is actual infinite everywhere according to Leibniz that this definition is possible. It was therefore impossible for the neo-Platonists who had no idea of the actual infinite.
ianuarie 01, 2021
iulie 03, 2019
" novels of Henry James are psychological in that the crucial events occur in the souls of the protagonists, and it was perhaps James more than any serious novelist before or since who convinced frivolous novel-readers that the “psychological approach” guarantees a lack of action and excitement."
iulie 01, 2019
martie 25, 2019
« Mon credo en art : l’enfance. Arriver à la rendre sans aucune puérilité, avec sa profondeur qui touche les mystères. Mon livre futur sera un perpétuel va-et-vient insensible du rêve à la réalité. Rêve entendu comme l’immense et imprécise vie enfantine planant au-dessus de l’autre et sans cesse mise en rumeur par les échos de l’autre. »
august 15, 2017
...In offering here an example of the way that books can offer a humane and individual appreciation of change, I simply wish to cast my vote in favor of a more literary approach. Understanding this human world in human terms is no small or frivolous task, and the role played by literature in that effort is not one to be taken lightly.
august 09, 2017
ianuarie 15, 2017
'This hybridity is not just one of race, but also of all our cultural characteristics and is one of the reasons why the Scotsman David Hume commented that there was no such thing as a national character mixture in England. Americans, like all other civilisations, including English or Scots, are a ‘fiction’, as Daniel Defoe put it – we are all mongrels and mixes, bricolages and bundles. Our imagined communities are invented and constructed to make life tolerable and bear little relation to real ‘facts’. It is important to realise this before we essentialise our differences, which leads to a ghetto mentality, a need to wall and fence and repel the threatening ‘Other’ who is, in fact, probably a distant cousin of some kind.'