Within a Rapidly Degrading Tan Citation
Organ Sensation as a Tool of Natural Research: Quote Bag
The Tattling Harlot: A Dialogue Between Bess O’Bedlam and her Brother Tom
We are the apes who dreamed and woke still dreaming.
– Kathryn Morton
Looked upon by society as a bankrupt, I was born again in another world where no one could follow me. Things that would previously have lacked significance now attracted my attention. The dreams I had at night assumed the guise of prophecies. I thought of myself as one of the dead, passing my life in another sphere.
– August Strindberg
Ah, sir I was mad and violent. I thought to fight my way with my literature and my wit; so I disregarded all power and all authority.
– Samuel Johnson
I was going to grow up to walk in sleet in fields; didn’t know it then.
– Jack Kerouac
dada was there before dada was there.
– Hans Arp
I don’t know how radical you are, or how radical I am. I am certainly not radical enough. One can never be radical enough; that is, one must always be as radical as reality itself.
– V. I. Lenin
Reality can only partially be attacked by logic.
– Fredrich Durrenmatt
Instead, the observer who stands before a disciplined and well-proportioned Mondrian or an apparently uncontrolled Kandinsky feels that he is himself being judged by some enigmatic intelligence, some representative of a world of values to which he was a stranger. In graphic art, perceptions too radical for overt expression are embodied in non-representational elements; in modern literature they are expressed through deviations from the conventional idiom.
– Jacob Korg
The human tongue is like a cracked cauldron on which we beat out tunes to set a bear dancing when we would make the stars weep with our melodies.
– Gustave Flaubert
Those who would still be called artists, and who in advanced civilizations have not lost contact with natural sources and are the sole performers and prophets os a speech in which, periodically, the world must come to quench its thirst.
To understand and judge a society, one has to penetrate its basic structure to the human bond upon which it is built; this undoubtedly depends on legal relations, but also upon forms of labor, ways of loving, living and dying.
– Maurice Merleau-Ponty
I’m interested in women’s arguments with men, what else is there? The rest doesn’t amount to a row of monkeys.
– Jane Bowles
The impulse of her poetry is not confessional but visionary.
– M. D. Uroff
The emblem of Expressionism is existence; the existence of man, and at the same time the existence of the image.
– Giuseppe Gott
The essential character of life is consciousness of vision.
– Oskar Kokoschka
When imagination begins to skid out of control, so do events.
– General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
To put it succinctly: instead of identifying with the characters, the audience should be educated to be astonished at the circumstances under which they can function.
– Walter Benjamin
The poet’s function used to be to write good poetry, now it’s to make bad jokes.
– James Agnew
It is integrity which separates art from non-art.
– Annie Dillard
Beautiful! Beautiful! Magnificent desolation!
– Buzz Aldrin
When thy mind leaves its dark forest of delusion, thou shalt go beyond the scriptures of times past and those still to come.
– Bhagavad Gita
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