Category Archives: FROM THE QUOTE BAG

Abortive Letters and Hopeless Juxtapositions

While Expressionism showed angry gods of truth and falsehood tearing through the city with images sparked off the anvil of reality, dada showed the city as meaningless signs, a collage of abortive letters and hopeless juxtapositions. — Tobias Churton

Posted in art, Books and Art, Culture, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Photography | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shaving is a way to start the workday by ritually not cutting your throat when you’ve the chance… — Ben Lerner

Posted in FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

November

O dark fear of death as The gold dies in a grey cloud Of November’s evening — Trakl

Posted in Death, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Photography, Poetry, Seasonal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Remember This

Forget, forget nothing, don’t forget the sweetness, don’t forget the severity. If indifference and unkindness take hold of your being, stir your memory and think of all the beautiful, all the burdensome things. Remember there is life and there is … Continue reading

Posted in Cosmic Verities, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Health and wellness, mental health, New York Review Books, Public Service | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Edge of Running Water

We stood and looked at each other. Drops of water fell from her body like fragments of light, and for an instant it seemed to me that there had been nothing whatever prior to this moment, that we had swum … Continue reading

Posted in art, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, may contain nudity, Uncategorized, Woman | Leave a comment

Bowie

The most interesting thing for an artist is to pick through the debris of a culture, to look at what’s been forgotten or not really taken seriously. Once something is categorized and accepted, it becomes part of the tyranny of … Continue reading

Posted in art, FROM THE QUOTE BAG | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Carol Willis in CRASH!

Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy. Thermonuclear weapons systems and soft drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo events, science and pornography. – J,G. … Continue reading

Posted in art, Current Events, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, may contain nudity | Tagged | Leave a comment

In the Flesh

Her movements had the peculiar property of continuing to vibrate faintly in a room, or so it seemed, long after she had gone. — Roberto Bolano

Posted in art, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Woman | Leave a comment

Toward the end of August

In the dead leaves under the oak tree the drip made rustling noises, releasing smells and memories. When I was seventeen I spent a summer working on a dude ranch in the foothills of the Sierra. Toward the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Seasonal, Woman | 2 Comments

Elevation

The world attracts you through your senses, and as long as you do not see the Sacred in the objects of your senses, you live in an awkward position, which scarcely helps you in procuring your spiritual elevation. — Sri … Continue reading

Posted in Cosmic Verities, FROM THE QUOTE BAG, Photography, The Sacred | Leave a comment