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The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

—Rainer Maria Rilke (via likeafieldmouse)

It’s extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it’s just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.

—Joseph Conrad (via likeafieldmouse)

In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.

—Milan Kundera + (via mythologyofblue)

Scouting a location for a film in Uzbekistan, Antonioni once gave three elderly Muslim men a picture he had taken of each with his Polaroid. The eldest glanced at the photo and immediately returned them, asking: “What is it good for, to stop the time?”

Jacob Mikanowski on Geoff Dyer and Tarkovsky in the LA Review of Books.

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(Source: lareviewofbooks.org, via mythologyofblue)

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Alessandro Puccinelli - Intersections

Artist’s statement:

"Where Sea and Sky collide.

In essence, Intersections is all about that brief moment of time when the water of the sea blurs with the clouds of a stormy sky and creates a unique and abstract fleeting moment. When the fury of the ocean seems to take a breath before inexorably and inevitably starting again with the next wave.”

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

—Kurt Vonnegut (via mythologyofblue)