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)
Silence is so accurate.
—Mark Rothko (via likeafieldmouse)
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?”