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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.

(via itgivesitthew)

(Source: lareviewofbooks.org, via mythologyofblue)

likeafieldmouse:

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)

Anonymous asked: What is the significance behind your url?

likeafieldmouse:

And the days are not full enough

And the nights are not full enough

And life slips by like a field mouse

Not shaking the grass

—Ezra Pound

Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.

—Franz Kafka (via mythologyofblue)

And me on a buckskin pony with eyes like blue electricity and a mane like tangled fire, galloping up the hill and right off into the high heaven of the world.

—William Faulkner, Carcassonne (via likeafieldmouse)

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

—William Faulkner (via likeafieldmouse)

Anything is a waste of time unless you are fucking well or creating well or getting well or looming toward a kind of phantom-love-happiness.

—Charles Bukowski (via likeafieldmouse)