"My curiosity, alas, is not the kind that can be satisfied by objective knowledge. Plato said that opinion is worthless and that only knowledge counts, which is a neat formulation. But melancholy men from the northern mists understand that opinion is all there is. The great questions transcend fact, and discourse is a process of personality. Knowledge cannot respond to knowledge. And wisdom? Is it not opinion refined, opinion killed and resuscitated upward? Maybe Plato would have agreed with this."

— Hayden Carruth, Reluctantly: Autobiographical Essays (via heteroglossia)

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lottereinigerforever:

Alain Resnais on the set of “L’année dernière à Marienbad”

lottereinigerforever:

Alain Resnais on the set of “L’année dernière à Marienbad”

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"Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

— Doris Lessing (via thephilosopherinparadise)

(Source: studioafrica, via thephilosopherinparadise)

britticisms:

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Arundhati Roy (1990s)

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I never feel guilty eating anything.

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derrierelasalledebains:

#charlesolson

derrierelasalledebains:

#charlesolson

whyareyoulookinggrave:

Lili Brik & Mayakovsky 1926.

whyareyoulookinggrave:

Lili Brik & Mayakovsky 1926.

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Anonymous asked: How dose a suburban African go about creating art in an original way when he is so disconnected? You know what I mean..

dynamicafrica:

honestly, I think this pressure on Africans to be ‘original’ when creating works of art is just ridiculous. part of the reason I was motivated to call this blog ‘Dynamic Africa’ was to acknowledge the fact that as an African, we don’t have to feel limited or confined to labels, categories, expectations or whatever other people’s descriptors of us may be. we are and can be whatever we feel, desire and embody. we’re dynamic, we’re fluid, we’re here, there and everywhere. create what you want, it will be African simply because you are. originality is overrated (just give credit where credit is due).

The non-profit foundation announced this week that they’ll officially unveil a sculpture of Poe at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, near Poe’s former residence

The non-profit foundation announced this week that they’ll officially unveil a sculpture of Poe at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South, near Poe’s former residence

bluhamuhr:

look at this baby on his specially made baby horse

bluhamuhr:

look at this baby on his specially made baby horse

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look-anew-url-again:

I was watching this like “I am so fucking done with this website” AND THEN IT WAS STEPHEN COLBERT

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"We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. So we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools. So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago."
— Martin Luther King Jr. | Beyond Vietnam (1967)

"We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. So we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools. So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago."

Martin Luther King Jr. | Beyond Vietnam (1967)

(Source: america-wakiewakie)