Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Waste Land

“April is the cruelest month.”

“And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you
I will show you fear in a handful of dust”


“What is that noise?” 

“The awful daring of a moment's surrender which an age of prudence
can never retract.
by this, and only this, we have existed.”

“I have heard the key
Turn in the door once and turn once only
We think of the key, each in his prison
Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison”

“For you know only a heap of broken images”

T.S. Eliot

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Room of One's Own

“Truth had run through my fingers. Every drop had escaped.”

“Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.”

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. ”

“...who shall measure the heat and violence of a poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?”

“Why, if it was an illusion, not praise the catastrophe, whatever it was, that destroyed illusion and put truth in it's place?”

“It is much more important to be oneself than anything else. Do not dream of influencing other people...Think of things in themselves.”

Virginia Woolf

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The idiot

“Beauty will save the world”


“It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise.”

“A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.”

“It's life that matters, nothing but life--the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.”

“Pass us by, and forgive us our happiness”

“We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another.”

“Beauty is a riddle” 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Interpretation of Dreams

“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”

"Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs."

“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”

“What is common in all these dreams is obvious. They completely satisfy wishes excited during the day which remain unrealized. They are simply and undisguisedly realizations of wishes.”

“Places are often treated like persons.”

“The dream has a very striking way of dealing with the category of opposites and contradictions. This is simply disregarded. To the dream ‘No’ does not seem to exist. In particular, it prefers to draw opposites together into a unity or to represent them as one.”

Sigmund Freud