Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Alain De Botton
There are people we’d long ago have forgotten about if they hadn't started to ignore us.
An epidemic of loneliness is created by the misguided idea that the only cure to loneliness is a romantic relationships.
We don't fall in love with those who will make happy so much as with those who feel familiar.
There’s a lullabye. Made to calm the ruler of sharp things.
Remembering and imagination enter and leave from the same area of the soul.
We cannot escape memory; but curry it in us like a huge organ with lungs sucking air for survival. It is an organ like the skin, covering everything, but from the inside.
A style is a strategy of evasions.
Hell is an enforced solitude, heaven a voluntary one.
I love the way we all suddenly stop traducing our enemy when we hear they have a cancer or have suffered a stroke. If only we could always keep in the front of our minds that we are all dying.
A poem is a little machine for remembering itself.
Beware the obsessive between obsessions: if his brain doesn't eat itself, it will eat yours.
The worst thing about thinking nothing of yourself is that you assume that your behavior has no consequence. This makes you much more dangerous than the egomaniac, who at lest spends all his time calculating for his own effect.
Abolishing reason will never free thought.
Even a liar sometimes must tell the truth.
All texts are orphans.
Seldom is grief misplaced.
Every journey takes a turn.
Truth is in pieces.
Perception is the finest trick of the mind.
The truth remains to be seen.
Ignorance is learned.
There is a safety in numbers until your number is up.
H. L. HIX
To secure beauty and truth, practice insecurity.
I thought I knew. I should have known better.
An ocean separates art from life, but still there shorelines match.
Like language, a culture lives by, or dies for lack of, translation.
They also swerve who don't command much freight.
To invent a vocabulary adequate to the unspeakable.
The inner world and the outer. Only what inhabits neither can see both.
The nothing that is not aware, and the nothing that is.
Extension of who I listen to enlarges what I hear.
#HOW TO FIND HAPPINESS
Think of where you last saw it.
See if its still there.
If its not, ask yourself why it left.
If it is, ask yourself why didn't you stay.
#KEEP IT SIMPLE
Only two problems with the world today.
And 2. Today.
Three, if you count tomorrow.
#THE FINE PRINT
Someday we will read the terms.
We will read the conditions.
We will wonder why we ever agreed to them.
And check yes.
The good news:
Technology has brought us closer together.
The bad news:
Please see above.
The poets remember it.
A time when words meant something.
For which there are no words.
Yes may grow from maybe, but maybe seldom grows from no.
Those who have least are most qualified.
You don't own privacy, you share it.
You need only to change your shoes to change your point of view.
Over break I read a lot of the Short Circuits book, now that I have new material I really wanna start focusing on the language. This book was a really nice thing to have because now I have short, long and broken ones to explore. My favorite quotes so far are the ones from Eric Jarosinksi. For Thursday I'll have books exploring the language of some of these quotes.
Monday, December 2, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
I went out and attempted to take some photos of the reflections that I tried to capture but it didn't go the way I wanted it to go due to the lack of detail and some of the reflections out blurry. John Colan suggested that I should try to doodle more. The doodles I do have, they are all quite repetitive and not much imaginative drawing. Meaning I don't really doodle anything other than typefaces and faces (typical), but even then it is just me trying to copy the type I find online. I face I draw all the time from memory, each time I draw a "new" face it ends up looking similar to the last one I drew.
Anyways, I somehow decided I should trace or copy some of the lines and shapes I see in the mask. I ended up tracing the same group of lines over and over, however, each time I had to shift the image underneath the tracing paper it looked different every time.