Random Thoughts

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    therumpus:

    THE RUMPUS INAUGURAL POEMS: Airea D. Matthews

    Composed entirely from the Constitution of the United States of America

    04/19/19

  • aireaonce:

    “If words are veils, what do they hide?”

    — Anne Carson, excerpt of Cassandra Float Can, from Float (via antigonick)

    03/16/19

  • aireaonce:

    “Meanwhile, I’m trying. God knows. But mother unearthed each small bloodmain under her gauzed wrists. She fought a strange compulsion to press her mouth against her right pulse, taste the throbbing veiny eels her crooked lovers forsook drink from blind lakes of their leaving, undo their digging”

    Airea D. Matthews, from “Sexton Texts During Polar Vortex,” published in Four Way Review
    (via lifeinpoetry)

    03/16/19

  • philosophybits:

    “A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer, “On Books and Reading”, Parerga and Paralipomena

    03/16/19

  • astreamoflight:

    “I blossom for my own sake because it pleases me, and not for the sake of others. My joy consists in my being and my blossoming.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

    03/16/19

  • schopenhauerquotes:

    “All true art proceeds from sensuous knowledge, never from the concept.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation

    03/16/19

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    trekual-innuendos:

    Complimenting an artistic friend’s work

    03/16/19

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    trekual-innuendos:

    Complimenting an artistic friend’s work

    12/19/18

  • franzkavka:

    “No wonder we cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from the horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home.”

    — David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and other essays (via franzkavka)

    11/24/18

  • schopenhauerquotes:

    “All true art proceeds from sensuous knowledge, never from the concept.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation

    03/26/18

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