Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy in the latter’s apartment in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris; photo by Erik Satie, June 1910.

No llores porque ya se terminó. Sonríe porque sucedió.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Gabriel García Márquez


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The problems are solved not by giving new information but by arranging what we have always known. Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (via man-of-prose)

We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.

— Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation (via mythologyofblue)

Look, man, you only get one chance in this life, and you don’t take it, it’s your fault. There are no excuses in this life, no excuses.

William S. Burroughs

(quoted in ‘William S. Burroughs - A Life' by Barry Miles)

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I used to look at composing music as problem solving. But as I get older, it’s not about problem solving anymore. There are no solutions, because there are no problems. You just turn the tap and it flows out.

John Zorn (via bombtune)

I’m constantly in doubt about what I’m doing, I’m constantly tortured, and that’s why I say happiness is irrelevant. Happiness is for children and yuppies. I’m not striving for happiness, I’m trying to get some work done. And sometimes the best work is done under doubt. Constant rethinking, and reevaluating what you’re doing, working and working until you feel it’s finished. And that’s an interesting point too, that you’ve got to know when to stop. Sometimes there’s a magical moment when everything comes together.

— John Zorn (via sonails)


Taste of Cherry (1997)

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via catelynstarks)

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One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike—and yet it is the most precious thing we have.

Albert Einstein, letter to Hans Muehsam, 9 July 1951

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There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.

— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via observando)



Sigmund Freud poses for sculptor Oscar Nemon in Vienna, 1931.

Or, Sigmund Freud pictured with a bust lacking a penis…

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