"... the art of not reading is highly important. This consists in not taking a book into one's hand merely because it is interesting the great public at the time -- such as political or religious pamphlets, novels, poetry, and the like, which make a noise and reach perhaps several editions in their first and last years of existence. Remember rather that the man who writes for fools always finds a large public: and only read for a limited and definite time exclusively the works of great minds, those who surpass other men of all times and countries, and whom the voice of fame points to as such. These alone really educate and instruct.
One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good books: bad books are intellectual poison; they destroy the mind.
In order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength limited."
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
Woot! The one and only website of North Korea now has an e-shop. Guess what? They use US dollars there. So you can buy a wonderful book "US-The Empire of Terrorism" for only $1.88. (Goes to my Shopping Cart.)
Oh and... "Visa, master card and all other credit cards will buy everything."
by Tetsuya Ishida
"Life will perpetuate itself, events will go on happening, spiritual conflicts will be resolved, and I will play no part in them. I have nothing to hope for on either side, moral or physical. For me there is perpetual sorrow and shadow, the night of the soul, and I have no voice to cry out.
Cast your riches far from this numb body, for it is insensible to the seasons of the spirit or the flesh.
I have chosen the domain of sorrow and shadow as others have chosen that of the glow and the accumulation of things. I do not labor within the scope of my domain. My only labor is eternity itself."
-- Antonin Artaud, Fragments of A Journal in Hell
Thanks to Snezana
"...Remember the beautiful mirage of concepts, and moving words,
palaces of mirrors built in a cave, and remember the man who came,
who broke everything, who took you with his rough hand, pulled you
from your dreams, and made you sit in the thorns of the full day
and remember that you do not know how to remember yourself..."
Count me in!
Thank you, Xinie
Seriously? When I was a little girl, I didn't find attractive any of them.
My favorite cartoon character was Karlsson, from the old soviet animation -- a fat weird homeless guy, living on the roof.
From the page: tuffm im zimbrabim negramai bumbalo negramai bumbalo tuffm i zim
gadjama bimbala oo beri gadjama gaga di gadjama affalo pinx
gaga di bumbalo bumbalo gadjamen
gaga di bling blong
Greg Eason, Alone (Man) (2009) Watercolour on Paper. 50 x 40cm
You've restored my faith in humanity. Thank you!