Shadows

June 19, 2012

Austerity

May 28, 2012

THOSE WHO TAKE THE MEAT FROM THE TABLE
Teach contentment.
Those for whom the contribution is destined
Demand sacrifice.
Those who eat their fill speak to the hungry
Of wonderful times to come.
Those who lead the country into the abyss
Call ruling too difficult
For ordinary men.

Bertolt Brecht, “From A German War Primer”

 

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Without end

April 4, 2012

“He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. (121–180)

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Dior, 1964

“For the occasion, she [heiress Francoise Dior, niece of Christian Dior] wore a black and gold swastika necklace, encrusted with diamonds. They supped mead, toasted the British Nazi movement to the strains of the ‘Horst Wessel Lied’, and over a swastika-draped table, swore that they were of untainted Aryan blood, cut their fingers and let the mingled drop of their blood fall on to an open page of a virgin copy of Adolf Hitler’sMein Kampf.”

– Extracted from ‘The National Front’, by Martin Walker (Fontanna, 1977).

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“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton

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“People who are told they have six months to live don’t go and climb Machu Picchu. People stay in marriages they’re not happy in and jobs they don’t like. People don’t tend to run. And that’s probably an uncomfortable thing to hold a mirror up to.”
– Mark Romanek, director of “Never Let Me Go”

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I hope for nothing
I fear nothing
I am free

– Epitath on the tomb of author Nikos Kazantzakis.