Arthur Schopenhauer ‘The World as Will and Idea’
"We can never arrive at the real nature of things from without. However much we investigate, we can never reach anything but images and names. We are like a man who goes round a castle seeking in vain for an entrance, and sometimes sketching the facades."
4:42 pm • 19 February 2014
"Here the impossible union
Of spheres of existence is actual”
3:14 am • 4 February 2014
"Before born babe bliss had. Within womb won he worship."
3:08 am • 4 February 2014 • 13 notes
" I believe the moment is at hand when, by a paranoiac and active advance of mind, it will be possible (simultaneously with automatism and other passive states) to systematize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality"
- Salvador Dali, La Femme Invisble, 1930
1:12 am • 4 November 2013 • 17 notes
From Walt Whitman - Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
The impalpable sustenance of me from all things at all hours of the day,
The simple, compact, well-join’d scheme, myself disintegrated, every one disintegrated yet part of the scheme,
The similitudes of the past and those of the future,
The glories strung like beads on my smallest sights and hearings, on the walk in the street and the passage over the river,
The current rushing so swiftly and swimming with me far away,
The others that are to follow me, the ties between me and them,
The certainty of others, the life, love, sight, hearing of others.
Others will enter the gates of the ferry and cross from shore to shore,
Others will watch the run of the flood-tide,
Others will see the shipping of Manhattan north and west, and the heights of Brooklyn to the south and east,
Others will see the islands large and small;
Fifty years hence, others will see them as they cross, the sun half an hour high,
A hundred years hence, or ever so many hundred years hence, others will see them,
Will enjoy the sunset, the pouring-in of the flood-tide, the falling-back to the sea of the ebb-tide.
4:01 am • 25 October 2013 • 1 note