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Poetic Justice

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

My dad told me that nothing is make or break – a single moment to change the rest of your life. He said to me: “It doesn’t work like that. If you have a moment like that and you think it’s gone, just keep going. You’ll get another moment.”

The closest I’ve come to death is when I was hit by a car. My mum had let me bunk off school, I went to cross the road, ran before looking and got hit. It felt like poetic justice.

Romesh Ranganathan

Nature

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The important thing is that there should be a space of time, say four hours a day at the least, when a professional writer doesn’t do anything but write.  He doesn’t have to write, and if he doesn’t feel like it, he shouldn’t try.  He can look out the window or stand on his head or writhe on the floor.  But he is not to do any other positive thing, not read, write letters, glance at magazines, or write checks.  Either write or nothing … I find it works.  Two very simple rules, a: you don’t have to write. b: you can’t do anything else.  The rest comes of itself.

Raymond Chandler

Idea

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

A good idea that doesn’t happen is no idea at all.

Louis Kahn

Awake

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

So, what would our natural rhythm look like? What would our sleeping patterns be in the sort of ideal sense? Well, it turns out that when people are living without any sort of artificial light at all, they sleep twice every night. They go to bed around 8:00 p.m. until midnight and then again, they sleep from about 2:00 a.m. until sunrise. And in-between, they have a couple of hours of sort of meditative quiet in bed. And during this time, there’s a surge of prolactin, the likes of which a modern day never sees. The people in these studies report feeling so awake during the daytime, that they realize they’re experiencing true wakefulness for the first time in their lives.

Jessa Gamble

Unconscious

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

I think that movies are made from the unconscious of the filmmakers, not out of their ego. A good movie comes unconsciously to me.

Luca Guadagnino

No Idea

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don’t think that’s a painter’s business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.

Jasper Johns

Parade

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

A few days after winning the electoral college, the president-elect settled a class action against him, wherein 7,000 people sued him for fraud. These 7,000 individuals had paid up to $35,000 to learn at Trump University and, according to all of the 7,000 people, none came away with any tangible knowledge or benefit. After winning the election, the president-elect paid $25m to settle their claim. It has been reported that most of the plaintiffs will receive about half of what they lost.

We are in a time of extraordinary relativism, when the incoming president was sued for fraud by 7,000 different people and this was not seen as a disqualifying fact. The president-elect was accused of defrauding thousands of their life savings, and now, across from the White House, we’re building a structure wherein he can watch a parade in his honour.

Dave Eggers

Miracle

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Yin & Yang

Monday, July 27th, 2015

In the dark street light
of Hornsey Lane Bridge
(aka Suicide Bridge)
a boy sits quietly
on the pavement

I tell the police

1/2 an hour later
in the bright lights of an underground train
friends laugh loudly
a ring appears
a guy proposes

I tell a friend