Archive for June, 2010


Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It is not things in themselves that trouble us, but our opinions of things.



Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Going about with matted hair, without food or bath, sleeping on the ground smeared with dust or sitting motionless - no amount of penance can help a person whose mind is not purified. But those whose mind is serene and chaste, whose senses are controlled and whose life is nonviolent - these are true brahmins, true monks, even if they wear fine clothes.



Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Immaginavi tu forse che il mondo fosse fatto per causa vostra? Ora sappi che nelle fatture, negli ordini e nelle operazioni mie, trattone pochissime, sempre ebbi ed ho l’intenzione a tutt’altro che alla felicità degli uomini o all’infelicità. Quando io vi offendo in qualunque modo e con qual si sia mezzo, io non me n’avveggo, se non rarissime volte: come, ordinariamente, se io vi diletto o vi benefico, io non lo so; e non ho fatto, come credete voi, quelle tali cose, o non fo quelle tali azioni, per dilettarvi o giovarvi. E finalmente, se anche mi avvenisse di estinguere tutta la vostra specie, io non me ne avvedrei.

Giacomo Leopardi


Monday, June 21st, 2010



Saturday, June 19th, 2010

We found out that the executioners were given a countdown but that for some unexplained reason they had decided in advance that they would all fire at the penultimate number.

Five. Four. Three.

And on the count of two they opened fire.

Ed Pilkington

In The House

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I left the pen on the southern edge of the western table in your northern room in the house.

Guy Deutscher


Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Cat Dog


Tuesday, June 8th, 2010