Looking at all or nothing.

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt."


Susan Sontag

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    “Don't tell me what I'm doing;
I don't want to know.”

Federico Fellini

"Because, first of all, they are a compendium of desires – contrasting, contradictory, impacted, immobilizing.

The desire to become fully visible, to be seen (at last) as one is, to be honest, to be unmasked. 

The desire to hide, to be camouflaged. To be elsewhere. Other. 

The desire to impersonate someone else, but that is not other enough. 

The desire to escape from a merely human appearance: to be an animal, not a person, an object (stone? wood? metal? cloth?), not a person, to be done with personhood. 

The desire to be emblematic. Impervious to age and the distress of flesh. The desire to accede to the ruins of time, to be reconciled with the depredations of time, to become a ruin. 

The desire to punish the self. 

The desire to place no aim before that of gratifying it. 

The desire to dissolve the self into the world, the desire to reduce the world to matter, something one can inscribe oneself on, sink into, be saturated with. 

The desire to compete with one’s own image, to become image, artifact; art; form…

The desire to be stripped down, to be naked, to be concealed, to disappear, to be only one’s skin, to mortify the skin, to petrify the body, to become fixed, to become dematerialized, a ghost, to become matter only, inorganic matter, to stop, to die." 

Susan Sontag

“You must torment people with your artistic delight, scaring mother and grandmother in the middle of the night.”

Sergei Parajanov

Heavenly. Bright. Shining. Warming. Uplifting. Colorful. White.

Heavenly Bright. Shining Warming. Uplifting: Colorful. White.

Heavenly Bright Shining; Warming. Uplifting Colorful. White.

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.” 

Frida Kahlo

"Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech."

Susan Sontag

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

Sylvia Plath

“The mark which has dominated all my work is this longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which does not lessen but augments this love of life.”

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Straying Far From Myself
If you look back
Maybe you would see
If you face up, gaze far into distance
Maybe you would see
Perhaps these are not necessary
You might always be there, like those Russian dolls
Trapped in yourself deep down layer by layer
The lotus-like you
Is living in the centre
“How far have I strayed from myself”
You peel off, layer by layer, towards your heart
Search. Accidentally deviate from the direction
Trap your feet in the mud
In the phantom of the urban forest. 

Ami Lhago

“Straying Far From Myself” is an apt theme for a time when Tibetan society is dramatically changing in the face of increased political violence, immigration, industrialization, and religious tensions.

Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

The Dogs of War

Julius Caesar 

"Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls. 
Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?"

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."

 Anne Frank

"A proposta da imutabilidade é mais do que indecorosa: ela violenta um indivíduo. Ela propõe que continuemos a fazer o que foi feito no passado."

"A alma imoral" de Nilton Bonder

“The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it.”

“Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.”

“Even in Siberia there is happiness.”

Anton Chekhov

“Freedom: To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”

“To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I".”

Ayn Rand 

Vision as reception.

Vision as reflection.

Vision as projection.

Bill Viola

"Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind doth move
Silently, invisibly.
I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart,
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.
Ah! She did depart!
Soon after she was gone from me,
A traveller came by,
Silently, invisibly:
He took her with a sigh."

Love's Secret by William Blake

...born everywhere
I elaborate
in the prairies of inner
and the work of the mission
and the poem of the work
and the stanza of the poem
and the group of the stanza
and the words of the group
and the letters of the word
and the least
loop of the letters...
Jean Cocteau

  • ZYGMUNT BAUMAN -Liquid Love is a love "until further notice", the love from the standard consumer goods: keep them as they bring you satisfaction and replace them with others that promise even more satisfaction. Love with a spectrum of immediate elimination and thus also of permanent anxiety, hovering above him. In its "net", love tries to replace quality for quantity - but this can never be done, as its practitioners sooner or later end up realizing. Remember that love is not a "found object" but a product of a long and often difficult effort and goodwill.





"Sleeping is a way of dying or at least of dying to reality, better still it is the death of reality, but reality dies in love as in dreams. The life of man is entirely occupied by the bloody osmosis of dreams and love."

"It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself."

Salvador Dalí

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.

Roger Bacon

"That's exactly how I feel," he exclaimed, speaking with extreme kindness and pressing me to him for comfort. "She's gone; she's lost to us for ever; so what does it matter now?" He bent over me, and when his face had touched mine I scarcely knew if it were wet with my tears or his own.

"The friends of the friends"


“She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.”

Simone de Beauvoir

When all decent people are just going to bed, I must wake up. Sharp, and here's baby wide-eyed as a marigold. Yes, and you want to know what got me into this mess? Going to bed at ten o'clock, that's what. That spells ruin. T-E-N-space-O-apostrophe-C-l-O-C-K: ruin. Early to bed and you will wish you were dead. Bed before eleven, nuts before seven.

'The little hours' Dorothy Parker

"A forest bird never wants a cage."

Henrik Ibsen

"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."

Oscar Wilde

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."

Luis Buñuel

“The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions."

“Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art”

“I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.”

Susan Sontag

“You have been the one encounter in my life that can never be repeated”

“I love you so much that nothing can matter to me - not even you...Only my love, not your answer. Not even your indifference”

The fountainhead,
 Ayn Rand

"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."

Jeanne Moreau

"Everything popular is wrong."

Oscar Wilde

"The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes."

Susan Sontag

“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams."

 Luis Buñuel


"Fate is written in the face."

Federico Fellini

“A different language is a different vision of life.”

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta."

“There is abundant testimony that if we choose love rather than self, we gain immeasurably.”

Frederico Fellini 

"All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name." 

Andre Breton

“To be great, be whole;
Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are
into the smallest thing you do.
So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above.”

Fernando Pessoa

"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else."

Leonardo da Vinci

"Everybody acts not only under external compulsion but also in accordance with inner necessity."


Albert Einstein

"You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."

Edgar Allan Poe

“Find what you love and let it kill you.”

“I wanted the whole world or nothing.”

Charles Bukowski


Grey Gardens

Edith Bouvier Beale:
I'm gonna get naked in a minute, so you better watch out!
Edith B. Beale Jr.:
If you can't get a man to propose to you, you might as well be dead.
Edith B. Beale Jr.:
No, I'm not ready; I have no makeup on... but things are getting better!

"Your life belongs to you and you alone.”

Chimamanda Ngozi 

“saying again
if you do not teach me I shall not learn
saying again there is a last
even of last times
last times of begging
last times of loving
of knowing not knowing pretending
a last even of last times of saying
if you do not love me I shall not be loved
if I do not love you I shall not love”

 Samuel Beckett

Tell me it's you or nothing at all. 


“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”
Frida Kahlo


“I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyways, don't you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and I'm satisfied with that. Love me a little. I adore you.”
Frida Kahlo

“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
Frida Kahlo

There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.
Frida Kahlo

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