Sick

August 3, 2019

I’m sick of it I’m sick of it sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick.

Simone de Beauvoir
The Woman Destroyed

Antigone is different from every other Greek tragedy because rather than being a story about a human being who struggles against the logic of the universe and loses, it’s a story about a human being seeking to assert her conception of a just and rational universe against a man who thinks that he can bend the universe to his own will. It’s a clash between two people, not between a person and the gods. and ultimately what it asserts is that powerful men do have the ability to distort reality to suit their will, but not without creating destruction. It’s the only tragedy whose hero is trying to assert the will of the gods rather than defy it.

Evie
The Hopeless Dream of Being

desires and fears

August 3, 2019

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.

Italo Calvino
Invisible Cities

many marvellous moments

August 3, 2019

There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvellous moments seen all at one time.

Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five