I want to utter you. I want to portray you
not with lapis or gold,
but with colors made of apple bark.
There is no image I could invent
that your presence would not eclipse. — Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book Of Hours (via flaneur-)
(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via flaneur-)
I love when you become so close with someone that you can see parts of each other in one another and you begin to say the same things and steal lines from one another and have a similar sense of humor and can exchange an inside joke with just a glance you don’t even have to talk because you have such a strong connection with them and you can sit in comfortable silence but also talk for hours it’s really hard to find that kind of compatibility
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Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
I’ve been a fan of Roger Ebert for as long as I can remember. Even as a boy I would always tune in to Siskel & Ebert to hear what they had to say about the latest films. Sometimes that would be a challenge because they would air the program late at night or early in the morning. They would change the time constantly. But I remained vigilant and checked our TV Guide every week to know when it was on.
Roger was an amazing film critic. You could tell how much he loved movies. He always gave every movie a fighting chance even if it was likely to be terrible. But the part that made him special was that he could present his opinion, and even if you didn’t have his same taste in movies, you could still discern if you might enjoy the film.
Later on in life I discovered Roger Ebert as a writer and journalist. He had a sharp mind and was able to present ideas and opinions with such clarity and logic. And while many people his age might get stuck in their opinions, he kept an open mind till the very end. He did not let his age or illness keep him from seeking enlightenment. I respected him greatly. I will miss his movie reviews, his fantastic writing, and his enduring optimism in the face of hardship.
Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert.
I now immortalize you as a spirit from Return of the Jedi. I know that will please you because you gave it 4 stars.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. —
Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995
Art must get beyond aesthetics, and neurotics must get beyond psychoanalysis. — Marlene Dumas
This is probably my all-time favorite Marlene Dumas painting.
(Source: topherchris, via david)