1. #289

    whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. cd distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. it’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. the distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. the blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. the excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them. - BRIAN ENO

  2. #288

    i overcame myself, the sufferer; i carried my own ashes to the mountains; i invented a brighter flame for myself. - FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

  3. #287

    to say: no person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. there must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors. (i make up this strange, angry packet for you, threaded with love.)//i think you thought there was no such place for you, and perhaps there was none then, and perhaps there is none now; but we will have to make it, we who want an end to suffering, who want to change the laws of history, if we are not to give ourselves away. - ADRIENNE RICH

  4. #286

    thought is always out in front. it sees too far, farther than the body, which lives in the present. - ALBERT CAMUS

  5. #285

    i used to think that i could never lose anyone if i photographed them enough. in fact, my pictures show me how much i’ve lost. - NAN GOLDIN

  6. #284

    it’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to. - JEAN-LUC GODARD

  7. #283

    i think hell is something you carry around with you. not somewhere you go - NEIL GAIMAN