"I love you because you’re as crazy as I"
"If you’re not part of the grueling solution, you’re probably part of the insidiously comfortable problem. If you’re not conspiring to commit smart fun, you’re almost certainly colluding with the disingenuous repression."
…your senses, your life experience, your sensations, your continuity in breathing, it’s the only things you’ll have (rt @missnonhuman)
"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."
"Of all passions, that which is least known to ourselves is indolence: it is the most ardent and malignant of them all, although its violence may be insensible, and the injuries it causes may be hidden; if we will consider its power attentively, we will see that it makes itself, upon all customs, mistress of our sentiments, of our interests, and of our pleasures; it is the anchor, which has the power to arrest the largest vessels; it is a calm more dangerous to the most important affairs than rocks and the worst tempest. The repose of indolence is a secret charm of the soul which suddenly stops the most ardent pursuits and the firmest resolutions; finally to give the true idea of this passion, one must say that indolence is like a beatitude of the soul which consoles it for all its losses and takes the place of all its possessions."
The world - and even the world of artists - is full of people who can go to the Louvre, walk rapidly, without so much as a glance, past rows of interesting, though secondary pictures, to come to a rapturous halt in front of a Titian or a Raphael - one of those that have been most popularized by the engraver’s art; then they will go home happy, not a few saying to themselves, ‘I know my museum.’…
…however much we may love general beauty, as it is expressed by classical poets and artists, we are no less wrong to neglect particular beauty, the beauty of circumstance and the sketch of manners.