"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on
And our little life
Is rounded with a sleep"
Roy Lichtenstein, Night Seascape, n.d., felt, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Woodward Foundation
(Source: americanartluce, via tout-fait)
Desk Lamp, 1927, Edward Weston. (1886 - 1958)
"The world’s longest and saddest book: great shit nobody noticed."
"Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid."
"…and you will somehow get through
the slow days and the busy days and the dull days
and the hateful days and the rare days,
all both so delightful and so disappointing because
we are all so alike and so different."
Movement (1934), Harry K. Shigeta
The River, Christian Schloe