Spend your time on those who love you unconditionally. Don't waste it on those that only love you when the conditions are right for them.

— Samir Shah


Maybe this is what it's all about. You love a person for as long as you possibly can until you run out of love. You love them even when they don't love you. And then you can leave, as quietly as you came, knowing that you gave all you had, knowing that you couldn't have been any more than what you were and that it was pure, that it was full and that you were honest with it all.

— Azra


Solaris, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972

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The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: Only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person — without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other.

— Osho


The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality.

— Margaret Halsey


Saalverhaftung; Landgericht Essen, Saal 101

There was nothing to talk about anymore. The only thing to do was go.

— Jack Kerouac


Hamburg; revisited.

Die Qualität eines Werkes kann weder durch die Bedingungen, unter denen es ausgestellt wird, noch durch die Anzahl der Leute, die es ansehen, verändert werden.

— Donald Judd


Sanctions? Bring them on, suckers.

The woman who doesn't need validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.

— Mohadesa Najumi


This morning, with her, having coffee.

— Johnny Cash; when asked for his description of paradise


George Brecht | Yesterday will be better | 1963

I may have all the answers to my questions in myself but I need some catalyst to get them into my consciousness.

— Sylvia Plath


Odenkirchener Str. 202, Rheydt

Gregor Schneider verwandelt Häuser in Skulpturen. Jetzt kaufte er das Geburtshaus von Hitlers Propagandaminister. Er hat es entkernt – den Schutt stellt er in Warschau aus. Eine Begehung in Rheydt.

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Ich bewege mich außerhalb der Kunstwelt, weil ich meine Arbeit nicht nur aus der Sicht der Kunst betrachte.

— Gregor Schneider


Welcome to Lilyhammer ...

I have always been attracted to those sorts of people who make up their own logic. To those who think outside of the system, to those who invent as they go along. These kinds of people are the biggest dreamers of all and so I suppose that is the reason why they are always the ones who end up getting hurt.

— Harmony Korine

We have in our lives only a few moments. A moment of joy or wonder with another. Some might say beauty or transcendence. Some might say all those things. Then you reach an age […] and you realise that moment, or, if you are very lucky, a handful of those moments, was your life. That those moments are all, and that they are everything. And yet we persist in thinking that such moments will only have worth if we can make them go on forever. We should live for moments, yet we are so fraught in pursuing everything else, with the future, with the anchors that pull us down, so busy that we sometimes don't even see the moments for what they are.

— Richard Flanagan


There is no line where art stops and life begins.

― Charles Eames


Pina, directed by Wim Wenders in 2011

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.

— Robert Brault


Richard Serra | Circuit | 1972/89

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.

— Tadao Ando

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Isabelle Adjani | Sam Neill

Possession, directed by Andrzej Żuławski in 1981

Featuring what is arguably the bravest female performance ever put on film — namely, Isabelle Adjani's Cannes-winning turn of shamanistic intensity — the film dares its viewer to enter a trance-like state, in which genres blur and mate to yield a new level of cinematic expression. [...] There's no mistaking the fact that deep inside, Żuławski's cinema is all about searching for grace.

— Michal Oleszczyk

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The wise man will love; all others will desire.

— Lucius Afranius

In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this.

— Vladimir Kramnik


Istvan Kantor | SUPREME GIFT — for Jeff Koons | 2014

You are a heroic sacrificial celebrity and successful double-agent of today's hyper-hollywoodian art-mafioso establishment that uses corporate power and greed to financially abuse the arts and exploit artists all around the world. SUPREME GIFT confirms the rising power and authority of corporate art-criminals and sanctions the fact that the supreme measure of art today is money.

— Monty Cantsin

Unspoken feelings are unforgettable.

Nostalghia, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1983

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October 19: The inner world can only be experienced, not described.

— Franz Kafka


Pina Bausch tanzt Café Müller ...

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Only one journey is possible: The journey within. We don't learn a whole lot from dashing about on the surface of the Earth. Neither do I believe that one travels so as to eventually return. Man can never reach back to the point of origin, because he has changed in the process. And of course we cannot escape from ourselves; what we are we carry with us. We carry with us the dwelling place of our soul, like the turtle carries its shell. A journey through all the countries of the world would be a mere symbolic journey. Whatever place one arrives at, it is still one's own soul that one is searching for.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

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We strive for something so intensely, and in looking back, we see in our wake the people we could have loved — lost.

— Hunter S. Thompson


Ivan's Childhood, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1962

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