Every man carries within himself a world made up of all that he has seen and loved; and it is to this world that he returns, incessantly, though he may pass through and seem to inhabit a world quite foreign to it.

— François-René de Chateaubriand

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Everything disappears and everything remains in the universe.

Good bye, Cassini ...

/// I like simple things. Art, being alone,
or with somebody who understands.

The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.

— James Joyce


I think it's important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.

— Paulo Coelho

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Do you understand the sadness of geography?

— Michael Ondaatje

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[Bangs; as always.]

Human relationships were strange. I mean, you were with one person a while, eating and sleeping and living with them, loving them, talking to them, going places together, and then it stopped. Then there was a short period when you weren't with anybody, then another woman arrived, and you ate with her and fucked her, and it all seemed so normal, as if you had been waiting just for her and she had been waiting for you. I never felt right being alone; sometimes it felt good but it never felt right.

— Charles Bukowski

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I have simply looked at human relationships and tried to see them, tried to speak about them. That's what I am interested in. I don't know of anything more important.

— Pina Bausch

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Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.

— Nikita Gill

People might think we are totally arrogant, but we are not. We want to have a communication.

— Edgar Froese

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Contador says farewell with win on Angliru ...

The truth is it has been a very, very special day. I think it's very difficult to say good bye in a better way than this, in this place, in this event. In the end, it's a full stop at the end of a career in which I have done everything I wanted. I think it's been a beautiful Vuelta even though I am not on the podium. But perhaps if I had been in contention for the overall podium I would have ridden in a different way, more conservative, and instead I have ridden the race I have ridden. I look at the photos, and almost every day there are pictures of me alone because I have been on the attack. [...] I think in the future it'll be remembered that in my last day of competition, I finished it with a win.

— Alberto Contador

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To look at the stars is to fully understand what and who we are.

— Nicholas Browne

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It's all Rheydt.

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/// Whether I win or lose, I fight alone.

She was half human, half universe.

— A. R. Lucas


Christo | Big Air Package | 2013

/// Sometimes it's not the person who change,
it's the mask that falls off.

I have no longer the strength to act what I do not feel.

— Anaïs Nin


Aus dem Leben eines Wirtschaftskriminellen ...

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/// There are no mistakes; every situation
has something to teach me.

Je vous salue, Marie; dir. by Jean-Luc Godard, 1985

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.

— Lester Bangs

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raster noton, White Circle, 02.09. - 16.09.2017,
Kraftzentrale, LaPa Nord, Duisburg; revisited.

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There is a craft and a power in listening.

— Glenn Gould

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Wer denkt, vermutet.
Wer empfindet, weiß.


Walk this way ...

In landscape, each rock, each river, each tree has its individual history. A river's history, a tree's, is the sum of all its dialogues, nothing less but nothing more; they contain no emotion, no moral. Human cultures embellish these stories in gardens, buildings, and towns. Stories humans tell have a plot, often with beginning, middle, and end, a deliberate narrative: Stories of survival, identity, power, success, and failure. Like myths and laws, landscape narratives organize reality, justify actions, instruct, persuade, even compel people to perform in certain ways. Landscapes are literature in the broadest sense, texts that can be read on many levels.

— Anne Whiston Spirn

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Louise Brooks

[Bangs; as always.]

You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

— Marcus Aurelius

Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

— Mary Elizabeth Frye

Sometimes the most beautiful people are beautifully broken.

— R. M. Drake

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Der Tod ist süß. Er ist der Punkt am Ende eines Satzes. Da gibt es nichts, wovor man Angst haben müsste. Ich glaube nicht an Gott. Was auch immer nach meinem Tod passiert, ich habe keine Angst. Ich hatte ein so hartes Leben, ich bin sehr müde. Wenn ich sterbe, beginnt einfach das nächste Kapitel.

— Charles Bukowski

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Araki; Sentimental Journey, 1971-1991

/// Make her feel like art.


Alexander Kluge, Pluriversum;
Museum Folkwang, Essen, 15.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

Im Rausch der Arbeit, Begleitprogramm;
mit Hannelore Hoger und Helge Schneider.

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Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. You look good when you’re tired. You look like you could go on forever. Now come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty.

— Leonard Cohen

We only have ourselves to go on, and it's enough.

— Charles Bukowski

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It began as a mistake.

— Charles Bukowski

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The less I needed, the better I felt.

— Charles Bukowski

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[Feel the Juche; thank.]

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Ich bin nicht ein Außenseiter. Außenseiter sind alle anderen. Ich bin das Zentrum.

— Werner Herzog

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You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

― Ernest Hemingway

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I don't mind being miles from everybody else. The best artists are those who have stood alone and who can be separated.

— Eva Hesse

You'll see, someday they'll say: Bukowski knew.

People diminish me; the longer I sit and listen to them the more empty I feel, but I don't get the idea that they feel empty, I feel that they enjoy the sound from their own mouths.

— Charles Bukowski

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You have to be interested. If you're not interested, you can't be interesting.

— Iris Apfel


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If I tried to explain, you could never understand. Explaining would only make a worse misunderstanding. Explaining would only set me farther away from you.

— T. S. Eliot

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In every pure landscape, the earth has imitated you.

— Pablo Neruda

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

— Marcel Proust

I love the handful of the earth you are. Because of its meadows, vast as a planet, I have no other star. You are my replica of the multiplying universe.

— Pablo Neruda

Under the anger, under the fear, under the despair, under the broken heartedness, there is a radiance that has never been harmed, that has never been lost, that is the truth of who one is.

— Gangaji


Frida Kahlo

Classy; as always.

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[So the Zone lets the good through and kills the evil?] I don't know. I don't believe that. I think it lets through those who've lost all hope. Not the good or the bad, but the unhappy.

― Andrei Tarkovsky

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