The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

— Mark Twain

Ruhrtriennale 2015

The bonds between ourselves and another person exists only in our minds. Memory as it grows fainter loosens them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we want to be duped and which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we dupe other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature who cannot escape from himself, who knows other people only in himself, and when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.

— Marcel Proust


Johnny Depp

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, directed by Terry Gilliam in 1998

What the fuck are these people talking about?

— Raoul Duke

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Meine Intelligenz wird hier nicht gewürdigt.

— Maximilian Lenz; im Gespräch mit Hajo Schumacher


Dieser Typ tritt so leise ab, wie er laut angefangen hat.

— Götz George; über Horst Schimanski

And those places are gone too [...]. It was some terrific nostalgia then.

— Alexander Knyazhinsky

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Aki Kaurismäki on Yasujirō Ozu ...

Tokyo-Ga, directed by Wim Wenders in 1985

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Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.

— Robert Tew

We people can only live in illusions — without them we simply cannot survive. Because there is no meaning in the world. There is absolutely no meaning. We only live in the illusion and from illusions.

— Anselm Kiefer


The Simpsons and Fatov referencing Dr. Zhivago ...

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Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you. Read it over. Again. Let those words resonate in your mind.

— Nayyirah Waheed


James Turrell

You could not tell a story like this. A story like this you could only feel.

— Peter Carey


Dazzledorf; revisited.

If we are the same person before and after we love, that means we haven't loved enough.

— Elif Shafak

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Nick Cave's Apartment in West-Berlin ...

People don't listen, they just wait for their turn to talk.

— Chuck Palahniuk


Richard Serra; 1970

Looking closely at things is something that has to be learned.

— Hiroshima Mon Amour; dir. by Alain Resnais, 1959


It's always February 2nd and there's nothing I can do about it!

— Punxsutawney Phil

After the earth dies, some five billion years from now, after it's burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being — and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth.

— Carl Sagan


Ryū Chishū visiting the grave of Yasujirō Ozu in Tokyo ...

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Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.

— Joseph Campbell


Bruno Ganz | Otto Sander

Der Himmel über Berlin, directed by Wim Wenders in 1987

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I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

— Rainer Maria Rilke


Mit 15 Jahren bin ich überall hingegangen und wollte mitspielen. Und die von Kraftwerk waren so nett, mich eines Abends im Jugendzentrum Papestraße in Essen auch zu lassen. Ralf Hütter sagte zu mir: "Spiel ruhig, ich komme erst nachher." Dann habe ich mit Charly Weiss gespielt — ich am Elektroklavier, er an den Drums — sozusagen als Vorgruppe von Kraftwerk. Irgendwann kamen Ralf Hütter und Florian Schneider zu uns auf die Bühne und spielten noch ein bisschen mit. Nach einer gewissen Zeit musste ich aber gehen.

— Helge Schneider

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