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From Paris; with love.

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market. Each person is a "package" in which several aspects of his exchange value are blended into one: His "personality", by which is meant those qualities which make him a good salesman of himself; his looks, education, income, and chance for success — each person strives to exchange this package for the best value obtainable. Even the function of going to a party, and of social intercourse in general, is to a large extent that of exchange. One is eager to meet the slightly higher-priced packages, in order to make contact and possibly a profitable exchange.

Erich Fromm

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Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you'd follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.

Karen Marie Moning

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

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Christo and Jean-Claude | Wrapped Trees | 1997/98

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.

Rumi

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I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute.

Haruki Murakami

People often ask me questions that I cannot very well answer in words, and it makes me sad to think they are unable to hear the voice of my silence.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Mirror, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1975

I am more sensitive than other people. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone.

Henri Barbusse

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Sagen Sie jetzt nichts, Sophie Rois

I am free and that is why I am lost.

Franz Kafka

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Ilya Kabakov, Münster, 1997

My love! You lie in the grass, your head thrown back; around you: Not a soul. You hear only the wind, and look up into the open sky — into the blue above, where the clouds float by — perhaps that is the loveliest thing that you have ever in your life done, and seen.

Looking up, reading the words ...

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I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.

Frank O'Hara

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Love without agenda.

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Letter from Franz Kafka to Felice Bauer

When the wind stops, the silence comes back.

Raúl Zurita

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Isabelle Adjani

Possession, directed by Andrzej Żuławski in 1981

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This is what I miss […] not something that's gone, but something that will never happen.

Margaret Atwood

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KUNSTMUSEUM

Nothing distinguishes memories from ordinary moments. Only later do they become memorable by the scars they leave.

La Jetée; dir. by Chris Marker in 1962

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Ryoji Ikeda | test pattern [100m version] | 2013

Truth must be found in reality, not systems.

Joseph Beuys

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Yves Klein | Monochromes | 1960

Intuition is neither a feeling, an inspiration nor a disorderly sympathy but a fully developed method.

Gilles Deleuze

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If we, today, are unable to read the entire universe and it's meaning off our civic institutions as the Romans did — loss or gain — we still need to be at home in it; to interiorise it; refashion it in our own image — each for himself this time.

Aldo van Eyck

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Jens Voigt; Paris, 27.07.2014

[…] keep on doing it until you die or it dies in you. There is no other way. And there never was.

Charles Bukowski

The only alternative to the spectacle is to show the alternative.

Situationist International

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Francesca Woodman

Rooms may owe their existence to an idea but, in the end, they consist of physical matter, of material that often obeys no idea at all and only wants to exercise its own rights.

Peter Zumthor

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Krister Henriksson

Wallander; Den orolige mannen, 2013

You're empty but clever. Your half-lies are so refined that they look like truth.

Through a Glass Darkly; dir. by Ingmar Bergman in 1961

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Helmut Berger; 2014

I had the greatest difficulty in explaining to people that there is no hidden, coded meaning in the film, nothing beyond the desire to tell the truth. Often my assurances provoked incredulity and even disappointment. Some people evidently wanted more: They needed arcane symbols, secret meanings. They were not accustomed to the poetics of the cinema image.

Andrei Tarkovsky; on Mirror

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The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it — basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.

Charles Bukowski

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