Leni Riefenstahl, 2002

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Say what you are. Not what you would like to be. Not what you have to be. Just say what you are. And what you are is good enough.

— John Cassavetes

One has either to take people as they are, or leave them as they are. One cannot change them, one can merely disturb their balance. A human being, after all, is not made up of single pieces, from which a single piece can be taken out and replaced by something else.

— Franz Kafka

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I am at the center of feeling.

— Anne Sexton


Cy Twombly, 1966

I have my pace and way of living, and I'm not looking for something.

— Cy Twombly

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don't need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.

— Toni Morrison

You have walked through my universe.

— Anne Sexton

If you're scared of the wolves, stay out of the forest.

— Russian Proverb


There is a quality about women who choose men sparingly; it appears in their walk, in their eyes, in their laughter and in their gentle hearts.

— Charles Bukowski

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I love your silences, they are like mine.

— Anaïs Nin

That is how a world champion skates ...

Evgenia Medvedeva; Helsinki, 2017

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My art doesn't have any message. It's the audience that gives the sense to my art.

— François Morellet

In this sense, love is work, it is something that is built. It is not something just given on the table. I think that this is the true radicality of love. The beauty of it actually lies in the hard and difficult work.

— Srecko Horvat


Luigi Honorat | Spherical Slices Rotation - Monolith II | 2017

Gregor Schneider wartet nicht, [...] er geht selber auf die Suche nach [...] Bauten und Räumen. Er baut und verbaut und dokumentiert sie, sich und uns hineinstürzend in Spiralen der Erinnerung, die sich in die Gegenwart bohren.

Jörg Heiser

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There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?

— Don Delillo

[Wieso sagen Sie dann, dass Sie nicht gelitten haben?] Was bleibt mir anderes übrig? Soll ich eine Tragödie machen daraus? Das passiert woanders auch.

— Falco

Those who go away never come back.

— Susan Sontag

Solitude matters, and for some people, it's the air they breathe.

— Susan Cain


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We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When you are young, you believe there'll be many people you'll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.

— Richard Linklater

Evgenia Medvedeva; Helsinki, 2017

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You who read me — are you certain you understand my language?

— Jorge Luis Borges


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe | Villa Tugendhat [Detail] | 1929/30

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There are idiots who define my work as abstract; yet what they call abstract is what is most realistic. What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.

— Constantin Brâncuși

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Kitarō; Reimei

The importance of touch is that it places you. It is the medium of the articulation of a relationship. Touch yields two different senses ― that of connection and that of separateness. It makes for a sense of oneness as well as for a sense of difference. One thing is sure: If we are not touched, we might begin to suspect that we are not here.

― Kathleen Woodword

There are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with, but you will find the right film or the right book, and it will understand you.

― Björk


Dusa Jesih, 2017

In the gold of every memory the past curls like wire.

— Kenneth Rexroth

Yelena Produnova, Produnova (Vault of Death), 1999

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No one is you and that is your power.

— Dave Grohl


To your mad world — one answer: I refuse.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

She did not want, then or ever, to entertain; she wanted to move people, to establish with them some communion of emotion.

— Joan Didion

Goodnight and great love to you. We see the same stars.

— George Mallory


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Seine in Paris verbliebene Umgebung verbreitete, es ginge ihm schon viel besser.

— Ebbo Demant

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I have often noticed that when women look at themselves in every reflection, and take furtive peeps into their hand looking-glasses, it is hardly ever, as is generally supposed, from vanity, but much more often from a feeling that all is not quite as it should be.

— Nancy Mitford


Carlo Scarpa | Brion Cemetary | 1969 - 1978

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We are constructed in memory.

— Gilles Deleuze

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We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

— Orson Welles



/// We return to each other in waves. This is how water loves.

[Be water, my friend.]

Es ist das Glück des Flaneurs, kein Ziel haben zu müssen. Während andere einer Bestimmung folgen, lässt er sich treiben. Die Fülle seiner Eindrücke verdankt er der Planlosigkeit seines Umherstreifens. Er ist der Nomade der großstädtischen Kultur, ein Sammler von Augenblicken. Die modernen Städte sind wie für ihn gemacht. Jede Straße wird ihm zum Boulevard seiner Anschauung, jeder Platz zum Areal seiner Feldforschung. Er erwartet nichts und sieht alles.

— Jürgen Goldmann

feel the #juche.

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Remember: Despite how open, peaceful and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they've met themselves.

— Matt Kahn

Your soul is a landscape rare.

— Paul Verlaine


It's all Rheydt.

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Find me where you lost me.

— Haruki Murakami

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

/// Sometimes you can't explain what you see in a person.
It's just the way they take you to a place where no one else can.

All the people sent to us are our reflection. And they are sent so that when we look at these people we correct our mistakes, and when we correct them, these people either change too or leave our lifes.

— Boris Pasternak

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[Correspondance Philatélique]

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I so often remain silent. I am like a wolf in his den hiding my grief, it's hard on people.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

In ordinary life, we scarcely get by with language because we only indicate superficial relations. As soon as speech is made from deeper relations, another language immediately appears: The poetic.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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These fragments I have shored against my ruins.

— T. S. Eliot

Art offers the possibility of love with strangers.

— Walter Hopps


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Art is an experience, not an object.

— Robert Motherwell

/// Not until you find your own soul
you will be able to find another.


I'm directing landscapes as much as I'm directing characters.

— Werner Herzog

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A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.

— Milan Kundera


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You belong to another time.

― Jorge Luis Borges

Do not neglect the echo. You live by echoes.

— Edmond Jabès



Kaiser Wilhelm II. an Bertha Krupp, 12.12.1902

I think it's so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary ― you're happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.

― Georgia O'Keeffe

Ask her what she craved, and she'd get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom.

— Charles Frazier

Muammar al-Gaddafi and Kim Il Sung meet in True Korea, 1982.

[Feel the Juche; thank.]

You never look at me from the place in which I see you.

― Jacques Lacan


Stalker, dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979

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Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things? Throw a stone into the stream, and the circles that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Natalia Yurchenko; Yurchenko Loop

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/// When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them.
It may take seconds to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime.


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The image is indivisible and elusive, dependent upon our consciousness and on the real world which it seeks to embody. If the world is inscrutable, then the image will be so too. It is a kind of equation, signifying the correlation between truth and the human consciousness, bound as the latter is by Euclidean space. We cannot comprehend the totality of the universe, but the poetic image is able to express that totality.

― Andrei Tarkovsky

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Jörg Engelmann | Meteorit | 1998

/// Behind my smile, there's a story
you would never understand.

I believe that your soul and my soul are very old friends.

― Mandeq Ahmed


Air treatment plant by Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Switzerland, 1989

Once you start to speak of things that are precious, you are immediately anxious about how people will react to what you have said, and you want to protect these things, to defend them against incomprehension.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

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The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It's always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it's a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.

― Tahereh Mafi

real is rare.

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