GLADBECK; inszeniert von Kilian Riedhof, 2018

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I heard a story once of a woman in the Sahara who, for years, carried / a single page of Anna Karenina / that she read over and over, the long combers of print repeating like / the waves of the black maria. / Language is something like this. A hard studying of cells under a microscope, / cells on their way to becoming other things: a person, a book, / a moon.

— Aracelis Girmay

There are things you can't get anywhere, but we dream they can be found in other people.

— David Lynch

True brevity of expression consists in a man only saying what is worth saying, while avoiding all diffuse explanations of things which every one can think out for himself; that is, it consists in his correctly distinguishing between what is necessary and what is superfluous.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Although [she] has little to do with your story, / she is, in a sense, the entire story.

— Stephen Dobyns

/// It's your faults that I'm interested in.


[...] Das Duisburger Lehmbruckmuseum hielt, was die Photographien, die ich kannte, versprochen hatten: Ein Raum der Freiheit und der Rationalität, der Bescheidenheit nicht zuletzt. Man wird freigelassen in seinen Innenraum, bemerkt immer wieder mit einem kleinen respektvollen Grinsen, daß ein Weg, der einem einfallen könnte, auf eine Figur zu oder um eine Figur herum, tatsächlich gangbar ist: Es gibt die Treppe, es gibt das Licht, es gibt die Intimität, es gibt die Offenheit, die man braucht. Ich hatte das Glück, allein zu sein im Lehmbrucktrakt und mich eine Stunde lang bewegen zu können, und die Skulpturen von Wilhelm Lehmbruck dabei von diesem phantastischen, für die ausgestellten Arbeiten gebauten, heute fast undenkbar großzügigen Haus in mein Formgedächtnis einschreiben zu lassen. [...]

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/// In the best conversations, you don't even remember
what you talked about, only how it felt.


Weekend plans.

[Feel the Juche; thank.]

Always, always trust your instincts about people.

— Jackie Kay

/// Your heart will never lie to you; that's your mind's job.

/// You deserve a wild love from a gentle soul.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

— John Muir


/// I'm a very rich man. Not with money, but with love.

Because forgiveness is not about the past but the future.

— Anne Michaels

There are no answers, only cross references.

— Norbert Wiener

The real act of transgression today is not sex. It's falling in love.

— Slavoj Žižek

Life is full of insignificant disappointments.

— Michael Lipsey


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/// Don't rush anything; good people end up with good people.

People like you and me are quite lonely really but we still have each other, we have the secret satisfaction of being different, of rebelling, of desiring the unusual.

— Hermann Hesse


Talkin' to me, dotard?

The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.

— Jaggi Vasudev


Peter Berling

* 20.03.1934 - † 21.11.2017

dctp; Zum Tod von Peter Berling

A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.

— Heraclitus

CHVRCHES; at Moog Sound Lab

[Bangs; as always.]

To love purely is to consent to distance, it is to adore the distance between ourselves and that which we love.

— Simone Weil

Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone — and finding that that's ok with them.

— Alain de Botton

Heinz Bennent

Derrick, Geheimnisse einer Nacht; inszeniert von Alfred Vohrer, 1983

Sie liebte ihn nicht mehr. So entging sie der Zerstörung. Wenn man liebt, ist man anfällig und der Zerstörung durch den anderen ausgesetzt.

— Gustav Vrings

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Perhaps strength doesn't reside in having never been broken, but in the courage to required to grow strong in the broken places.

— Kristen Jongen

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Landscape and nature are not there simply to be gazed at; no, they press hard upon and into our bodies and minds, complexly affect our moods, our sensibilities. They riddle us in two ways — both perplexing and perforating us.

— Robert MacFarlane

Every man's memory is his private literature.

— Aldous Huxley

I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.

— Herman Hesse


Winter Light; dir. by Ingmar Bergman in 1963

/// Many have an image of me, but few get the picture.

You don't need me. What you really need is a mirror. Because any stranger is for you simply a mirror in which to reflect yourself. I don't ever again want to return to such a desert of mirrors.

― Kōbō Abe

Techno-Stilkunde mit Alexander Kluge und Peter Wacha, 1995

[...] Computerworld; 1981. [...] Und das kann man jetzt hier im Ultraschall; also würde sofort akzeptiert; wird heute Nacht gespielt? Könnte passieren. [...] Und Sie sagen aber, Kraftwerk wäre sozusagen der immer noch intakte, immer noch aktuelle, aber Großeltern-Teil. Das ist schon drei Generationen weg von der Gegenwart. Aber trotzdem waren sie, wenn man diese Platten heute spielen kann, waren sie ihrer Zeit weit voraus. [...] Was würde so eine Gruppe 1995 jetzt machen in Chicago? Das ist gar nicht weit weg. [...]

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I like messy people; those who don't fit in a box or stay between the lines, but whose integrity is greater than any rule book and loyalty is thicker than blood.

— Jim Wern

What am I here for? To listen to my soul.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

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Stalker; dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979

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All that I am left with is faith and hope — against all common sense. — And then what?

— Andrei Tarkovsky

The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.

— Ram Dass

Kirlian Camera; K-PAX

[Bangs; as always.]

To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.

— Mark Rothko

Genius is the ability to receive from the universe.

— Yì Jīng


Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction; dir. by Sophie Huber, 2012

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let [others] stand in your way.

— Janet Fitch

You should get out of the habit of talking without saying anything.

— Albert Camus


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Give people time. Give people space. Don't beg anyone to stay. Let them roam. What's meant for you will always be yours.

— Reyna Biddy

Stop trying to leave, and you will arrive.

— Lao Tzu