Cy Twombly | Trees | 1994

/// The progress of the soul.


[Shirt, Jeans, Bag, Ballet flats, Lipstick, Perfume.]

Less is more; really.

Young people, be careful. Beautiful things are disappearing every day. You don't need to be shopping at fast-fashion stores, especially young people. They are beautiful naturally, because they it's enough. Don't be too much fashionable. [...] The brand advertising is making you crazy. You don't need to be too sexy. You are sexy enough.

— Yohji Yamamoto

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Nobody can help you. That's what love's all about [...]. You're the one having these wonderful feelings, but you have to go it alone as you wander through the dark. Your mind and body have to bear it all. All by yourself.

— Haruki Murakami

Oper Dortmund | Einstein on the Beach | April - Juni 2017

Philip Glass sagt ja selber: Die Musik hat keine Handlung, sondern die Handlung der Musik ist das, was in den Köpfen der Zuhörer passiert. [...] Man muss reingehen, sich öffnen und dann wird das Stück Dinge mit einem machen, die man wahrscheinlich selten erlebt.

— Florian Helgath

Wir stellen nicht den Anspruch, dass wir regieren, was im Kopf eines Zuschauers stattfindet, sondern der Zuschauer darf absolut sich seine eigenen Gedanken dazu machen. Wir machen ein Angebot und er kann das annehmen. Auf welche Weise er es annimmt oder ob er es vielleicht überhaupt nicht annimmt, ist seine Sache.

— Georg Holzer

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Satoru Tamura | Point of Contact for Unna | 2017

There are no meanings, purposes or arguments here. The artist wants to get rid of them and want to make his work independent from any thoughts, principles and policies. He just wants to leave the work simply as it is.

[ZFIL Unna; revisited.]

Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally [...]. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world. [...] There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.

— Don Miguel Ruiz

Kraftwerk | 3D Katalog | 2017

If you ever ask me how many times you've crossed my mind, I would say once. Because you came, and never left.

— Ritu Ghatourey


[Feel the Juche; thank.]

/// The older I get, the more I understand,
that it's okay to live a life others don't understand.

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Yes, be patient with me. My heart is heavy.

— Albert Camus

/// Half of her beauty is her mind.


[Feel the Juche; thank.]

Anyone who has no feeling for it cannot be made to understand it.

— Franz Kafka

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Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being.

— Osho

New restoration of Stalker; by Janus Films

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Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd.

— Henri Bergson

Sometimes the silences, the gaps, tell us more than anything.

— Peter Ackroyd

Elena Mukhina; Korbut flip with twist, 1978

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We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too.

— Kristin Martz



You're not in love. One day you'll understand.

— Mauvais Sang; dir. by Leos Carax, 1986

I'm going to tell you something: Thoughts are never honest. Emotions are.

— Albert Camus

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Jörg Hartmann | Felix Vörtler

Tatort Dortmund, Sturm; inszeniert von Richard Huber, 2016

Die Dortmunder Tatort-Folgen sind inzwischen die einzigen noch ernstzunehmenden Beiträge aus dieser Sendereihe; sehr häufig das aktuelle Zeitgeschehen realistisch reflektierend und in einer stringenten, horizontalen Erzählweise inszeniert. In Sturm sogar fast in Echtzeit; Jack Bauer lässt grüßen.

/// Do you understand the sadness of geography?


Hannelore Hoger; als Leni Peickert.

[Bangs; as always.]

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos;
inszeniert von Alexander Kluge, 1968

The reason why a generation seems confusing is because the viewer's mentality itself is in chaos.

— Jean Cocteau


[My soul will find yours.]

Can you see me? All of me? Probably not. No one ever really has.

— Jeffrey Eugenides

Garry Kasparov ./. Pentium Processor

[Like me; in daily life.]

There are two types of sacrifices: Correct ones and mine.

— Mikhail Tal

Once you want to free your mind about a concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want. So nobody told me what to do and there was no preconception of what to do.

— Giorgio Moroder

If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.

— C. S. Lewis


On the set of Stalker; dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979

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In the end, we spend our lives alone — all alone.

— An Autumn Afternoon; dir. by Yasujirō Ozu, 1962

Nothing is lost, he says, all that you have ever seen is always with you.

— John Berger


One persons feelings are not enough for two people to live on.

— Boris Pasternak

[Weekend plans; with Mike Ehrmantraut.]

No sooner does the door close behind me than I exclaim: What perfection in the parody of hell!

— E. M. Cioran


Irene Cruz | Seele V | 2013

[And the air was full of spring.]

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I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of syncronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.

— Charles de Lint

[Bangs; as always.]

Une femme mariée; dir. by Jean-Luc Godard in 1964

Be the love you never received.

— Rune Lazuli


I remembered you — and wished you happiness.

— Zelda Fitzgerald

I've had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember. You know what surprised me most? It wasn't meeting them. It was meeting you.

Arrival; dir. by Denis Villeneuve, 2016

/// Eventually you will meet a person
who's tired of the games too, and
their loyalty will match yours.


Irene Cruz | Stimmung IX | 2013

[And the air was full of spring.]

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I will lead you to fields you know nothing of.

— William Carlos Williams


[Feel the Juche; thank.]

It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves.

— Franz Kafka


[He's back.]

But the story stays the same: Some of us would rather die than change. We love what will destroy us.

— Tony Hoagland

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.

— Seneca

Kim Jong-Il and Vladmir Putin meet in Best Korea, 2000.

[Feel the Juche; thank.]

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Two souls don't find each other by simple accident.

— Jorge Luis Borges


— Karl Marx

Crawl inside this body, find me where I am most ruined — love me there.

— Rune Lazuli

[Return to Russia.]

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.

— Erich Fromm

Eric Lobron ./. Judit Polgár, 1989

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In chess, as in life, a man is his own most dangerous opponent.

— Vasily Smyslov


Nostalghia; dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1983

Nostalghia is a film about waiting, about the long journey before the arrival.

— Ian Maxton

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/// Don't make bad decisions for temporary happiness.

[Weekend plans.]

You were not only the essence of that moment but of all my moments.

— Charles Bukowski


[8:39; Lichtlaufzeit.]

I love you because I know no other way.

— Pablo Neruda


[Feel the Juche; thank.]

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You can love someone for a long time without knowing how.

― Eugene O'Neill

* 04.04.1932 - † 29.12.1986

In memory of

Emotions are not a luxury, they are a complex aid in the fight for existence.

— Antonio R. Damasio

WDR | Schach der Großmeister | 1983 - 2005

[...] das im Schach sehr viele Dinge sind, die auch im täglichen Leben sehr wertvoll sind. Also ich glaube überhaupt, Schach hat einen enormen, auch therapeutischen Sinn über das rein Spielerische hinaus.

— Helmut Pfleger

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There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate - the genetic and neural fate - of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.

— Oliver Sacks

[Home of Cycling.]

Absolutely inside the emotion.

— Alice Notley

Maybe you don't know it, damn it [...] but there aren't many around like you (not any).

— Anne Sexton



There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.

— Jane Austen

Think of this: That the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other.

— A. S. Byatt

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[You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that's pretty close.]

No Short Cut; dir. by Anthony Simmons in 1964

Perhaps our love originated in the loneliness we both had known before.

— Liv Ullmann

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Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don't know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

[Analog music makes your life better.]

It's important to understand that, for me, making music is a process that is as natural and instinctive as taking a breath.

— Vangelis

Kunst ist nicht lehrbar. Es gibt keine Regeln für die Kunst; sie entsteht aus dem Menschen, der Mensch und Welt erlebt und dieses Erleben mit bildnerischen Mitteln niederschreibt.

— Norbert Kricke


From Paris; with love ...

/// You are enough, a thousand times enough.

[Demokratisierung der Produktionsmittel.]

There is no space or time. Only intensity.

— Mina Loy

[Bangs; as always.]

Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches; dir. by Jonas Mekas in 1969

Love who you love while you have them. That's all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you'll never run out.

— Ann Brashares

To encounter anything fully is to touch its absence.

— Rosmarie Waldrop


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You may forget but let me tell you this: Someone in some future time will think of us.

— Sappho


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Bobby Fischer's integrity was evident in any one of his actions. Even his shortcomings were inseparable from him; they were aspects of his integrity.

— Anatoly Karpov