A Look Back at Badlands
[Happy Birthday Terrence Malick! In celebration, a look back at the film that got the ball rolling for my favorite filmmaker] Badlands will probably go down as the only Terrence Malick film to feature a car chase. It is a curious work in his repertoire. When it premiered in 1973, Malick’s signature style of freeform editing was still years away, the melodramatic earnestness, unconsidered. It...
We share because secrets do not increase in value if kept in a Gordian lockbox,...– A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (via alchemy)
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via thelittlephilosopher)
closetpoesie asked: December approaching, a new month, begin again...
Happiness. This week has had bouts of unblemished true happiness. Comfortable in my own skin, enjoying being a dad getting the right amount of sleep, the sun is shining, L and I can laugh a lot. Pleasuring in the frivolous, knowing that my responsibilities and obligations have been whittled away to almost nothing, as engineered. Epicurius, reduce your needs and find pleasure in the unexpected...
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thelittlephilosopher)
In ‘The Genealogy of Morals’ Nietzsche proclaims, “the deed is everything”. In a later publication he writes: “If I remove all the relationships, all the ‘properties’, all the ‘activities’ of a thing, the thing does not remain over” (Will to Power 558). These statements pertain to his larger criticism of traditional views of logic which presupposes the existence of things in order to function. ...
He said our curse as humans is that we are trapped in time - our curse is that...– Douglas Coupland // Life After God (via ifmusicbethefoodoflove-playon)
Watch out for intellect, because it knows so much it knows nothing and leaves...– Anne Sexton (via ungathering)
Wandering Gypsy Mixtape - Ode to Kerouac
You can listen to the playlist as one continuous stream by clicking on the stream player at the bottom of my blog. Really wanted to include Bob Dylan’s Freight Train Blues but no one had uploaded it to tumblr already and as far as I know this reblogging technique is the only way to share a mixtape without storing it elsewhere. “I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one...
Through A Hole - Whispertown 2000
drcastillo: Bodies Of Water - Our Friends Appear...
Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever...– J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via acoustic-funeral)
This Thing I Need to Say About Film & Then I am...
- Falconetti in La Passione de Jeanne d’Arc When it comes to jazz I am hopelessly tone-deaf, I understand it only as an absence of sensation. Were I to rigorously devote myself perhaps I could, given enough time, feel it in my bones the way it is intended. Or maybe it is a hardware issue beyond me to remedy, I don’t know. I can accept that we may not all be wired the same way, and when...
The work of a writer must be not only the reflection, but the larger reflection...– Remy de Goncourt
Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have...– Howard Zinn (via caraobrien)
Faith and Reason
[from the old blog, 4/19/2005, dipping into the philosophy posts] By virtue of its own nature, reason must play a limited role in acts of deliberation; used puritanically without appeal, reason as a human quality ceases to be reasonable. I find it absurd to even think of reason existing in someone’s mind somehow quarantined from everything else, as if consciously we could micro-manage the...
Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.– Plato (via thelittlephilosopher)