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It was the best of times,

by on Apr.05, 2014, under quote, reading

talefo

It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us,
we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven,
we were all going direct the other way

– A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens

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I hope you know by now

by on Apr.03, 2013, under reading

loveletter
source: anonymous*

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Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot,

by on Nov.12, 2010, under reading

call it what ever you like,
it matters now more than ever.

– Niall Ferguson/ The Ascent of Money

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Hedgehog’s dilemma

by on Oct.28, 2010, under reading

The hedgehog’s dilemma, or sometimes the porcupine dilemma, is an analogy about the challenges of human intimacy. It describes a situation in which a group of hedgehogs all seek to become close to one another in order to share their heat during cold weather. However, once accomplished, they cannot avoid hurting one another with their sharp quills. They must step away from one another. Though they all share the intention of a close reciprocal relationship, this may not occur for reasons which they cannot avoid.

-Wikipedia

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YUMMY*

by on Jul.31, 2010, under reading

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Alphaville

by on Mar.31, 2010, under Photography, quote, reading

my all time favorite author writing about film produced by my favorite director
when murakami meets jean luc godard

“Well, for example if you cry in Alphaville, they arrest you and execute you in public”
“Why?”
“’Cause in Alphaville, you’re not allowed to have deep feelings.
So there’s nothing like love. No contradictions, no irony.
They do everything according to numerical formulas.”

– After Dark, Haruki Murakmi


photos: Jacob Lilis

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No Respect

by on Mar.19, 2010, under poetry, reading

New & Selected, by Gerard Malanga

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The Lover

by on Mar.08, 2010, under quote, reading

– ‘One day, I was already old,
in the entrance of a public place a man came up to me.
He introduced himself and said:
‘I’ve known you for years.
Everyone says you were beautiful when you were young,
but I want to tell you I think you’re more beautiful now than then.
Rather than your face as a young woman,
I prefer your face s it is now. Ravaged.’

– 我已經老了,有一天,在一處公共場所的大廳裡,
有一個男人向我走來。他主動介紹自己,
他對我說:”我認識你,永遠記得你。
那時候,你還很年輕,人人都說你美,
現在,我是特為來告訴你,對我來說,我覺得現在你比年輕的時候更美,
那時你是年輕女人,與你那時的面貌相比,我更愛你現在備受摧殘的面容。”

– ” I’ve never written, though I thought I wrote,
never loved, though I thought I loved,
never done anything but wait outside the closed door.”

– 我自以為我在寫作,但事實上我從來就不曾寫過,
我以為在愛,但我從來也不曾愛過,
我什麼也沒有做,不過是站在那緊閉的門前等待罷了。

Marguerite Duras – The Lover

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Paint It Black

by on Jan.06, 2010, under quote, reading

“That was what she really wanted.
To forget so thoroughly she’d never have another memory again,
the bitter so bitter you gave up the sweet.”

— Janet Fitch

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100個想你

by on Dec.26, 2009, under quote, reading

我得趁我還記得時寫下,
因為我怕我的回憶越來越模糊。
我不能讓這種情形發生。
我已經失去了你,就不能再失去回憶。

我沒有對你更好,
只是一直在做著,我們在一起時我也會做的事。

– 夏霏

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