"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again." —Andre Gide

"whatever you have to say,
leave the roots on,
let them dangle
And the dirt
Just to make clear where they come from ~"

— Charles Olson, These Days


"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."

— Thomas Mann (via writingquotes)

Rhythm in poetry, but also in life—it’s not just an external convention and structure of style, but also a reflection of an inner rhythm of feeling, of imagination of mysterious nerve impulses. Rhythm is a form of discipline too. And discipline is a moral concept. So, we could talk about morality of rhythm.
— Anna Kamieńska [thanks, John]
To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. Many people know about camera angles now, but not so many know about sentences.
— Joan Didion (via)
Collage/writings by: William Anastasi * [+], Francesca Woodman (And I have forgotten how to read music) via workman, Leanne Shapton * (via Stephen)

Leonardo DaVinci, Eye Line of Sight

"When shall that true poet arise who, disdaining the trivialities of text, shall give the world a book of verse consisting entirely of margin?"

— Kenneth Grahame (via invisiblestories)


White Noise, Kristen Mueller (2011)

After finding a partly marked-up copy of Don DeLillo’s “White Noise” in the Leipzig Universitätsbibliothek in 2011, I erased all but the words a stranger deemed noteworthy.

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"You mean that’s your idea of desire, with all those commas?"

— Michael Palmer, from “Idem 1” (via proustitute)

(via Sgorbi Quotidiani: E’ morto qui in salita.)

"Art is the social antithesis of society, not directly deducible from it."

— Aesthetic Theory l Theodor W. Adorno (via seensense)

Ivonne Gargano *
(via, eventualmente da leggere)

"One of the most mysterious of semi-speculations is, one would suppose, that of one Mind’s imagining into another."

— John Keats, handwritten note found in the margins of his copy of Paradise Lost.  (via flasd)

(Source: hasavrat)

"A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens."

— John Updike (via writingquotes)

Jakob Mohr, Proofs, 1910, pencil and pen on office paper.
**NOTE: This is part of The Prinzhorn Collection, from a series entitled, “Traces upon the Wunderblock,” featuring a selection of 200+ drawings and books made by psychiatric patients between 1890 and 1920 (as noted here).