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Simone Weil

The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks… Continue reading Simone Weil

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Jane Hirshfield

Once, I grew moody and distant. I told my life I would like some time, I would like to try seeing others. In a week, my empty suitcase and I returned. I was hungry, then, and my life, my life, too, was hungry, we could not keep our hands off                our clothes on our tongues… Continue reading Jane Hirshfield

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Jorge Luis Borges

This web of time – the strands of which approach one another, bifurcate, intersect or ignore each other through the centuries –embraces every possibility. We do not exist in most of them. In some you exist and not I, while in others I do, and you do not, and yet in others both of us… Continue reading Jorge Luis Borges

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Lev Vygotsky

Consciousness is reflected in a word as a sun in a drop of water. A word relates to consciousness as a living cell relates to a whole organism, as an atom relates to the universe. A word is a microcosm of human consciousness. — Lev Vygotsky, Thought and Language. (The MIT Press; revised edition edition… Continue reading Lev Vygotsky

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Charles Baudelaire

L’Amour du mensonge When I see you pass by, my indolent darling, To the sound of music that the ceiling deadens, Pausing in your slow and harmonious movements, Turning here and there the boredom of your gaze; When I study, in the gaslight which colors it, Your pale forehead, embellished with a morbid charm, Where… Continue reading Charles Baudelaire

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Anaïs Nin

Moonlight fell directly over her bed in the summer. She lay naked in it for hours before falling asleep, wondering what its rays would do to her skin, her hair, her eyes, and then deeper, to her feelings. […] It accentuated her love of mystery. She meditated on this planet which kept a half of… Continue reading Anaïs Nin

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