If sleep were not an agency of change we would wake every day exactly as we were when we went to sleep. But every day is convulsed by a death and a resurrection. — Christopher Potter, How to Make a Human Being: A Body of Evidence (Fourth Estate Ltd., 2014) Advertisements
To perceive a landscape is therefore to carry out an act of remembrance, and remembering is not so much a matter of calling up an internal image, stored in the mind, as of engaging perceptually with an environment that is itself pregnant with the past. — Tim Ingold, from “The Temporality of the Landscape,” World… Continue reading Tim Ingold
I am trying to imagine language without light, as though I wanted to understand how things were before language, when, deep in the throat, syllables and vowels were not yet organized and it was necessary to tilt one’s head back to allow sounds to fly through the open air, terrifying, guttural or strident. — Nicole… Continue reading Nicole Brossard
You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. — Tom Hardy [Earnes] Inception (2010) Directed, written, & produced by Christopher Nolan.
I begin to long for some little language such as lovers use, broken words, inarticulate words, like the shuffling of feet on pavement. ― Virginia Woolf, The Waves. (Harvest Books 1978) Originally published October 8th 1931.
Let us forget, with generosity, those who cannot love us. — Pablo Neruda
His sadness was of the kind that is patient and without hope. ― William Maxwell, So Long, See You Tomorrow. (Harvill Pr, May 1998) Originally published 1979.