“More loneliness than any man could bear.” [Holy Week 2013]

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People who know me have always been familiar with my… fascination with the idea of a deserted metropolis. Whether it’s because of the stark post-apocalyptic imagery of Joe Pintauro’s Kites at Empty Airports, the empty shell of Macondo in Gabriel … Continue reading

Carl Sagan: “What kind of society could we create”

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“An extraterrestrial being, newly arrived on Earth – scrutinizing what we mainly present to our children in television, radio, movies, newspapers, magazines, the comics, and many books – might easily conclude that we are intent on teaching them murder, rape, cruelty, superstition, credulity, and consumerism. We keep at it, and through constant repetition many of them finally get it.

What kind of society could we create if, instead, we drummed into them science and a sense of hope?

— Carl Sagan

Ted Hughes: “The only real thing”

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““Every single person is vulnerable to unexpected defeat in this inmost emotional self. At every moment, behind the most efficient seeming adult exterior, the whole world of the person’s childhood is being carefully held like a glass of water bulging above the brim.

And in fact, that child is the only real thing in them. It’s their humanity, their real individuality, the one that can’t understand why it was born and that knows it will have to die, in no matter how crowded a place, quite on its own. That’s the carrier of all the living qualities. It’s the centre of all the possible magic and revelation.”

— Ted Hughes

Eric Roth: “I hope you live a life you’re proud of.”

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“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it.

And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

— Eric Roth, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” [screenplay]