Imitation of Life

“Belano, I said, the heart of the matter is knowing whether evil (or sin or crime or whatever you want to call it) is random or purposeful. If it’s purposeful, we can fight it, it’s hard to defeat, but we have a chance, like two boxers in the same weight class, more or less. If it’s random, on the other hand, we’re fucked, and we’ll just have to hope that God, if He exists, has mercy on us. And that’s what it all comes down to.”

Arturo Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

Posted on September 14th 2014 in Art, Music, Uncategorized

The Rejection of Ideologies

La Nocturna de San Ildefonso– Octavio Paz

Posted on April 21st 2013 in Art, Ethics

“My painting is visible images which conceal nothing. They evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, ‘What does it mean?’ It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.”

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René Magritte

Posted on March 15th 2013 in Art, Ethics