“Romantic encounters moved from the home to the sphere of consumer leisure with the result that the search for romantic love was made into a vector for the consumption of leisure goods produced by expanding industries of leisure.”—Eva Illouz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“But the next step, the true miracle moment, is to realize that that “symbol for nothing” that you’re using is not just a place-holder, but an actual number: that “empty” and “nothing” are one. The null number is as real as “5” and “2,002” — that’s when the door blows open and the light blazes forth and numbers come alive.”—Zero
“‘A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks labored and overworked, and you can read in it — well, she did this and then she did that, and then she did that — there is something in it that has not got to do with beautiful art to me. And I usually throw these out, though I think very often it takes ten of those over-labored efforts to produce one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.’ — helen frankenthaler”—/cities:
the real is not a metaphor. it’s a place where the best parts exist. fearing that i can’t make you understand about this location makes me too adamant, which makes me hard to trust. i am not a zealot, there is just something else beside here. there are ways to know this but not quite ways to talk about this, and the slipperiness of language near the real is, i think, by design. if it was easier to discuss, it would be too difficult for it to exist. things that are discussed too easily stop existing and become only words, which then also stop being much of anything.