Marc Wittmann On Time And Space

Marc Wittmann In extraordinary states of consciousness — moments of shock, meditation, sudden mystical experiences, near-death experiences, under the influence of drugs — temporal consciousness is fundamentally altered. Hand in hand with this goes an altered consciousness of space and self. In these extreme circumstances, time and concepts of space and self are modulated together …

Amanda Palmer On Art

Amanda Palmer (April 30, 1976 -) Art is what happens if you’re able to hold fast — with one angry, trembling hand — to your art-mirror, the one that reflects you, your trials, your thoughts, your audience, your insights, your attempts to try to figure out and express What It All Might Fucking Mean.

Norman Mailer On Writing

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) A novel is more like falling in love. You don't say, “I'm going to fall in love next Tuesday, I'm going to begin my novel.” The novel has to come to you. It has to feel just like love.

Rachel Carson On Origin

Remember Earth Day, April 22, 2020     Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964) Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.  

Emily Levine On Predictions

Emily Levine (October 23, 1944 - February 3, 2019) We don’t live in Newton’s clockwork universe anymore — we live in a banana peel universe, and we won’t ever be able to know everything, or control everything, or predict everything.

Saul Bellow On Art

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 05, 2005) Only art penetrates … the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive.

Countess Constance Markievicz On Equality

Countess Constance Markievicz (February 04, 1868 – July 15, 1927) I would work for it anywhere, as one of the crying wrongs of the world, that women, because of their sex, should be debarred from any position or any right that their brains entitle them a right to hold.

DH Lawrence On Design In Art

DH Lawrence (September 11, 1885 – March 02, 1930) Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can't invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes.

Denise Levertov On Writing

Denise Levertov (October 24, 1923 - December 20, 1997) Strength of feeling, reverence for mystery, and clarity of intellect must be kept in balance with one another. Neither the passive nor the active must dominate, they must work in conjunction, as in a marriage.

Viktor Frankl On Humor

Viktor Frankl (March 26, 1905–September 2, 1997) Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation. It is well known that humor, more than anything else in the human make-up, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov On Marriage

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904) Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other. Though it is irregular, it is less boring this way, and besides, neither of them loses anything through my infidelity.