Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Not to be absurd

Hedi Slimane Diary

Le génie n'est que l'enfance retrouvée à volonté, l'enfance douée maintenant, pour s'exprimer, d'organes virils et de l'esprit analytique qui lui permet d'ordonner la somme de matériaux involontairement amassée.

"Genius is only childhood recovered at will, childhood now gifted to express itself with the faculties of manhood and with the analytic mind that allows him to give order to the heap of unwittingly hoarded material."
Charles Baudelaire. Le peintre de la vie moderne. 1863

"Folks who are soft and helpless sometimes make the most noise. They can obstruct you in a lot of ways. It's pointless trying to resist them or deal with them by force. Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on."
Bob Dylan. Chronicles: Volume One. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

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