— Cicero, circa 43 BC (via therealashleydionne)
A look at Ad Reinhardt’s cartoons: http://nyr.kr/18X7awZ
“It seems ironic that the shift to accept cartoons as art could take place around one of the most significant but austere Abstract Expressionists. When Reinhardt came up with black-on-black paintings, around 1956, he announced, ‘I’m quite simply making the last paintings that anyone can make.’”
All images © 2013 Estate of Ad Reinhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.
Thucydides, apparently describing tumblr in 420 BCE. (via ironychan)
speaking of ironic, i would not believe any quote that is primarily sourced through goodreads and my beloved tumblr. here is this quote properly sourced:
So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand. -The History of the Peloponnesian War Author: Thucydides 431BC
— Christopher Barzak (via rainysundaysandcoffee)
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - in How to Solve our Human Problems
Meditate in Melbourne
Harriet Lerner (via tobia) wow.
Well there is ‘dickhead’.
Yesterday, Alexis Madrigal wrote “This 90-Year-Old Lithuanian Filmmaker Has the Best Website: Jonas Mekas is the antidote to all the dark currents and undertows on the Internet.” I’ve been reading and watching works by and about Mekas ever since.
If people really wanted a better world—what you might foolishly regard as a better world—they would have it already. So what if you signed up to use Facebook as a social network, and Facebook changed the terms of service to reverse your privacy settings and mine your data? So what if you would rather see poor people housed than billionaires’ investment apartments blotting out the sun? Some people have gone ahead and made the reality they wanted. Immense fortunes have bloomed in Silicon Valley on the most ephemeral and stupid windborne seeds of concepts, friends funding friends, apps copying apps, and the winners proclaiming themselves the elite of the newest of meritocracies. What’s was wrong with you, that you didn’t get a piece of it?
The last one was a bit smarmy… This would probably trigger you more to actually read it and enjoy it if you liked the quote…