‘Are you interested in films, by any chance? I like really old films. You can really see what the world looked like, thirty, fifty, a hundred years ago. You know the clothes, the telephones, the trains, the way people smoked cigarettes, the little details of life. The best films are like dreams you’re never sure you’ve really had. I have this image in my head of a room full of sand. And a bird flies towards me, and dips its wing into the sand. And I honestly have no idea whether this image came from a dream, or a film.’
The cure for love is still in most cases that ancient radical medicine: love in return
“In today’s world, boundaries are fixed, and most significant facts have been generated. Gentlemen, the heroic frontier now lies in the ordering and development of those facts. Classification , organization, presentation’
Therefore, avoiding opportunities; regulating the drive; bringing about satiety and disgust in the impulse; association of a painful idea (such as that of discredit, disgust or offended pride); the dislocation of one’s energies and finally a general weakening and exhaustion: these are the six methods.
who ate fire in paint hotels or drank turpentine in Paradise Alley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night
with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls
‘ Knowing that internal stress could cause failure on the exam merely set up internal stress about the prospect of internal stress. There mus be some other way to deal with knowladge of the disastrous consequences fear and stress could bring about. Some answer or trick of the will: the ability not to think about. ‘
The Greeks, as charioteers, hold in their hands the reins of our own and every other culture, but almost always chariot and horses are of inferior quality and not up to the glory of their leaders, who consider it sport to run such a team into an abyss which they themselves clear with the leap of Achilles.