2017年4月26日水曜日

French Lessons #34

"La bourgeoisie a soumis la campagne à la domination de la ville." (Marx et Engels, Manifeste du parti communiste)

Quotes 2017 #117

"More than any other, the figure of Socrates is highly indicative of the autodidactic and individualist tendency of philosophical thought, and that is why this figure is taken for an authentic beginning. Socrates is typically portrayed as the philosopher who received no teaching, the one who found truth in himself and by himself. A legend about Socrates' father offers an almost transparent indication that the attitude might be connected with a withdrawal of paternal authority."

Jean-Joseph Goux, Oedipus, Philosopher (Catherine Porter trans.)

Quotes 2017 (extra)

"How closely do national anthems resemble the territorial songs of birds? And in what sense do market behaviors resemble those of flocks of birds or schools of fish? ... Are we a herd animal or a pack animal?" (Eugene W. Holland)

2017年4月25日火曜日

Quotes 2017 (extra)

"Leibniz is political because he is utopian. His theories of curvature, movement, and point of view cannot be localized." (Tom Conly, Translator's Foreword for The Fold.)

French Lessons #33

"Une voyelle muette! Quand on ne connaît que l'espagnol, on ne peut pas imaginer que de telles choses existent--une voyelle qui est là mais qui se tait, ça alors! J'étais plus que surprise--littéralement abasourdie. Et comme exaltée, soudain : je voulais tout savoir à propos de la langue qui était capable de faire des choses pareilles. " (Laura Alcoba)

Quotes 2017 #116

"My 'healing knowledge' derived from three years' experience, while in college, working for tuition money as an attendant at the University of Virginia hospital, and three more years, during graduate school, on an ambulance crew in Madison, Wisconsin. I carried with me, in Mueda, an Emergency Medical Technician's jump kit and a copy of WHERE THERE IS NO DOCTOR (Werner, Thuman, and Maxwell 1992), and I treated those who came to me so long as I was competent to do so."

Harry G. West, Ethnographic Sorcery.

French Lessons #32

"Il est toujours un moment où il s'en va, coupe court, fait peau neuve. De cet ensemble de détachements naît une scansion particulière qui nous apprend sa façon de vivre le temps, de vivre dans le temps, attaches et séparations, et toujours espérance d'une fuite, moyen de 's'en sortir'." (Jean-Luc Steinmetz sur Rimbaud)