2017年5月28日日曜日

French Lessons #124

"Aussi Spinoza est-il le Christ des philosophes, et les plus grands philosophes ne sont guère que des apôtres, qui s'éloignent ou se rapproche de ce mystère. Spinoza, le devenir-philosophe infini." (D-G)

Quotes 2017 #149

"For we could already see we were surrounded by the aquamarine of seas, / Our world a deathlessness between he splashes of wave and wind."

Garrett Hongo, Coral Road.

Quotes 2017 #148

"I thought to make a prayer then, and we took a few steps away from the dancing / Towards the long, flower-lined entry path to the shrine and offertory, / Decorative, straw-wrapped tubs of SHOYU stacked in pyramids along each side of the BUTSUMA."

Garrett Hongo, Coral Road.

2017年5月27日土曜日

French Lessons #123

"La philosophie est devenir, non pas histoire ; elle est coexistence de plans, non pas succession de systèmes." (D-G)

Quotes 2017 #147

Thinking in terms of one
Is easily done---
One person, one bed, one chair,
One person there,
makes perfect sense; one set
Of wishes can be met,
One coffin filled.


But counting up to two
Is harder to do;
For one must be denied
Before it's tried.

Philip Larkin, "Counting"

2017年5月26日金曜日

Quotes 2017 #146

"We're a culture that will take a simple drug and jack up its effects until it starts killing people." (Barry Lopez)

French Lessons #122

"Sans livres, non plus, j'ai cessé de lire depuis longtemps. Autrefois, ma maison était pleine de livres à moitié lus. C'est aussi dégoûtant que ces gens qui écornent un foie gras et font jeter le reste." (Camus)