Do | Vladimir Jankélévitch, 1903 - 1985

 Shoji Ueda, Papa and Mama and Children, 1949


“Do Not Listen to What They Say, Look at What They Do”

"We cannot say why. The reason for love is love. 
The reason for love is that we love.”

"Love is more of a respect for a mystery than a desire to know."

"If life is ephemeral, the fact of having lived a life
 which is ephemeral is an eternal fact.”

"There is nothing that in the end, cannot be forgiven."


Vladimir Jankélévitch, 1903 - 1985 
philosopher and musicologist



Dreams, Memory, Escape / The World of Books | Susan Sontag, Letter to Borges, 1996

André Kertész, Greenwich Village, New York, 1966

"You said that we owe literature almost everything we are and what we have been. 
If books disappear, history will disappear, and human beings will also disappear. 
I am sure you are right. Books are not only the arbitrary sum of our dreams, 
and our memory. They also give us the model of self-transcendence. 
Some people think of reading only as a kind of escape: an escape from 
the “real” everyday world to an imaginary world, the world of books.
 Books are much more. They are a way of being fully human."

Susan Sontag, from ‘Letter to Borges’, June 13, 1996 


Stereosc2pe + | Butterflies | Migishi Kōtarō, 1934

 Migishi Kōtarō, Butterflies flying above Clouds, Japan, 1934                                  Migishi Kōtarō, Butterflies Crossing the Sea, 1934 


Migishi Kōtarō (1903 - 1934) was a Japanese painter in the yōga style.



Alphabetarion # Population | Michel Foucault, 1976

 Parviz Tanavoli,The Poet and the Beloved of the King 1964–6

“A policing of sex: that is, not the rigor of a taboo, but the necessity of regulating 
sex through useful and public discourses. A few examples will suffice. One of the 
great innovations in the techniques of power in the eighteenth century was the 
emergence of “population” as an economic and political problem: population as 
wealth, population as manpower or labor capacity, population balanced between its 
own growth and the resources it commanded. Governments perceived that they were 
not dealing simply with subjects, or even with a “people,” but with a “population,” with 
its specific phenomena and its peculiar variables: birth and death rates, life expectancy,
 fertility, state of health, frequency of illnesses, patterns of diet and habitation.”

 Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction, 1976


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Emotions | Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962

 Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe, 1962


“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius.”

“Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.”

“Fear is stupid, so are regrets.”
 
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

“You deny your own values and opinions, and you adopt a personality that isn't you. 
And most likely you will be more uncomfortable even though it may seem 
like you fit in more.”

“You can read about yourself, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself.”

“That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel 
angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead 
or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

“Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.”

“Never let anyone dull your sparkle”

“The true things rarely get into circulation. It’s usually the false things.”

“It's far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.”

“I restore myself when I'm alone.”

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”

“Suicide, is a persons privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime
 it's your right if you do. Though it doesn't get you anywhere.”

“They will only care when you're gone.”

“You miss so much when you’re young. It’s fine to be old. 
So exciting. And I’m not going to retire.”

Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962

John Huston - The Asphalt Jungle, 1950

Marilyn Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and 
married at age 16. She was working in a factory during World War II when she met a 
photographer and began a successful pin-up modeling career, which led to film contracts.

"Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house 
and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big,
 a little kid all alone, and I loved it."

Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe during the shooting of the Misfits, 1960

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman, 1952


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Συνάντηση | Χρίστος Λάσκαρης, 1931-2008

 Takanori Ogisu, Montmartre of stairs, 1986

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