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Picasso and the Chess Player by Larry Witham
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“In all the works on pedagogy that ever I read — and they have been many, big, and heavy — I don't remember that any one has advocated a system of teaching by practical jokes, mostly cruel. That, however, describes the method of our great teacher, Experience.”
Charles Sanders Peirce
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The View from Afar by Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Trans-Atlantyk by Witold Gombrowicz
"This book would have obviously been a lot better in the original language but what am I gonna do, learn Polish?"
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The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993 by Toni Morrison
“The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties for menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek - it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languag ...more Toni Morrison
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The Books that Shaped Art History by Richard Shone
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Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle by Pierre Klossowski
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Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault
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Jack London
“I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.”
Jack London, The Turtles of Tasman

“Shelling, many felt, was actually worse than bombing, since bombardments were not preceded by an alarm. From 4 September to the end of the year the Wehrmacht’s heavy artillery pounded Leningrad 272 times, for up to eighteen hours at a stretch, with a total of over 13,000 shells. (...) The rumour that some shells were filled only with granulated sugar, or held supportive notes from sympathetic German workers, was a soothing invention.”
Anna Reid, Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

Lao Tzu
“And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately
Sees the surface
They are essentially the same”
Lao Tzu

Nicolás Gómez Dávila
“The anarchy that threatens a degrading society is not its punishment, but its remedy.”
Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Akira Kurosawa
“I suppose all of my films have a common theme. If I think about it, though, the only theme I can think of is really a question: Why can’t people be happier together?”
Akira Kurosawa

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