„It's a good country for myths. Things seem to take root here.“


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Jorge Luis Borges photo

„As I think of the many myths, there is one that is very harmful, and that is the myth of countries.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
Context: As I think of the many myths, there is one that is very harmful, and that is the myth of countries. I mean, why should I think of myself as being an Argentine, and not a Chilean, and not an Uruguayan. I don't know really. All of those myths that we impose on ourselves — and they make for hatred, for war, for enmity — are very harmful. Well, I suppose in the long run, governments and countries will die out and we'll be just, well, cosmopolitans. "A Conversation With Jorge Luis Borges" http://www.wooster.edu/artfuldodge/interviews/borges.htm, Artful Dodge (April 1980)

Haruki Murakami photo
Vincent Van Gogh photo

„All my work is in a way founded on Japanese art... Japanese art, in decadence in its own country, takes root again among the French impressionist artists.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
Quote in his letter to brother Theo, from Arles, Summer 1888; as quoted in Vincent van Gogh, edited by Alfred H. Barr; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935 https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1996_300061887.pdf, (letter 510) p. 32

Eugene McCarthy photo

„There is only one thing to do — take it to the country!“

—  Eugene McCarthy American politician 1916 - 2005
On opposing the war in Vietnam, as quoted in The New York Times (11 December 2005) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/national/11mccarthy.html?ex=1291957200&en=700c431b1c41b6b2&ei=5090

François-Bernard Mâche photo
Charles Bukowski photo
John Steinbeck photo
Clive Staples Lewis photo
Asger Jorn photo
Aurelius Augustinus photo

„Charity is the root of all good works.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
179A:5:1 Compare: Radix malorum est cupiditas; "greed is the root of all evil"

Donna Haraway photo

„Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously.“

—  Donna Haraway scholar in the field of science and technology studies 1944
"A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women : The Reinvention of Nature (1991), pp.149-181.

Marcus Aurelius photo
Abbas Kiarostami photo
Yoshida Shoin photo
George Herbert photo

„Storms make oaks take deeper root.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633