„Monster is a compassionate picture without any obvious agenda. And it's effective precisely because it's not a polemic.“
„The interesting thing is what happens in the specific picture: its precision in terms of the sensations it produces — the illusion it creates and the effect of this illusion on the psychology opposed to it.“
— Patrick Swift British artist 1927 - 1983
Context: The interesting thing is what happens in the specific picture: its precision in terms of the sensations it produces — the illusion it creates and the effect of this illusion on the psychology opposed to it. General philosophical and technical information however interesting in itself is secondary to this reality.
„Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'here are our monsters', without immediately turning the monsters into pets.“
— Jacques Derrida French philosopher (1930-2004) 1930 - 2004
Some Statements and Truisms about Neologisms, Newisms, Postisms, Parasitisms, and other small Seismisms, The States of Theory, ed. David Carroll, New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.
„Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it.“
— Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
Ch. 2, as translated by James Strachey, p.62
— China Miéville English writer 1972
Context: The thing about good pulp is that you trust the reader and you know that the mind is a machine to process metaphors so of course all those connections will be there. But you've also granted the fantastic its own dynamic and allowed that awe. There's no contradiction. So I want to have monsters as a metaphor but I also want monsters because monsters are cool. There's no contradiction. interview with 3am
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
„I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it.“
— Jack Handey American comedian 1949
Deep Thoughts (1992), Berkley Publishing Group,
— Robert South English theologian 1634 - 1716
— C. Northcote Parkinson British naval historian 1909 - 1993
p. 24. : Popularly known as Parkinson's Law of Triviality).
„Any philosophic explanation of Quality is going to be both false and true precisely because it is a philosophic explanation.“
— Robert M. Pirsig American writer and philosopher 1928
Context: Any philosophic explanation of Quality is going to be both false and true precisely because it is a philosophic explanation. The process of philosophic explanation is an analytic process, a process of breaking something down into subjects and predicates. What I mean (and everybody else means) by the word ‘quality’ cannot be broken down into subjects and predicates. This is not because Quality is so mysterious but because Quality is so simple, immediate and direct. Ch. 20
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910