Lexicon

Quotes para entender al mundo desde otra perspectiva

"For one, a physical book is safe from the Orwellian deletions of Amazon, and the electronic surveillance of the NSA. A physical book, in being unconnected to the internet, can be as a closed-off monastery from the distraction and dwindling attention span engendered by push notifications and smart phone apps. The book as object allows for a true degree of interiority, of genuine privacy that cannot be ensured on any electronic device. To penetrate the sovereignty of the Kingdom of the Book requires the lo-fi method of looking over a reader's shoulder. A physical book is inviolate in the face of power outage, and it cannot short-circuit. There is no rainbow pinwheel of death when you open a book."

— Ed Simon; "Binding the Ghost: On the Physicality of Literature", themillions dot com, 11 de enero de 2019.

"People say, 'you can't go back.' Well, what happens if you get to the cliff? You can take one step forward or you can take a 180° turn and take one step forward. Which way are you going? Which is progress? The solution to a lot of the world's problems is, maybe, turn around and take a forward step."

— Doug Tompkins & Yvon Chouinard.

"The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying." — Steven Pressfield.

"You always have this image of the perfect thing which you can never achieve but which you never stop trying to achieve. I think, at the core of it, there's this image that you have, an interior image of something that is absolutely perfect and that's your signpost and guide. You'll never get there but without it you won't get anywhere."

— Cormac McCarthy.

"The art world is the biggest joke going. It's a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak. And modern art is a disgrace—never have so many people used so much stuff and taken so long to say so little. Still, the plus side is it's probably the easiest business in the world to walk into with no talent and make a few bucks."

— Banksy.

"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews." — William Faulkner.

"To worried American pals: Just remember that the system was DESIGNED so nobody can change anything & the super-rich own every President." — Mark Millar.

"A social media like is a concept that exists between ownership and currency. It's ownership, because it's your like. It's currency because it increases the value of what you like." — Pak (muratpak, vía Twitter).

"Comics: los leí cuando no estaban de moda, cuando fueron moda y los seguiré leyendo si vuelven a estar fuera de moda."
— Daniel Salinas.

"You're talking about context and nuance and intent. These things do not exist when deciding if someone is acceptable for society in 2021." — Anónimo.

"As writers, we're keen to compare our own productivity to that of our peers and idols. This often leads to feelings of inadequacy or laziness. But, like plants, some stories take longer to blossom. All you can do is nourish them as best you can." — Lonnie Nadler.

"Deadlines matter, but trust me fellow writers, nobody remembers if it was on time, they only remember if it was good or not." — Scott Derrickson.

"Un insulto racista lo que hace es ayudar a instaurar la idea de que los que pertenecen a un colectivo son menos que otros, y eso es algo que no se puede permitir." — Axel Torres.

"Los discursos de la felicidad, el entusiasmo, la superación y la positividad se han convertido en mecanismos disciplinadores, en técnicas de gobernabilidad espiritual que sostienen modos de organización basados en la desigualdad y la explotación." — Sara Ahmed.

"A good critic DOES create! We do not "surpass" the work. We create a thing in itself that is adjacent to another thing in itself." — Jerry Saltz.

"Your inspiration for creation is predicated upon an existing Tableau that is derived from the manifested experiences of others." — RUNDMT (vía Twitter).

"Porn's power to produce an actual physical reaction in its audience is incredibly powerful, something that isn't available to just about any other type of storytelling (except works of total genius that bring tears to your eyes, I guess). The problem is it's so subjective, not really critically quantifiable. You can't write about how effectively arousing something is because that's infinitely variable depending on who's reading. All you can do is talk about a general sense of eroticism, something that I think is slightly easier to define."

— Matt Séneca.

"We arrive to the world in a state of grace. It is our task to spend our entire lives regaining it." — Guillermo del Toro.

"Recognition in itself is never a driver behind the work, but it validates and honors the output of a successful partnership and process." — Sebatian Gram & Mathias Høst.