Anne Carson, If Not Winter: Fragments of Sappho
Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]
All life is a dream. No one knows what he’s doing, no one knows what he wants, no one knows what he knows. We sleep our lives, eternal children of Destiny.Fernando Pessoa
The conviction that the world, and therefore man too, is something which really ought not to exist is in fact calculated to instill in us indulgence towards one another: for what can be expected of beings placed in such a situation as we are? From this point of view one might indeed consider that the appropriate form of address between man and man ought to be, not monsieur, sir, but fellow sufferer, compagnon de miseres. However strange this may sound it corresponds to the nature of the case, makes us see other men in a true light and reminds us of what are the most necessary of all things: tolerance, patience, forbearance and charity, which each of us needs and which each of us therefore owes.Arthur Schopenhauer
- Anne Carson, ‘Short Talks’, Plainwater.
Jenny Knight by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia 1997
John Cassavetes in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)