Most of the time I do nothing, and the fact of time passing so relentlessly is a source of anguish to me. There are not enough hours in the day. Yet I waste most of my time, in daydreaming, in drawing faces on pieces of paper.
Oh writer, [he wrote triumphantly to an imaginary literary rival beside a drawing of a heart] what words can you find to describe the whole arrangement as perfectly as is done by this drawing? For lack of true knowledge you describe it confusedly and convey little true knowledge of the shapes of things… My advice is not to trouble yourself with words unless you are speaking to the blind.
Untitled by Ronit Bigal from Body Scripture II
Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulations of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like Braille. I like to keep my body rolled up away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, or tell the whole story. — Jeanette Winterson
art by Mark Powell
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic. — Carl Sagan
(Thank you ionlykissliterarybadasses)
“This is the first mandala I constructed in the year 1916, wholly unconscious of what it meant.” — C. G. Jung
Karma Chameleon by Emilie Leger
A wise dragon once told me, “Aim high in life but watch out for flying boxes” — Upon freeing Revilo from Spyro 1 (via whatsupwithmimbles)
Perspective Drawing of Men, 1866
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. — Charles Lindbergh