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May 18, 2007

if robert frank was not a photographer he would for sure be a poet. in his pictures he captures the lyrical truth. the same way that kertész did before him, and the way marie-banier is doing now. both to lesser extent...

read somewhere that, "the avant-garde is the last refuge of the untalented." how truthful!

listening to cornel west's speech on black history month at brown university. he is a man of wisdom, of love, of compassion, of justice. what a philosopher ought to be.

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May 13, 2007

- take things very seriously, but do not be deadly serious.
- writing my final paper on dostoevsky.
- watched little children. a good movie with some minor flaws.
- elliott erwitt is one of my favorite photographers. today i was looking at his snaps. he has unique eyes.

* 'the measure of love is to love with no measure.' augustine
* 'a writer's aesthetics always sends us back to his metaphysics.' sartre
* 'if you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.' sartre

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May 7, 2007

Socrates: Know who you are.
Nietzsche: Become who you are.

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May 6, 2007

I’m terribly depressed. Feel degraded…

Men want to be powerful.
Women want to be glamorous.
Men see power in domination and control.
Women see glamor in luxury and worldliness.
Men fear and worship their superiors.
Women envy and despise their superiors.

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