A critique does not consist in saying that things aren’t good the way they are. It consists in seeing on just what type of assumptions, of familiar notions, of established and unexamined ways of thinking the accepted practices are based… To do critcism is to make harder those acts which are now too easy. —
(Source: laffytaffygaddafi, via notational)
To say, therefore, that thought cannot happen in an instant, but requires a time, is but another way of saying that every thought must be interpreted in another, or that all thought is in signs. — Charles Sanders Peirce
Aphorisms are essentially an aristocratic genre of writing. The aphorist does not argue or explain, he asserts; and implicit in his assertion is a conviction that he is wiser and more intelligent than his readers. — W.H. Auden
What is spoken is never, and in no language, what is said. — Heidegger, “The Thinker as Poet”
Claire Fontaine, “La société du spectacle brickbat”, 2006. Brick and brick fragments, elastic band, and archival print on archival paper, 7×4½ x 2½”.
Claire Fontaine, “Equivalents.” 960 firebricks, folded photographic prints on archive paper.
Heidegger, “The Thinker as Poet”
To head toward a star—this only. — Heidegger, “The Thinker as Poet”
Generally, it is true of all goods, except virtue, that they can be misused.