large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being
a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the
primacy of "spirit" over matter.
political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the
imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material.
don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various
kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake
comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched
by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can't
life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding
boredom is one of our most important purposes.
truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there
were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would
only be what is.
is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of
sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life - its material
plenitude, its sheer crowdedness - conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.
is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view realistically;"
that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure
is all-out, unprudent - war being defined as an emergency in which no sacrifice