Saturday, May 23, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 226


Deep Chitchat




The mainstream is a sideshow. Boredom on steroids.
Jack




Having words for these forms makes the differences between them so much more obvious. With words at your disposal, you can see more clearly. Finding the words is another step in learning to see.
Robin Wall Kimmerer
thanks to Maria Popova







Saturday, May 16, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 225


Off To The Side





Of all the many subdivisions of comedy, he [Stephen Leacock] excelled at the one we call nonsense, although it often seems to pierce through appearances to a finer sort of sense to any we know in the world of everyday. Consider the quotation from Gertrude the Governess, which is the only piece of Leacock to get into both Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and the Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations:

"Lord Ronald flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions."
Robertson Davies
The Funny Professor



Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John Maynard Keynes









Saturday, May 9, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 224


Edge Effects








I like "multi-"...multiplicity, multicultural, multiplication etc. Any contribution to diversification and value augmentation is achievement.
Rossana Condoleo











Saturday, May 2, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 223


And And And





What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death. The ideal of a single civilization for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us.
Octavio Paz



David Francey, Torn Screen Door


The Bills, Nowhere To Be & All Day To Get There 







Saturday, April 25, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 222


As We Speak





This is the time for every artist in every genre to do what he or she does loudly and consistently. It doesn't matter to me what your position is. You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it. This is about being a complex human being in the world, not about finding a villain. This is no time for anything else than the best that you've got.
Toni Morrison