THEME BY MARAUDERSMAPS
Naive Rigour Fame
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. ~Mary Wortley Montagu
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"What is music? How can one define it? Music is a calm moonlit night, a rustling of summer foliage. Music is the distant peal of bells at eventide. Music is born only of the heart and it appeals to the heart. It is love. The sister of music is poetry and the mother — sorrow!"
Sergei Rachmaninoff (via lucette)
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us."
Neil Postman-“Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” (via freins)
"Literature, at least good literature, is science tempered with the blood of art. Like architecture or music."
Carlos Ruiz Zafon (The Angel’s Game)