“In Dostoevsky’s books everything is human, or rather, the human world is everything, including the ideals, which are turned on their heads: now they can be achieved if you give up, lose your grip, fill yourself with non-will rather than will. Humility and self-effacement, those are the ideals in Dostoevsky’s foremost novels, and inasmuch as they are never realised within the framework of the storyline, therein lies his greatness, because this is precisely a result of his own humility and self-effacement as a writer.”Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Sturggle, Vol. 2 (A Man in Love)
The Most Prestigious Old Boys’ Club In The World
The Nobel Prizes began in 1901, and since then has mostly been like the person who created the competition: male and western.
"They think you’re exotic, like Fanta Exotic."
"…as a result of the lack of feminism in The Asia, a view of Asian women being softer and more submissive than Western women, has spread across the globe … I mean how many female ninjas do you see in all the Bruce Chan movies?"
yes, i’ve dated white guys who had no interest to understand my culture, so i understand how this attraction to asian women can be a fetish that exoticizes and objectifies them. but this was written so poorly and it comes off so racist, it seriously made me laugh! and the fanta thing! nice touch. xD
“In winter I think spring will be my salvation, and in summer I think autumn, and in autumn winter, it is always the same, I hope from one season to the next.”Thomas Bernhard (via wordswithinyou)
“I think the devil doesn’t exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.”Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via fyodors)
Michael Creese, Mountain Lake (2014), oil on canvas.
Eruption of Volcano Vesuvius // Johan Dohl