centuriespast:

RICHARD, Fleury-FrançoisMontaigne and Tasso1821Oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cmMusée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

centuriespast:

RICHARD, Fleury-François
Montaigne and Tasso
1821
Oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

gogbarley:

It’s not Danish but it’s close; don’t forget the subtitles.

“You love the accidental. A smile from a pretty girl in an interesting situation, a stolen glance, that is what you are hunting for, that is a motif for your aimless fantasy. You who always pride yourself on being an observateur must, in return, put up with becoming an object of observation. […] Ah, you are a strange fellow, one moment a child, the next an old man; one moment you are thinking most earnestly about the most important scholarly problems, how you will devote your life to them, and the next you are a lovesick fool.”

Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or Part II
littlelimpstiff14u2:

zolloc:

oswra

Got to hand it to Hayden, brilliant !

littlelimpstiff14u2:

zolloc:

oswra

Got to hand it to Hayden, brilliant !

“The notion of ambiguity must not be confused with that of absurdity. To declare that existence is absurd is to deny that it can ever be given a meaning; to say that it is ambiguous is to assert that its meaning is never fixed, that it must be constantly won. Absurdity challenges every ethics; but also the finished rationalization of the real would leave no room for ethics; it is because man’s condition is ambiguous that he seeks, through failure and outrageousness, to save his existence.”

— Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

o by Tulpa

ckck:

Hong Kong in the 1950s, by Fan Ho.

“To will freedom and to will to disclose being are one and the same choice; hence, freedom takes a positive and constructive step which causes being to pass to existence in a movement which is constantly surpassed. Science, technics, art, and philosophy are indefinite conquests of existence over being; it is by assuming themselves as such that they take on their genuine aspect; it is in the light of this assumption that the word progress finds its veridical meaning. it is not a matter of approaching a fixed limit: absolute Knowledge or the happiness of man or the perfection of beauty; all human effort would then be doomed to failure, for with each step forward the horizon recedes a step; for man it is a matter of pursuing the expansion of his existence and of retrieving this very effort as an absolute.”

— Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

West Coast by Lana Del Rey off Ultraviolence (2014)