"One human life is deeper than the ocean. Strange fishes and sea-monsters and mighty plants live in the rock-bed of our spirits. The whole of human history is an undiscovered continent deep in our souls. There are dolphins, plants that dream, magic birds inside us. The sky is inside us. The earth is in us.”
― Ben Okri, The Famished Road
Artwork by Jessica Boehman
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands
What would it be like
to live in a library
of melted books.
With sentences streaming over the floor
and all the punctuation
settled to the bottom as a residue.
It would be confusing.
A great adventure.
A city of books / Una ciudad de libros (autor desconocido)
Nkiruka loved music and now I saw that she was right because life is extremely short and you cannot dance to current affairs.
I never stopped being interested in the kinds of problems Alice faced in Wonderland: questions about identity, agency, femininity, power, and justice. And I never forgot the importance of open-mindedness, curiosity, and logic in working through them. Alice gave me hope and, eventually, led me to a career in philosophy. I was having a pretty hard time when I met Alice. But thanks to her, at least sometimes, I could believe “that very few things indeed were really impossible.”
by Ioana Birdu
Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading - that is a good life.
Therein resides Dostoyevsky’s ultimate lie: what he presents as a terrifying fantasy of a godless universe is effectively a Gnostic fantasy of an evil obscene God. A more general lesson should be drawn from this case: when religious authors condemn atheism, they all too often construct a vision of a “godless universe” which is a projection of the repressed underside of religion itself.
-from the introduction to “God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse”