The art work is, to be sure, a thing that is made, but it says something other than the mere thing itself is, allo agoreuei. The work makes public something other than itself; it manifests something other; it is an allegory. In the work of art something other is brought together with the thing that is made. To bring together is, in Greek, sumballein. The work is a symbol.

Martin Heidegger | Poetry, Language, Thought


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  • I don't know what it is but it ain't bad.
  • I remember arriving at this place.  There was no running water, no electricity - just a thatched roof hut in the middle of the jungle.  I was taken aback by how 'primitive' it all seemed and apprehensive about the next 10 days I'd be spening there.

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  • The public is a host, more numerous than all the peoples together, but it is a body which can never be reviewed, it cannot even be represented, because it is an abstraction.  Nevertheless, when the age is reflective and passionless and destroys everything concrete, the public becomes everything and is supposed to include everything.  And that again shows how the individual is thrown back upon himself. 1
  • The bird shits on the sidewalk.

[1] Kierkegaard, Søren. The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion.  Trans. Alexander Dru.  Harper Perennial 2010.

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  • I speak without knowing it. I speak with my body and I do so unbeknownst to myself. Thus I always say more than I know (plus que je n’en sais).
    Jacques Lacan 1

[1] Lacan, Jacques. The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book XX: On Feminine Sexuality: The Limits of Love and Knowledge (Encore 1972-1973).  Trans. Bruce Fink.  Ed. Jacques-Alain Miller.  W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1998.

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