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Life as we know it

August 6th, 2019 · No Comments

“In seeking to survive and yet to retain the authenticity existing at parturition one will either be killed or go mad, if not one will constantly be on the run.” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Consider it a gift

August 5th, 2019 · No Comments

“To be boundless to the point of forgetting one’s existence cannot be acquired.” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Unless it’s mass murder, to pick an example at random

August 4th, 2019 · No Comments

“Not having a goal is a goal, the act of searching itself turns into a sort of goal, and the object of the search is irrelevant.” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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And that’s why we do it

August 3rd, 2019 · No Comments

“Philosophy in the end is an intellectual game. At limits unattainable by mathematics and the empirical sciences, it constructs all sorts of intricate structures. And as a structure is completed, the game ends. Fiction is different from philosophy because it is the product of sensory perceptions. If a futile self-made signifier is saturated in a […]

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It’s right there

August 2nd, 2019 · No Comments

“The road stretches endlessly and there is always a point where the sky and earth meet, but the road just crawls over it.” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Reach out and touch it

July 30th, 2019 · No Comments

“Non-existence exists so there is non-existence of existence; non-existence of existence exists so there is non-existence of non-existence.” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Your choice, man

July 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“If you think she is beautiful she will be beautiful, if there is evil in your heart you will only see demons.” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Sign me up

July 26th, 2019 · No Comments

“Who doesn’t want to go down in the annals of history and moreover be able to draw advance overtime payments as well as a writer’s fee?” – Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain (trans. Mabel Lee) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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