two dee
The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.
two dee
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"The uncanny likeness is a fantasy of the actual. As such, it is a lesson in looking; and also in the collapse of the dichotomy between the ideal and the real. They are barren without each other. Realists can also be blind and idealists can also see."
Leon Wieseltier
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"I can still hear it in my head, and feel the way I wanted it to never stop, though the beauty in it is that it did end—it was a moment that was never likely to repeat, and only possible there."
Alexander Chee
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"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
Maya Angelou (via santmat)
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- Neal Brennan
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"Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person."
Gloria Steinem
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"There is no way to leave history. There is no other place to go. As a diasporic person I’ve learned that it’s in fact really easy to leave your country. What is difficult is leaving its history, as it follows (or leads) you like a shadow. That kind of history is in your body (as it was in Lazarus’s) and cannot be relegated to a museum or, as in America, to entertainment."