Salvador Dali, Woman with a Head of Roses, 1935
The Bleeding Roses, Salvador Dali, 1930
South American Landscape (Study for Chimborazo), 1856-57, Frederic Edwin Church
But I have been familiar with ruins too long to dislike desolation.
Notre personnalité sociale est un création de la pensée des autres.
With a heavy head, with a slothful spirit, exhausted, overstretched, broken, without faith, without love, without a goal, I roam like a shadow among men and I don’t know who I am, why I’m alive, what I want. And I now think that love is nonsense, that embraces are cloying, that there’s no sense in work, that song and passionate speeches are vulgar and outmoded. And everywhere I take with me depression, chill boredom, dissatisfaction, revulsion from life… I am destroyed, irretrievably!
Man måste skriva allteftersom pennan löper; utan att söka efter ord.
There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. what we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish.
There is no free will.
There are no variables.
We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.
Louise Bourgeois — She Lost It, (‘92)
“Hearing something new is embarrassing and difficult for the ear. Foreign music we do not hear well, but with another language we try involuntarily to form the sounds we hear into words that sound more familiar and more like home to us.”
—F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, §192 (edited excerpt).
The Vengeance by Rene Magritte (1939)
In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.
― Lundy Bancroft
read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d t h i s
holy shit excuse me but so this has been and is being taught in schools, psych majors was this fact ever brought up?? im so intrigued…(via mrsnelsonstorm)