TAGORE: Instruments are used, not for harmony, but for keeping time and adding to the volume and depth. Has melody suffered in your music by the imposition of harmony?
EINSTEIN: Sometimes it does suffer very much. Sometimes the harmony swallows up the melody altogether.
TAGORE: Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures. A simple linear picture may be completely beautiful; the introduction of color may make it vague and insignificant. Yet color may, by combination with lines, create great pictures, so long as it does not smother and destroy their value. 
EINSTEIN: It is a beautiful comparison; line is also much older than color. It seems that your melody is much richer in structure than ours. Japanese music also seems to be so.

2 months ago

Grace Jones in Issey Miyake

(via forcoloredgirlswhodgaf)

3 months ago 2,359 notes


Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired.

— from How to Speak Poetry, Leonard Cohen 

3 months ago 62 notes

"Do not waver
Into language. Do not waver in it."

- Seamus Heaney, from “Lightenings,” Opened Ground: Selected poems 1966-1996 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998)

3 months ago 7 notes

"Some things are not meant to be clear; obscurity is their clarity. We should not underestimate obscurity. Obscurity is as rich as luminosity."

- Etel Adnan (via bombtune)

3 months ago 19 notes

"I love rains which carry desires

- Etel Adnan, The Manifestation Of The Voyage (via violentwavesofemotion)

3 months ago 418 notes

"Yes: you are going to sound pious and melodramatic. Suck it up."

- A David Foster Wallace footnote sort of addressed to himself in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (via autobibliography)

(via hush-syrup)

3 months ago 134 notes

We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning. - Sandra Cisneros

3 months ago 2 notes

"To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life."

- Pina Bausch

3 months ago 3 notes


"Philadelphia-based artist Amze Emmons creates colorful gouache & acrylic landscapes depicting the ruins of industrial, capitalist societies fallen into decline. A multi-disciplinary artist with experience in drawing and printmaking, Amze’s work surprises with it’s playful nature set in stark contrast to the landscape.”

(via Junkculture: Disintegration and Sprawl)

3 months ago 6 notes

"I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm."

- Lee Krasner  (via splitterherzen)

(via splitterherzen)

3 months ago 50,621 notes


Ronit Bigal, Body Scripture II Series.

4 months ago 3 notes

"She says, yes, she wants to become the ends of your nerves, she wants you to touch with her fingers, to see with her eyes, to create images with her, to climb with her up Lingshan, she wants to look down on the whole of your soul from the peak of Lingshan, including secrets of which you are ashamed, hidden in the darkest corners."


Gao Xingjian

Soul Mountain

(via flakingsapphire)

4 months ago 36 notes

"You have grown into a new fragility."

- David Foster Wallace, “Forever Overhead” (via fos-feen)

(via requiemforthepast)

4 months ago 920 notes


Red Orchestra (1946-49). Raoul Dufy.

(via mdme-x)

4 months ago 1,814 notes