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borrow books from The Burgomeister’s library Thought is like the wind; it cannot be bottled and sold. In the form of electromagnetic pulses it is less fettered still: free to roam in a universe of electrons untethered by 19th Century notions of ownership and property. On the digital frontier, our imagination’s nourishment is at last …

Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Everyone is the other, and no one is himself. The they, which supplies the answer to the who of everyday Da-sein, is the nobody to whom every Da-sein has always already surrendered itself, in its being-among-one-another. Being and Time, Heidegger

liberation cannot be desired because desire is the bondage. when you are desireless, you are liberated. osho

Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction; for we have made fiction to suit ourselves. G. K. Chesterton

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. Kafka

Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.

I made up my mind… that I would never try to reform man — that’s much too difficult. What I would do was to try to modify the environment in such a way as to get man moving in preferred directions. R. Buckminster Fuller

Every thing here is matter of breath, appearances, disappearing, privacy …dense cloud of shades drinking light. MAN

It is perhaps society’s denial of our own dark eros that enrages and offends most when we see it demonstrated in others, for that denial surely perverts any attempt at self-knowledge, and forces the soul to assume a posture of balance and completeness that is false,lame, and ultimately unhealthy. Dark Eros: The Imagination of …

Art and politics can never be separated. We live in a highly politicised environment, invested interests must always be negotiated. An aesthetic realm free of these negotiations never existed, it was simply a Modern myth or wish-image. Every gesture, no matter how minimal can only be seen within a larger social context. Renée Turner

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods. CS Lewis

Normal is a weapon of mass destruction. It’s just as deadly, and just like those weapons, it’ll never be found. Thea Hillman

souvenir artists

The main concern identified in the Theertha report was the overwhelming influence of the tourists’ souvenir market on Maldivian artists and their work. The negative influence of the tourist market stifled the creativity of visual artists as they primarily produced ’souvenir art’; or artifacts and objects that served as mementos for the holidays tourists spend …

Dialogue & ex/CHANGE

“Probably a very long time ago, biographically speaking. I have always lived in more than one world, and so to a certain extent a pluralistic perspective emerges of its own accord. And also, a single discipline was not enough for me even when I was at college. Besides, I’d always beeninterested in what there is …