The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #35

September 1, 2014

Hexagram 35: Chin—Progress

Day three out on the
ground; shun Tai-ming’s soft terrain.
Like saying: destroy

what is erected
out of the ground. Ignore Fu,
Yu no blame. A lone

gentleman is not
mandated melancholy,
like the Queen Mother

blessing Chiang Kai-shek.
Yun’s regret and stubbornness
is the upward chi

of a master rat,
like an inappropriate
t-shirt of failure

to celebrate the
mechanism of regret, the
loss of the too mean.

Victoria Yap
is a corner of blame that
the Tao does not light.

[Original Chinese (auto-detected as Chinese Simplified) via Bing translator]

http://www.humaniverse.net/iching/Tao/Chinese_IChing_index.html

Harold Pinter

August 12, 2014

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Apart from the known
unknown, there is the real
unreal: the past

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The greatest thing God
created on earth is the
dust of true desire

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Language is a failed
stratagem to cover the
nakedness of art

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Propaganda is
the collateral damage
of the status quo

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Death is about five
thousand million years old—it’s
a long piece of work

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America is
like trying to be a good
boy with your balls out

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The Republican
Party is the squalid fact
of dictatorship

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The theater is
a mirror beyond reason,
a clinical kiss

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #34

July 19, 2014

Hexagram 34: Ta Chuang—The Power of the Great

Strong Zhuang: so strong, the
Chia Tai of Heaven and
Earth! Big just to move;

like saying: assault
an indecent gentleman
with thunder in the

sky. Introduction
of a fierce rover, the toe
of info-poor Zhen

Ji. Reckless villains,
unable to move forward
or backward, lean at

an angle. Zhen Li
regrets death; Zhen Ji regrets
death: Francisco must

not lean. Like saying:
sheep easily lost without
regret. Regret is

inappropriate,
easy, blame is ominous—
Yau Lee is complex.

[Original Chinese (auto-detected as Chinese Simplified) via Bing translator]

 http://www.humaniverse.net/iching/Tao/Chinese_IChing_index.html

Ionesco

June 29, 2014

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Capitulation
is the secret nostalgia
of revolution

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Ideology
is incomprehensible;
so is a dog’s nose

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No question can be
answered with “God,” “Art,” “Beauty,”
or “civil servants”

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No political
system can deliver us
from the pain of words

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Surrealism is
the absolute fertilized
with the grace of time

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I have always been
suspicious of fate—it’s a
logical prison

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Eternity is
the gateway to a deeper
misunderstanding

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Posterity is
the restitution of the
crime of history

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Don DeLillo

June 5, 2014

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Football is lovely
theater for people who
long for the last things

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America is
a secret arrangement with
the language of doom

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The madness of the
President is the madness
of an innocent

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Eating is the deep
narrative structure of life—
the rest is obscure

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Quit your job, quit your
endless consumption and live
the dead dream of jazz

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All comparisons
end in the fantasy of
juxtaposition

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The future belongs
to the ghouls of state power
and their thirsty jails

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The moral force of
technology is the end
of society

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Catholicism is
a concentrated form of
popular culture

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The person who stands
outside literature will
drown in aimless words

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What is the value
of Abstract Expressionism?
How to measure pain?

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #33

May 11, 2014

Hexagram 33: Tun—Retreat

Hang small, Li Zhen. Long
rows dipped in Italy at
the evil time of

the Ephesians! As
it is said: a gentleman
is distal to a

villain. The world is
a regular disaster—
an adversely fat

Meili disaster,
cattle hide disaster, a
leather disaster,

solid folk practice,
a livestock official’s wife.
The Department of

Disease is tired of
official concubines and
fat Zhen Ji dolphins.

English gentlemen
are suspects; use little men,
not little events.

[Original Chinese (auto-detected as Chinese Simplified) via Bing translator]

http://www.humaniverse.net/iching/Tao/Chinese_IChing_index.html

Ai Weiwei

April 28, 2014

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I am obsessed with
the iPhone—it is the North
Korea of life

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The Internet is
the spontaneous control
of free expression

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Twitter is like a
bird’s nest of corruption in
a tree of sorrow

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A society
that values contemplation
will suppress dissent

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The architecture
of state surveillance will crush
the United States

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A nation that has
no censorship will have no
art worth discussing

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A bureaucrat who
whispers has the power to
survive anything

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Ideology
without music is like a
poem without words

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Aquinas

April 20, 2014

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It is requisite
for the relaxation of
the mind to bear sin

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Because we cannot
know what God is, we live by
faith’s poetic myths

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Law: an ordinance
of reason made by him who
has care of evil

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A man cannot live
without the sorrow of his
carnal addictions

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Beware of the book
of knowledge; it is but a
material thing

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The active power
of the male seed tends to the
production of death

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Nothing on this earth
is prized more than a woman’s
playful endowments

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In order for a
war to be just, it requires
no explanation

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Life’s greatest pleasure
is the tedious pursuit
of true salvation

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #32

April 11, 2014

Hexagram 32: Hêng—Duration

Constant hang, no blame.
Long and strong under rigid
Lei Feng facies,

the Tao of Heaven
and Earth hangs blame-free on a
road with no end and

no beginning, a
flexible Toshisada,
imaginative

constant. Sun and Moon
days: the four seasons change, saints
people the world, all

feelings visible.
It’s like saying: Lei Feng, a
gentleman, is not

standing easy. Death
harvests a mechanism of
regret, pursuing

virtue, too ashamed
to attack, dredging for the
tolerance of tin,

German poultry in
the non-place of Andrew Bird.
A fierce woman, a

lady-fierce teacher,
is like saying: Got my own
way! The mean time of

constant vibration
is a reactive culprit
without death’s honor.

[Original Chinese (auto-detected as Chinese Simplified) via Bing translator]

http://www.humaniverse.net/iching/Tao/Chinese_IChing_index.html

Hemingway

April 3, 2014

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Profanity is
like drilling rock and blasting
life out with charges

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I have learned a great
deal from listening to fools,
failures and jackals

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Grace under pressure
is hunting drunk when you’ve shot
one bird all damn day

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A typewriter is
a weapon; a novel is
a war to the end

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Innocence marks the
permanent ruin of an
intelligent man

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Love is not for the
sweet butterfly; love is for
the bloody buzzard

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Politics is like
bullfighting: revoltingly
solemn and funny

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Suicide is the
shortest answer to any
problem except death

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Happiness is the
tendency to feel moral
when you’re immoral

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #31

April 1, 2014

Hexagram 31: Hsien—Influence (Wooing)

Salt against Gen Next:
fetch a salty girl sense of
air induction, death

to the second phase,
flexible and rigid. Fetch
a girl sense of the

world, saints moving in
materialization
of heart-peace under

men and women in
a universe visible.
It’s like saying: a

gentleman with a
salted thumb and fibula
is a virtual

person, a mountain
of fierce harm. Log out despite
the flushing unit

salted with practiced
regrets, flickering between
friends too mean to be

thinking victims, bright
Zhen Ji mechanism of salt-
assisted cheeks, tongue.

[Original Chinese (auto-detected as Chinese Simplified) via Bing translator]

http://www.humaniverse.net/iching/Tao/Chinese_IChing_index.html

The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #30

March 27, 2014

Hexagram 30: Li—The Clinging, Fire

Fire on, fire off, fire
under fire, animal fire,
female fire. Moon days,

beautiful cattle
in the valley, the world formed
Ming Zhao soft, tears of

Noriyuki, world
of vegetation and soft
yellow tomorrows.

The Shoe King is wrong!
Like saying: Chiang Kai-shek has
assumed the functions

of old people on
a day of hard pretend. A
drum, an earthen jar

of PR and song
can be burned long before tears
without tolerance,

folded sudden and
ugly into battle with
a hard quartet of

states, participates.
It’s no blame to be eighty;
no blame to be dead.

[Original Chinese (auto-detected as Chinese Simplified) via Bing translator]

http://www.humaniverse.net/iching/Tao/Chinese_IChing_index.html

Elaine Sturtevant

March 20, 2014

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Appropriation
is the understructure of
articulation

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Visibility
engenders hostility:
the frightening seen!

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Intuition is
the piss that waters the loss
of hierarchies

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Authorship is a
fraudulent readymade, a
vague imposition

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The cybernetic
excess of America
is retard funny

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Repetition is
the displacement of space with
continuity

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Deleuze and Foucault
are the big bang of mental
exhaustion—fuck them!

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Duchamp and Warhol
are a pervasive turn-on
with no threat of sex

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[Sturtevant is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from interviews with Peter Halley, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Bruce Hainley.]

Damien Hirst

March 4, 2014

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I’d like to put the
Beatles in formaldehyde . . .
but it would be wrong

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I was brought up a
Catholic; I don’t have to
believe in England

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Love is like a sheep
collage, and you can always
get another sheep

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The goal of life is
immortality—I would
like to deviate

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Contemporary
art is ridiculous; so
is integrity

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Every crass artist
has to reinvent Pollock
without a canvas

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Hardcore poetics
is Philip Larkin writing
about an ashtray

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America is
a medicine cabinet
floating in vomit

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There is nothing more
morbid than advertising—
it’s a death funfair

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Kristen Stewart

February 13, 2014

My Heart is a Pillar of Free Waffles

In my spare time this
month I read the black neon
clock’s universal

values, bomb blasts or
legs. I want to clean the bones.
Your body is an

abrasive device
that spray paints every known stone,
a man example,

clear guard of solar
windows, outdoor energy,
the pane result of

a hit taken for
all. And I will attack from
the freedom pole one

day, away from the
long bamboo handles that don’t
dig their own dust, don’t

match the language of
the demon language, melting
the currents of my

drunk eyes down to my
fingertips, seeing my drum
hands shake my branches.

[via Bulgarian-Greek-Hmong Daw-Latvian-Urdu, Bing translator]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/kristen-stewart-writes-worst-poem-of-all-time-9121635.html

Andy Warhol

January 22, 2014

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Paintings and films are
really just like toilet seats
and shower curtains

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Artificial sex
is like eating peanuts: once
you start you can’t stop

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Pop Art will ball you,
but Abstract Expressionism
will come in your mouth

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The President is
always lying. So what? I
try not to notice.

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Love is Liz Taylor
having a Coke and a hot
dog in a limo

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Poor people won’t be
reincarnated—they have
no real incentive

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America has
a long tradition of great
refrigerators

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Mystery is the
mother of art, but money
is its weak husband

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The richest people
have no problems, no defects,
and they’re not boring

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There’s a difference
between plastic and empty:
empty is shiny

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http://thoughtcatalog.com/madison-moore/2013/05/the-41-greatest-andy-warhol-quotes/


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