Gauguin

November 19, 2013

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Plagiarism is work—
there is always a demand
for fresh plagiarism

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To see the blue tree
of salvation is to be
blinded by mad dreams

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Philosophy is
art; nature is art; prepared
ignorance is art

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Each generation
must cultivate its taste for
great stupidity

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Civilization
is an expression of pure
mediocrity

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Power concentrates
the little machine of the
brain and gives it teeth

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The invisible
beast of revolution will
fire eternity

***************

The eye of virtue
assigns radiance to the
degenerate life

***************

The consecrated
individualism of
beauty is revenge

***************

There are two sorts of
senile critic: the scoundrel
and the old scoundrel

***************

Timidities of
sensation are scattered in
the ashes of form

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #24

November 6, 2013

Hexagram 24: Fu—Return (The Turning Point)

Access to disease-
free friends is complex: seven
checkups is a road

repeated; seven
checkups is the complex heart
of heaven, a road

not far, just long, an
anterograde frequency
in the province where

kings retreat and the
benevolence of business
doesn’t work after

multiplexing’s slim
compound. Bank on a Nathan
complex, self-taught, no

mystery, without
regret or the levy of
counterproductive

line divisions and
disaster preparedness.
Bank on a fierce eye

on the cataract,
the King eventually
anti-defeated.

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

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

Lao Tzu (Laozi)

October 31, 2013

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Treat the wicked with
patience and compassion—but
help them to perish

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Existence is a
small fish in the water of
faithful nonbeing

***************

The Way of Heaven
is a music unheard by
the conquering gods

***************

The attainment of
nothing creates contentment;
nothing is wisdom

***************

The good traveler
moves in the shadow of the
paradoxical

***************

The greatest joy is
the courage to know that there
is no greatest joy

***************

When I let go of
what I am, my fingers touch
the source of my self

***************

A leader is a
goose. A scholar is an ox.
A sage is an ant.

***************

Death is a series
of small desires—it is the
flower of nature

***************

The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #23

October 24, 2013

Hexagram 23: Po—Splitting Apart

Negative mountains
stripped, peeling. Bad people watch
Ataka—a soft

deficiency as
heaven is stripping down, top
to thick bottom. A

message: despise a
population sufficient
to be stripped. Despise

a gentleman on
a hill, stripping to the ground.
Despise peel syndrome.

It is no blame to
be lost in order to fight
fiercely; a hard skin

is also close to
disaster. Cross fresh fish with
fresh fruit adversely.

The gong is contained;
a little peel cottage is
not available.

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

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

Hegel

October 21, 2013

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The spoken word is
the immediate truth of
animal knowledge

***************

Nature is the great
despoiler of beauty, an
uncivilized jest

***************

The scholar sees the
value in everything but
corporeal thought

***************

The dialectic
is pure light and pure darkness
in perfect conflict

***************

When liberty is
mentioned, universal rights
mean nothing at all

***************

Without shoes that fit,
little will be accomplished
in the real world

***************

Man is too divine
for Providence; he is the
total creation

***************

The history of
Germany depends on the
judgment of heroes

***************

Consciousness is the
external reality
of intuition

***************

The mere idea
of government rests solely
on servants’ logic

***************

The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #22

October 15, 2013

Hexagram 22: Pi—Grace

Toe astronomy!
Decorated fires on a
beautifully small

world, adorned with soft,
flexible humanity.
The rigid you folds

for a gain. Review
civilization: judging
from astronomy,

the world is under
fire, decorated with cars,
houses and prisons.

Time is varying.
The white horse dares to be free
in the hills; in the

gardens it is a
believer. As it is said:
Al Gore is happy.

As it is said: Al
Gore is blame-free; he has a
successful career.

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

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

Francis Picabia

October 6, 2013

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My ass always has
need of God; my head always
has need of Satan

***************

The essence of a
man is his shirt and trousers—
naked, he’s nothing

***************

All pleasure is pain
disguised as misery and
bald indifference

***************

The unaesthetic
is as indispensable
as the family

***************

There are only two
categories: life and death.
They bore everyone.

***************

Knowledge is like art—
it lasts only five minutes,
useless and tiring

***************

Concubinage is
marriage that takes liberties
with monotony

***************

Paradise is the
blue music of immortal,
bearable failure

***************

The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #21

October 1, 2013

Hexagram 21: Shih Ho—Biting Through

Mine fire, crack eater.
Earthquake prison, crack eater.
Hang rigid and hang

flexible, while soft
lightning mings upward, eater
of crack—prison is

inappropriate.
In the SLA it is
the royal method

of punishment, though
it’s like saying, crack eater,
shoe fights toe, no blame.

Like saying: toe fights
shoe, no school, nasal skin death
eater, not the blame

of a nose skin death
eater, or just a bacon
eater. In event

of HIV, drugs
are improper; a stingy,
improper, eater

of the unknown. The
golden arrows of Lee are
unshakable, dried

meat eater. Like it
is said: Light ears fight Cong fierce.
Blame properly, what?

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

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

Vincent van Gogh

September 24, 2013

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Frightening dreams are
silenced only by the blue
of Man’s suffering

***************

If you hear a voice
within you, disregard it
with your inmost strength

***************

If you don’t paint the
stars, your soul is forsaken,
a wisp of warm smoke

***************

I am still far from
God, lost, a churchwarden in
the dirtiest hut

***************

Life is a yellow
storm on an orange sea—a
fantasy of love

***************

My heart is the slave
of conscience without courage—
small deeds, small mistakes

***************

Religion is a
terrible certainty of
high-minded reason

***************

My faith is a poor
fisherman who is always
remaining ashore

***************

Fallibility
and discouragement fire the
imagination

***************

Kenneth Goldsmith #2

August 22, 2013

***************

The news is abused—
cold code strained through inverted
subjectivity

***************

Assassination
is the struggle to find words
that describe genius

***************

The sufficiency
of average-sized eyes is
a harrowing joke

***************

Florida is an
agony of moribund
class repetition

***************

Plagiarism is the
spectacle emanating
from silent mourning

***************

A soft text wrapped in
shock iconizes the breasts
of cultural whim

***************

The gargantuan
problem of discourse is the
horror of language

***************

Conceptualism:
Minimalism plus Michael
Jackson’s memories

***************

[Goldsmith is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from his interview with Christopher Higgs in the Paris Review, 2013]

The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #20

August 20, 2013

Hexagram 20: Kuan—Contemplation (View)

Grand view: a wash is
not recommended. Chiang Kai-
shek view of the world:

a view of Shinto
at four o’clock, making no
mistakes worshiping

saints and world clothing.
It’s like saying: flood the floor
and watch provincial

parties, watch kings, watch
people. The conception of
a child, so little,

blame-free, so stingy.
It’s like saying: erect a
view of children, a

set view of little
humans. It’s like saying: the
concept of privet

can be ugly, see?
The concept of privet is
a view of me, an

advance and retreat,
a view of me, advance and
retreat, it’s not a

lost road. The concept
of light, guests of the King; the
concept of State; the

concept I was born,
the blame-free view of me; nine
people watching his

health, so no blame, no
judging. It’s like saying: the
log is taught open.

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

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The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #19

August 3, 2013

Hexagram 19: Lin—Approach

In August, heaven’s
way is fierce. The tycoon is
immersed in the thought

of consumers with
no boundaries. Instead, the
good gentleman is

free from worry when
the Council is free from blame.
Inappropriate

blame is like salt to
a great king who does not shun
lives. Salty Nathan

will log in and teach
adversely. As it is said:
the great Council knows.

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

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Hex 19 - Approach

Kenneth Goldsmith #1

July 27, 2013

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Brion Gysin is
the horizontal axis
of the avant-garde

***************

Concrete poetry’s
shelf life is about a week—
the same as gossip

***************

The New York Times is
Vogue with rabbinical text
and raw editing

***************

Writing is fifty
years behind fashion, but it’s
gorgeously simple

***************

Cooperative
mimesis is the flatness
of community

***************

The parameters
of the abstract canon are
ennui’s storage bins

***************

The normative speech
of idiosyncratic
art is radiance

***************

Cage, Ginsberg, Warhol
and Whitman: grubby merchants
all, plain and greedy

***************

[Goldsmith is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from his interview with Marjorie Perloff in Jacket magazine, 2003]

July 26, 2013
Paranoid Replication #32 (Homage to John Coltrane)

Paranoid Replication #32 (Homage to John Coltrane)

July 26, 2013
Paranoid Replication #31 (The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost) [Adapted from a detail of a photo by Anna Talpe]

Paranoid Replication #31 (The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost)
[Adapted from a detail of a photo by Anna Talpe]

The I Bing: The Book of Exchanges #18

July 24, 2013

Hexagram 18: Ku—Work On What Has Been Spoiled [Decay]

Under tricky brains
the author hangs involved, a
flexible mountain.

Anything that is
world governance began in
heaven. The rigid

wind is a moral
vibration, child of princes,
the father’s function.

Tricky brains are the
parents of blame—diagram
of a small story.

Lunar virtue is
the master of erected,
mean nobility.

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

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

Hex 18 - Decay


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