It’s only recently that I’ve come to understand that writers are not marginal to our society, that they, in fact, do all our thinking for us, that we are writing myths and our myths are believed, and that old myths are believed until someone writes a new one.
I think it’s a beginning for authors to acknowledge that they are myth-makers and that if they are widely read, will have an influence that will last for many years — I don’t think that there’s a strong awareness of that now, and we have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it, which will be accepted.
The original costumes and sets for Pulcinella(Stravinsky) designed by Picasso.
LOU REED BY MICHAEL STIPE, unedited
I first saw Lou Reed perform in 1977, first covered his songs in 1980, and first recorded and released his songs in 1983. By the time we met in 1985, he had already helped define the trajectory of my life. Musically, Lou Reed was profoundly important, but there was another component to his public…
삶이라고 부르는 이 피할 수 없는 패배에 직면한 우리에게 남아있는 유일한 것은 바로 그 패배를 이해하고자 애쓰는 것이다. 바로 여기에 소설 기술의 존재 이유가 있다. (Milan Kundera)
"First coffee. Then a bowel movement. Then the muse joins me."
Angels in America
“Life is full of horror; nobody escapes, nobody; save yourself. Whatever pulls on you, whatever needs from you, threatens you. Don’t be afraid; people are so afraid; don’t be afraid to live in the raw wind, naked, alone… Learn at least this: What you are capable of. Let nothing stand in your way.”
(Source: badela, via confessionsofamichaelstipe)