Quotes

This page shouldn't be considered as a webpage, but as a kind of big sheet of paper where I paste the things (basically, quotes) that I'd like to keep somewhere. There is no organisation, no determined topic. The pages or texts are both in English or French.



Unfortunately we're all humans. Except me, of course.

Pourquoi ce temps que je perds en tergiversations inutiles, à cultiver mes frustrations comme un style ? De loin c'est marrant mais de près c'est loin d'être drôle, quand je perds la boule et que l'aiguille de ma boussole s'affole. Il faut se calmer, débile, surtout qu'il paraîtrait que tout cela au final ne serait qu'un jeu. Avec comme unique et seul but affirmé, tirer son épingle du mieux qu'on peut.

Is any of it real? I mean, look at this, look at it! A world built on fantasy! Synthetic emotions in the form of pills! Psychological warfare in the form of advertising! Mind altering chemicals in the form of food! Brainwashing seminars in the form of media! Controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks. Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven't lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century! We turned it off, took out the batteries, snacked on a bag of GMOs, while we tossed the remnants into the ever expanding dumpster of the human condition. We live in branded houses, trademarked by corporations, built on bipolar numbers, jumping up and down on digital displays, hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen. You'd have to dig pretty deep, kiddo, before you can find anything real. We live in a kingdom of bullshit, that even you have lived in for far too long. So don't tell me about not being real: I'm no less real than the fucking beef patty in your big mac. As far as you are concerned, Elliot, I am very real. We are all together now, whether you like it or not.

The message in the bottle might be the bottle itself.

On veut toute la boulangerie, pas qu'un bout du gâteau. (Même sans adhérer à ce qui est revendiqué, il faut avouer que ce groupe envoie de ces punchlines...)

Everyday we change the world. But to change the world in a way that means anything, that takes more time than most people have. It never happens all at once. It's slow. It's methodical. It's exhausting. We don't all have the stomach for it.
(Décidément cette série est un excellent recueil de citations !)

J'veille toute la nuit, j'écris, j'gratte du papier
J'me lève à 15h, j'relis, j'trouve ça nul à chier

La pression faut la boire, pas se la mettre. (Nico)

La société de masse ne veut pas la culture mais les loisirs. (Hannah Arendt)

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil. (H. Arendt)
+ The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together. (H. Arendt)

Soyez une cerise, faites-vous bouffer ! (M. B. SVT)

Henri d'Aulnay-Pradelle, esprit simple et sans nuances, avait facilement raison parce que sa rusticité décourageait souvent l'intelligence de ses interlocuteurs. (Au Revoir Là-haut, chap. 26)