Chuck Palahniuk

Diary

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kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
How the viewer controls the view. How the artist is dead. We see what we want. We see
how we want. We only see ourselves. All the artist can do is give us something to look at.
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
And what you can’t understand you can make mean anything.
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
“The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create
something that will.”
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
“Here’s where it gets interesting,” the doctor’s voice says. “According to split-brain
physiology, your brain is divided like a walnut into two halves.”
The left half of your brain deals with logic, language, calculation, and reason, he says.
This is the half people perceive as their personal identity. This is the conscious, rational,
everyday basis of our reality.
The right side of your brain, the doctor tells her, is the center of your intuition, emotion,
insight, and pattern recognition skills. Your subconscious.
“Your left brain is a scientist,” the doctor says. “Your right brain is an artist.”
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
Everything is a self-portrait.
Everything is a diary.
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
How we spend our lives trying to express ourselves well, but we have nothing to tell. We
want creativity to be a system of cause and effect. Results. Marketable product. We want
dedication and discipline to equal recognition and reward. We get on our art school
treadmill, our graduate program for a master’s in fine arts, and practice, practice, practice.
With all our excellent skills, we have nothing special to document.
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
Just for the record, the weather today is partly suspicious with chances of betrayal.
kraven
kravenhas quoted2 years ago
Your skin comes in three basic layers. What you can touch is the stratum corneum, a
layer of flat, dead skin cells pushed up by the new cells under them. What you feel, that
greasy feeling, is your acid mantle, the coating of oil and sweat that protects you from
germs and fungus. Under that is your dermis. Below the dermis is a layer of fat. Below
the fat are the muscles of your face.
Kay Noman
Kay Nomanhas quoted5 years ago
Disappeared. Poof.
Bermuda triangulated.
Ольга Чеусова
Ольга Чеусоваhas quoted9 years ago
ACCORDING TO PLATO, we live chained inside a dark cave. We’re chained so all we can see is the back wall of the cave. All we can see are the shadows that move there. They could be the shadows of something moving outside the cave. They could be the shadows of people chained next to us. Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow. Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations. The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight. The camera obscura. Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down. Distorted by the mirror or the lens it comes through. Our limited personal perception. Our tiny body of experience. Our half-assed education
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