How to Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays, Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco

How to Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays

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Alina Shas quoted9 months ago
To depict normality is one of the most difficult things for any artist—whereas portraying deviation, crime, rape, torture, is very easy.
Therefore the pornographic movie must present normality—essential if the transgression is to have interest—in the way that every spectator conceives it.
Llia
Lliahas quoted5 years ago
if I wanted, I could also know the exact time. But why should I?
If I were to possess this miracle, I would have no interest in knowing that it is ten minutes past ten. On the contrary, I would observe the rise and the setting of the sun (and I could do this even in a darkened room), I would learn the temperature, I would cast horoscopes, I would dream in the daytime of the blue dial where I could see the stars at night, but I would spend the night meditating on the time remaining before Easter. With such a watch it is no longer necessary to bother about external time, because that would become our sole concern for all our lives;
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