The Magic of the Cities.
Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer
“I live through risk. Without risk there is no art. You should always be on the edge of a cliff
about to fall down and break your neck.”
“I need, therefore I imagine.”
“chaos: it has no plural.”
“Memory is satisfied desire.”
“Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.”
“What the United States does best is to understand itself.
What it does worst is understand others.”
“Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.”
“If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.”
“The great wheel of fire of ancient wisdom, silence and word engendering the myth of the origin, human action engendering the epic voyage toward the other; historical violence revealing the tragic flaw of the hero who must then return to the land of origin; myth of death and renewal and silence from which new words and images will arise, keeps on turning in spite of the blindness of purely lineal thought.”