G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”
H. P. Lovecraft: "What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"
Werner Herzog: “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.”
John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."
Chris Ware: "Being a cartoonist means you don’t consider yourself too fancy."
Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”
विलास सारंग: "संदर्भ कुठलेही असोत, संस्कृत, इंग्रजी, बुद्धिवादी, तांत्रिक, इतिहासाचे, खगोलशास्त्राचे, आधुनिक पदार्थविज्ञानाचे, शिवकालीन व पेशवाईतील बखरीचे, अगणित ज्ञानक्षेत्रांचे, अशा वैविध्यपूर्ण ज्ञानावर लेखन- विशेषत: कवितालेखन- उभं राहत."
Monday, April 19, 2010
"...The survey, commissioned to mark World Book Day, asked which best-selling book of the past decade people would give to young people...
...More than 1,000 people aged 16 to 64 were surveyed across Britain..."
At number nine came, 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins, 2006.
Recently Ian Mcewan's 'Solar' was published.
I mention them because I was impressed the way cartoonists of Spectator celebrated both these books.
I am always touched seeing the way artists are loved by other artists.
In recent years, I have not seen such an example in Marathi cartoons. I will be happy to be proven wrong.
Cat doesn't know (care?) about god but is absorbed in reading 'The Dog Delusion'!
Artist: Geoff Thompson, The Spectator
If Mcewan's book is not sold, it surely can be put to good use!