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 पेशवाईतील बखरीचे, अगणित ज्ञानक्षेत्रांचे, अशा वैविध्यपूर्ण ज्ञानावर लेखन- विशेषत: कवितालेखन- उभं राहत."

Friday, April 01, 2011

Commerce in Cricket and Oil in the Middle-East Always Win

Susan Sontag:

“We live in a culture committed to unifying greeds…..everyone on the planet feeding at the same trough of standardized entertainment and fantasies of eros and violence…. (on the iconoclastic spirit of the 1960s) How one wishes that some of its boldness, its optimism, its disdain for commerce had survived……There is no culture ... without a standard of altruism, of regard for others.”


लोकसत्ता : "भारत आणि पाकिस्तान यांच्यामध्ये बुधवारी मोहालीत होणाऱ्या सामन्यावर पाच ते सहा हजार कोटींचा सट्टा घेतला गेला असून त्यासाठी कुख्यात गुंड दाऊद इब्राहिम आणि छोटा शकील सक्रिय झाल्याची सट्टाबाजारात जोरदार चर्चा आहे. त्यामुळे भारत आणि पाकिस्तान यांच्यातील सामन्याचा निकाल काहीही लागू शकतो, असेही या सूत्रांचे म्हणणे आहे..." (March 28 2011)


Artist: Jack Ohman, March 25 2011

For more pictures of brilliant Mr. Ohman, please visit http://www.gocomics.com/jackohman/