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!"

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

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."

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: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Bob Marley (and Anju) In The Heart of Aniruddha

Today February 6 2014 is 69th Birth Anniversary of Bob Marley (It also is my wife's birthday)


Baz Dreisinger,  review of 'Bob Marley:The Untold Story' by Chris Salewicz, 2011:


"Four hundred pages into this biography, I ultimately found myself staring at the singer’s photo on the cover and wondering who Bob Marley truly was. Neither minutiae nor set lists nor copies of expense reports — nor Salewicz’s pat claims about Marley’s mixed-race identity leaving him “alienated and ostracized” as a boy, nor Rita Marley’s assertion that “Bob had a lot of hurt” — ultimately provide a portrait of the artist as a human being. But that, in the end, has its benefits: it keeps Marley ever elusive, allowing for one more book, one more film, one more story that’s never been told." 

Noel George Williams/ Bob Marley:
 
"Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta:
There was a buffalo soldier in the heart of america,
Stolen from africa, brought to america,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival..."

 


Artist: Jean Philippe Talamon

Courtesy: Bob Marley Facebook Cover Art Contest

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