मेघदूत: "नीचैर्गच्छत्युपरि च दशा चक्रनेमिक्रमेण"

समर्थ शिष्या अक्का : "स्वामीच्या कृपाप्रसादे हे सर्व नश्वर आहे असे समजले. पण या नश्वरात तमाशा बहुत आहे."

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.”

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”

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);...”

सदानंद रेगे:
"... पण तुकारामाची गाथा ज्या धुंदीनं आजपर्यंत वाचली जात होती ती धुंदी माझ्याकडे नाहीय. ती मला येऊच शकत नाही याचं कारण स्वभावतःच मी नास्तिक आहे."
".. त्यामुळं आपण त्या दारिद्र्याच्या अनुभवापलीकडे जाऊच शकत नाही. तुम्ही जर अलीकडची सगळी पुस्तके पाहिलीत...तर त्यांच्यामध्ये त्याच्याखेरीज दुसरं काही नाहीच आहे. म्हणजे माणसांच्या नात्यानात्यांतील जी सूक्ष्मता आहे ती क्वचित चितारलेली तुम्हाला दिसेल. कारण हा जो अनुभव आहे... आपले जे अनुभव आहेत ते ढोबळ प्रकारचे आहेत....."

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."

Saturday, August 26, 2017

तुम्ही १८वर्ष किंवा मोठे असाल तर गणपती म्हणा, बाप्पा नको ... Overgrown Children Hell-bent on Enshrining their Own Arrested Development

Holly Brubach: “Bogart’s appeal was and remains completely adult — so adult that it’s hard to believe he was ever young. If men who take responsibility are hard to come by in films these days, it’s because they’re hard to come by, period, in an era when being a kid for life is the ultimate achievement, and “adult” as it pertains to film is just a euphemism for pornography.”

Christopher Luna: “Subway Art is a beautiful and important cultural document of a generation of artists who embodied the spirit of the city before it was Disneyfied.”
Isabel Berwick:”...”Infantilization aims at inducing puerility in adults and preserving what is childish in children trying to grow up, even as children are ’empowered’ to consume.” What we are losing is our maturity. Benjamin Barber highlights some of the ways this changes us. By preferring easy over hard, fast over slow, and simple over complex, we are turning our backs on the fluency and thoughtfulness of the fully formed adult citizen, who can take informed decisions rather than be dictated to by marketing.”

काल मी फेसबुक वॉल वर हे लिहल :
"the most ridiculous thing in this age is the greetings received from robots of banks, mutual funds etc. on festivals, birthdays, anniversaries etc....
I delete them without even opening them....one day their 'stupid' robot will inform them that he does not even open your emails
the second most ridiculous thing is adults referring to Ganpati not as Ganpati but Bappa (बाप्पा)...."

'बाप्पा' हा शब्द लहान मुलांचा आहे , त्यांना तो exclusively वापरू द्या. त्यांच्या तोंडात तो शोभतो, आपल्याला ऐकल्यावर आनंद देतो.

आज हॅरी ब्लीस यांचे खालील कार्टून दिसले....त्याची कॅप्शन बदलली....

मूळचे कॅप्शन : "If I hear the word ‘mindfulness’ one more time, I swear I'm gonna lose it."

Courtesy: Artist: Harry Bliss

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