“You know too little and it doesn’t exist. You know too much and it doesn’t exist. Writing is drawing the essence of what we know out of the shadows. That is what writing is about. Not what happens there, not what actions are played out there, but the there itself. There, that is writing’s location and aim. But how to get there?”

My Struggle, Book One, Karl Ove Knausgaard. 

Luke Haines on Alan Vega:

"My friend [and former Black Box Recorder bandmate] John Moore told me a great story about Alan Vega. When John was going through his huge rock ‘n’ roll phase in the late ’80s, he lived in the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York for several months and Alan Vega was also there.

"One night Alan Vega invited John up to his room and played him all his new songs. He had the backing tracks all on a cassette and Alan Vega proceeded to go through all his songs, doing his act - but in his underpants, jumping up and down on the bed.

"But all the songs were kind of the same. All like [does Alan Vega voice] ‘Whoah baby’, ‘Ooooh’, ‘New rock ‘n’ roll’. That’s what I love about Suicide. The dedication that you can do your new album on a cassette to some guy you met in a bar! Obviously, completely completely righteous."

“I figured out a way to survive by helping rich people pretend they were making a movie, helping rich people pretend they were writing a film score, helping rich people become one thing or another. I helped a lot of pretenders like that. There’s always people pretending.”

Gary Indiana.

R.I.P. Alain Resnais. 
fuckyeahdirectors:

Alain Resnais with Delphine Seyrig on the set of Last Year at Marienbad

R.I.P. Alain Resnais. 

fuckyeahdirectors:

Alain Resnais with Delphine Seyrig on the set of Last Year at Marienbad

onlyediesedgwick:

Mock Life magazine cover for November 26, 1965. This issue featured Edie Sedgwick's "Girl in Black Tights" iconic photo shoot photographed by Fred Eberstadt, and was the first outlet in which her title as superstar became national. Wearing a long sleeved dress by Rudi Grenich, "I swish them the way other girls swish their hair," she said of her chandelier earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Old favorite t shirt.

lesthetiquedelinventaire:

Catherine Deneuve photographed by Jerry Schatzberg 

lesthetiquedelinventaire:

Catherine Deneuve photographed by Jerry Schatzberg 

“Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.”

Alain de Botton, who knows a thing or two about doing what you love, quoted by Megan McArdle, author of The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

Pair with Debbie Millman’s indispensable Fail Safe

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