Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к

Ты так же сбрасываешь платье
Как роща сбрасывает листья

Boris Pasternak

Oh, what a love it was, utterly free, unique, like nothing else on earth! Their thoughts were like other people's songs.
They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the "blaze of passion" often falsely ascribed to love. They loved each other because everything around them willed it, the trees and the clouds and the sky over their heads and the earth under their feet. Perhaps their surrounding world, the strangers they met in the street, the wide expanses they saw on their walks, the rooms in which they lived or met, took more delight in their love than they themselves did.
Ah, that was just what had united them and had made them so akin! Never, never, even in their moments of richest and wildest happiness, were they unaware of a sublime joy in the total design of the universe, feeling that they themselves were a part of that whole, an element in the beauty of the cosmos.
This unity with the whole was the breath of life to them. And the elevation of man above the rest of nature, the modern coddling and worshipping of man, never appealed to them. A social system based on such a false premise, as well as its political application, struck them as pathetically amateurish and made no sense to them.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Amnesty International USA

Jekuthiel Sofer

Stig Dagerman

C’est pourquoi je puis oser dire que le destin de l’homme se joue partout et tout le temps et qu’il est impossible d’évaluer ce qu’un être humain peut représenter pour un autre.

Philippe Coutant

Il s'agit d'en discerner la pertinence, la validité, d'en assumer les faiblesses et de la renforcer pour qu'elle se développe.
La confrontation avec de multiples approches critiques est un choix délibéré, parce qu'aucune démarche ne peut assumer seule la totalité de la critique ou proposer un système complet et clos.
La société évolue, le capitalisme se modifie. La domination, l’exploitation se déploient selon de nouveaux modes.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Anne Bayefsky

Paul Virilio

(1999年)6月10日の木曜日、対ユーゴスラヴィア攻撃停止のその日、ルイス・アーバー(Louise Arbour)は、母国の司法システム内の要職に就くため、国際掲示法廷の検事を辞職した。このカナダ人は、現職の外国元首を告発した初めての司法官である。


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shery Bobbins

If there's a task that must be done
Don't turn your tail and run
Don't pout, don't sob
Just do a half-assed job
If... you... cut every corner
It is really not so bad
Everybody does it
Even mom and dad
If nobody sees it
Then nobody gets mad
(It's the American way)
The policeman on the beat
Needs some time to rest his feet
(Fighting crime is not my cup of tea)
And the clerk who runs the store
Can charge a little more
For meat (for meat)
And milk (and milk)
From 1984
If... you... cut every corner
You'll have more time for play
It's the American waaaaay

Will Herberg

The American Way of life is individualistic, dynamic, pragmatic. It affirms the supreme value and dignity of the individual; it stresses incessant activity on his part, for he is never to rest but is always to be striving to "get ahead"; it defines an ethic of self-reliance, merit, and character, and judges by achievement: "deeds, not creeds" are what count. The "American Way of Life" is humanitarian, "forward-looking", optimistic. Americans are easily the most generous and philanthropic people in the world, in terms of their ready and unstinting response to suffering anywhere on the globe. The American believes in progress, in self-improvement, and quite fanatically in education. But above all, the American is idealistic. Americans cannot go on making money or achieving worldly success simply on its own merits; such "materialistic" things must, in the American mind, be justified in "higher" terms, in terms of "service" or "stewardship" or "general welfare"... And because they are so idealistic, Americans tend to be moralistic; they are inclined to see all issues as plain and simple, black and white, issues of morality.

Burton Cummings

American woman gonna mess your mind ...

Mark Victor Hansen

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.

Tony Robbins

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Brian Tracy

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Barbara De Angelis

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

ヘルタ ミュラー

Le veilleur de nuit dort sur le banc devant le moulin. Le chapeau noir rend son sommeil doux et lourd, comme du velours.

Herta Müller

Der Pfarrer hatte die Kirchenuhr abgestellt. Ihre verzahnten Räder sollten nicht die Zeit der Sünde messen.

Friday, April 2, 2010