I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
My obsessions stay the same – historical memory and historical erasure. I am particularly interested in the Americas and how a history that is rooted in colonialism, the language and iconography of empire, disenfranchisement, the enslavement of peoples, and the way that people were sectioned off because of blood.
My parents had to go to Ohio to get married in 1965 because it was still illegal in Mississippi. My white father and black mother.
The world is independent of my will.
Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle, Yet with itself every soul standeth single.
Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.
When you begin to think about the past, you realize how much of it is lost to us.
A picture is a fact.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.