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"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."
Philip K. Dick (via nathanielstuart)

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— 1 year ago with 391 notes
#quote  #words  #manipulation  #interpretation  #reality  #meaning 
"The masters of information have forgotten about poetry, where words may have a meaning quite different from what the lexicon says, where the metaphoric spark is always one jump ahead of the decoding function, where another, unforeseen reading is always possible."
Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee

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— 1 year ago with 194 notes
#quote  #poetry  #meaning  #words  #lexicon  #interpretation 
The artist - Sophie Calle - asks a series of individuals all blind from birth, what their visual interpretation of beauty would be…


The artist - Sophie Calle - asks a series of individuals all blind from birth, what their visual interpretation of beauty would be…

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— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#description  #Sophie Calle  #words  #language  #blindness  #blank  #art  #photography 
"The first problem of style is how to make dead things come alive. By dead things, I mean words, which neither move, nor breathe, nor weep, nor lust, nor love. Writing well means raising the dead."
The Drama of Grammar by Douglas Glover

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— 1 year ago with 692 notes
#quote  #language  #words  #emotions 
"I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me."
Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text 

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— 2 years ago with 63 notes
#quote  #roland barthes  #language  #words  #seduction  #pleasure  #text  #beauty 
"Poetry is an extreme form of wordplay, in which numbers dictate form and structure to give more beauty to it."
— 2 years ago with 235 notes
#poetry  #shakespeare  #maths  #words  #play  #beauty  #quote