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Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream.
Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.
So time doesn't count, and place does?' I said this to tease her. When I was a man, I liked teasing her and she went along with it, consenting, for it reminded us both of a sadness that had passed.
At times failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism.
The true content of a photograph is invisible, for it derives from a play, not with form, but with time.
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Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
November 5, 1926
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