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i've noticed this a lot in my classes and with other people in general, but often times they dismiss a writer's/artist's background and views their work in a narrow fashion. not in a discriminatory manner, but a lot of the times they dismiss their backgrounds because their works are "universal" ideals and they're apart of humanity at the end of the day

in no way are they wrong, but actively ignoring and omitting the cultural and religious context of any writer/artist, especially when they're coming from a non-western tradition because of how they're human and their works apply universally, you are only denying them their actual humanity by making it conditional
anyways with that being said, here are a few quotes i like from books/articles/journals/films:

“of course i’ll hurt you, of course you’ll hurt me. of course we will hurt each other. but this is the very condition of existence. to become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. to become presence, means accepting the risk of absence” (antoine de saint-exupery, the little prince)

"you say 'amateur' as if it was a dirty word. 'amateur' comes from the latin word 'amare,' which means to love. to do things for the love of it" (mozart in the jungle)

"franz kafka is dead. he died in a tree from which he wouldn't come down. 'come down!' they cried to him. 'come down! come down!' silence filled the night, and the night filled the silence, while they waited for kafka to speak. 'i can't,' he finally said, with a note of wistfulnes. 'why?' they cried. stars spilled across the black sky. 'because then you'll stop asking for me'" (nicole krauss, history of love)

“most of human suffering comes from an exaggerated belief in agency and purpose, a belief that the personalized aspect of web 2.0 accelerates. 'what should be done and who am i?' is the question it poses to us repeatedly, as if the answer mattered. what’s on my mind? where is my mind? is what i see on the screen an expression of my mind? philosophy of digital culture is perpetually torn between two overkills: declaring the internet a blessed place of productive schizophrenia, where we lose our own self-importance to communicate with the world, or, to the contrary, condemning it as a narcissistic delirium, where everything we do fortifies our self-importance...'paranoia and narcissism are...two functions of the same mask.' what should be done and who am i?” (bogna konior, the dark forest theory of the internet)

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