Category Archives: Carson’s Commonplace Book

Some Quxiote for our Quote of the Week

“‘Oh sir,’ cried [Don Quixote’s] niece, ‘please have [the books of poetry] burned like the rest, because it could well happen that once my uncle gets over his chivalry illness he starts reading all these other books and takes it … Continue reading

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Jung and Wilde: this week’s Commonplace Book

We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening become a lie. Carl … Continue reading

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This week’s Commonplace Book: Katsushika Hokusai

From the age of five I have had a passion for sketching the form of things, from about the age of fifty I showed a number of drawings, yet of all I drew prior to my seventies there is truly … Continue reading

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Robert Irwin: This week’s Commplace Book

It was mostly a question of just staying in the studio and simply not going out. Whether I did anything or didn’t do anything, whether I was able to work or not, I simply would not let myself leave. But … Continue reading

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Mozart, Eliot, Shelley and Davis

If I sing something out of my opera, I have to stop at once, for this stirs my emotions. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. T.S. Eliot Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in … Continue reading

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