Citaçons – O demo me leve http://odemo.blogaliza.org "Si eu fixen tal mundo, que o demo me leve" Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:11:04 +0000 gl-ES hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.1 Seria bonito, mas… http://odemo.blogaliza.org/2009/07/23/seria-bonito-mas/ Thu, 23 Jul 2009 06:00:11 +0000 http://odemo.blogaliza.org/?p=1467

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.
-Carl Sagan (1996)

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As bases… http://odemo.blogaliza.org/2009/07/21/as-bases/ Tue, 21 Jul 2009 06:00:43 +0000 http://odemo.blogaliza.org/?p=1469

Rien ne se crée, ni dans les opérations de l’art ni dans celles de la nature, et l’on peut poser en principe que, dans toute opération, il y a une quantité de matière avant et après l’opération; que la qualité et la quantité des principes sont les mêmes et qu’il n’y a que des changements.
Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme
-Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1789)

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Philip K. Dick is dead, alas http://odemo.blogaliza.org/2009/04/10/philip-k-dick-is-dead-alas/ Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:58:50 +0000 http://odemo.blogaliza.org/?p=1384

Giving me a new idea is like handing a cretin a loaded gun, but I do thank you anyhow, bang, bang.
-Philip K. Dick numha carta a Patricia S. Warrick (1978)

Hoje comprei um livro que me recomendarom muito: Philip K. Dick is dead, alas de Michael Bishop. Levava tempo sem mercar nada de Scifi, que melhor que um pouco de metaliteratura sobre um dos meus autores favoritos? Ponherei-me com ele quando remate As décadas de T.L. de Luís Tobio, do que estou a gostar muito. Tenho que ter muita disciplina, que já tenho muitos livros abertos, e a tentaçom de ler algo sobre Dick (Um escritor cuja obra e vida para mim som hipnóticas) é grande. E já que falo de Dick, lembrar também essa citaçom tua, que como máxima vital está mui bem:

Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
– Philip K, Dick “What The Dead Men Say” (1964)

Addendum: Por algumha razom blogaliza apagou a categoria de quase todas as citaçons anteriores. A ver se falo com o administrador.

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