i don't like fun

quote of the day: just an observation
11 February, 2010, 12:52 pm
Filed under: deutsch, quote of the day

“a casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”

– friedrich wilhelm nietzsche.

update: nietzche was a jerk, more or less. by ‘more or less,’ i actually mean ‘exceedingly.’ but, hey, he’s right about this.

quote of the day: sleep
16 November, 2009, 4:08 am
Filed under: books, deutsch, quote of the day

“keine geringe kunst ist schlafen: es thut schon noth, den ganzen tag darauf hin zu wachen.”

(it is no small art to sleep: for that purpose, you must keep awake all day.)

– nietzche, von den lehrstühlen der tugend (on the teachers of virtue)

p.s. this is obviously incorrect german, but i don’t believe in capital letters…

stalking 101
25 October, 2009, 4:44 am
Filed under: crazy, deutsch


my german homework: encouraging internet stalking?!
also, i think i filled this in wrong. i was just distracted.

6 October, 2009, 3:07 am
Filed under: art, books, deutsch, jews, whine

this is from a book excerpt i have to read for a history course.
of course, i’ve only looked at the pictures so far.


title pages of the bible illustrated by ephraim moses lilien, 1908.

this reminds me – i also have a german test tomorrow. better get on that.

more alfred kubin
3 May, 2009, 11:39 pm
Filed under: art, deutsch

on the tower stairs, no date


the stealthy watcher, c. 1903


madness, 1914

why must i want books that happen to be rare
1 May, 2009, 10:37 pm
Filed under: art, books, deutsch, whine

such as alfred kubin’s die andere seite ? i saw a gorgeous kubin exhibit at the neue galerie this past january, and now i just madly desire this book and its stunning, somewhat disturbing, surreal illustrations… 

more kubin images to come. mmm.