Turnstone

Shards, Sweepings, Stealings, Sayings, Secrets

Month: January, 2012

Whatever Happened To Marxism?

“My grandfather was a bricklayer.

My father was a bricklayer.

I am a bricklayer.

How come I don’t have a house?”

From Fellini‘s film Amarcord

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Life Is The Principle Of Self-Renewal

“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life — they have never felt its breath, its heart — however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material which needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be moulded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my theories about it.” Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago

Embrace Life Like A Lover

“It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the love and courage to pay the price. One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace life like a lover.” Morris West The Shoes Of The Fisherman